Mama Djombo

Goddess of Shine
Guinea Bissau

  • Temple: Griots
  • Element: Bush

Goddess Mama Djombo glitters as guardian of the lush, green forests of Guinea Bissau. If her name sounds familiar, it is because Mama Djombo’s name was misconstrued by colonizers and replaced with the term mumbo jumbo, meaning “gibberish.” Still she shines.

Mama Djombo’s Guidance

You were born to shine. Be seen. Be heard. Be a movement. We need to know your name. We want to learn your dance.


Daring to rise and shine starts with the courage to be seen and heard. Your story matters, and someone needs to hear it.

Fear of shining brightly keeps you in the shadows, hiding and shrinking. There is no way to claim your voice and avoid rejection, criticism, and judgment, but you are not for everybody. If everyone likes you, you are not really being you.

Goddess Declaration

“I am ready to be seen and heard.”

Card Meanings

Temple 1: Threshold Guardians

Temple 2: Ancestors

Temple 3: Conjurers

Temple 4: Warriors

13. Oya
14. Atete
15. Sekhmet
16. Asase Yaa
17. Sitira

Temple 6: Lovers

Temple 7: Griots

Temple 9: High Priestesses