Oshun is the deity of river waters and is also seen as the embodiment of love and sexuality. She is a symbol of gaiety, music, the arts and human pleasure. She represents the joy of life and is, in many ways, what make life worth living. Oshun is the patron of Gold and all wealth is hers to give. She also rules marriage and is the giver of fertility. Her influence is gentle and loving and she teaches humanity that the secret of life is love.