Osumare – the rainbow serpent – is the Orisa of cool breezes, hope, inspiration, and “the path to wealth and riches.” The rainbow serpent leads her devotees to cool wealth. If Oya is the wind, Osumare is the breeze. She is the awe that you experience when you see a rainbow cross the sky. Osumare – like Osun – represents joy and happiness but Osumare is more about the feeling of having already obtained that joy while Osun is more about the curious search for it.
Osumare joins the earth and the sky and brings the breeze of peace, harmony, and wealth to her devotees on her serpentine back.
She is the feeling of absolute peace, comfort, and awe. Honey, milk, perfume, and white powder are among her favorite offerings.