Yemoja // The King of Cups
The King of Cups (Sociable, loving, sensuous. Intelligence combined with strong intuition. Loves the arts) depicted as Yemoja, African (Yoruba) goddess often depicted as a mermaid She is associated with the moon, water, and feminine mysteries. I love this goddess! She sounds like the epitome of a strong woman!
I struggled a lot with the kings of the deck as I really want this deck to be a celebration of goddesses and, no offence to the gods, but I wanted to keep it as a feminine deck. I decided I would select particularly powerful or inspiring goddesses for my King cards and stick to my theme. I researched Yemoja a lot as my knowledge of African deities is extremely limited and discovered that she is often shown as a two tailed siren – amazing!