Mawu Lisa

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This complex West African deity was worshipped by the Fon and most of the Ewe and has been viewed several ways over the course of history. Also spelled also spelled Mahu-Lisa, Mahou-Lissa, or Mahu-Lissa this deity is considered to have two forms, one male and one female. In other tellings, Mawu-Lisa is a set of twins brought into being by Nana Buluku. Mawu represented the moon and ruled over the night and made her home in the west. Lisa represented the sun and ruled over the day and resided in the east. During the first eclipse, they created fourteen gods, who were seven pairs of twins and gave each of them roles to fulfill. 

Tradition: Africa

Tasting Notes: fruity, bright, smooth

Ingredients: rooibos, lemongrass, natural flavoring, freeze-dried mango cubes, freeze-dried strawberry pieces, and marigold blossoms

Recommended Reading: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Changes: A Love Story by Ama Ata Aidoo

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Size: 20g