During her incredible performance at the Grammys, Beyoncé paid homage to all things motherly. Before the music icon appeared physically on stage, images of herself, her mother, and her daughter draped in yellow were projected on a screen.
Although some may assume the yellow is in reference to her album Lemonade, the soon-to-be mother of twins was introducing the world to Oshun, the Yoruba goddess of sensuality, love and fertility.
Although many viewers of the Grammys may be unfamiliar with Oshun, Beyoncé had no issue using her platform to take everyone to school and celebrate African womanhood.
Additionally, Beyoncé recognized the African water spirit Mami Wata, or Mother Water. According to Smithsonian magazine, Mami Wata is often seen with long, flowing hair and appears to be half-human and half-fish.
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