- African (culture)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
A great Rainbow Snake of the traditions of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It is similar to Aida Hwedo of West Africa for the Dahomy people. Oshumaire is a cosmic multi-coloured python that lives in deep waters. It created the formation for gullies, rivers and billabongs. He is known to sleep in the mud during the dry season and flies to the sky as a rainbow sending down rain to help life re-grow during the wet season. He has a fascination for anything that is iridescent.
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