KIRAN ATMA: Yama-Oba
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Paganism & Wicca - Who Is Yama-Oba, Or Yama-Uba?

Yama-Oba, Yama-Uba, Her name means "old mountain lady," and she is variously described as a benign ghost, a demon, a witch, a cannibal-ogre, or all of the above. 


  • In Shinto mythology, mountains are very holy and strong, thus deity may have lurked in the Yama-past. 
  • Oba's - The name may possibly be a reference to the ancient Eurasian deity Kybele, who is known as "The Mountain Mother."
  •  Yama-Oba (one or more) appears as a lady with long, unkempt hair. 
  • Her hair turns into snakes and back as requested, according to legend. 


DIVINE WITCH: Kybele 


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