Mama Cocha is the Inka Goddess of the Sea, "Sea Mother or Mother of the Oceans". Protecting fisherman and sailors, preventing storms and calming the waters.
These sacred shells can for ceremony, smudging incense or using as a symbolic gesture on an Alta.
Abalone shell is known to many cultures. Used as a decorative altar item,jewelry and as a smudge bowl are just some of its uses.
Abalone shells are worn on the forehead of Apache tribe girls as they greet the sun in the morning of their initiation into womanhood. They strengthen the structure of the body and work directly with the heart chakra. Abalone shell meanings are: Intimately connected to the sea - represents the tides of emotion An easy flow of feelings and sensitivities to others Connected to family and particularly motherhood Harmony in relationships The play and variety of colors represent change as the beauty of existence.
Shells are used in a variety of ways. For ritual and ceremony if could be for a despacho prayer bundle or for an altar whereby you can add representations for the seas and oceans. These shells are deep and add a lightness being able to fill them with water.
Can be also used a a small smudge dish for burning leaves or kintu prayer sticks.
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