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  • The River Maid or River Mumma is Jamaica’s fresh water mermaid. She is the guardian of Jamaica’s fresh waterways, rivers and streams. Her home is the river head and deep holes. She is Jamaica’s water source and she is a symbol of sensuality and life, a water spirit. Water is life. Her story started in Africa, she travelled on the middle passage and came to the different countries with her enslaved peoples, in other countries along the transatlantic slave trade she has different names. She is also synchronized with Mary.

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