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In Yoruba mythology, Ochun is an Orisha and goddess of love, maternity and marriage. She had to become a prostitute to feed her children and the other Orishas removed her children from her home. Ochun went insane from grief and wore the same white dress every day; it eventually turned yellow. Aje'-Shaluga, another Orisha, fell in love with her while she was washing her dress. He gave her money and gems which he collected from the bottom of the river he lived in. They were married and she was reunited with her children.

She is associated with the color yellow and the metals gold and copper.

Alternative: Carida