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In Yoruba mythology, Oshunmare (also Oshumare, Oxumare) is a divine serpent which is believed to create the rainbow,[1] both male and female, and is a symbol of creation, human procreation and the link between the world of the mundane and that of the ancestors.[1] This idea is more a part of worship in the Americas than it is in West Africa.[2]


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  2. Black theatre: ritual performance in the African diaspora. Temple University Press. 2002. pp. 418. ISBN 1566399440, 9781566399449. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 

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