Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

The patron goddess of reapers, worshipped by Zélie and her mother.

Oya Quotes in Children of Blood and Bone

The Children of Blood and Bone quotes below are all either spoken by Oya or refer to Oya. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Henry Holt and Co. edition of Children of Blood and Bone published in 2018.
Chapter Seventy-One Quotes

The ache that cuts through me is sharper than the blade that cut through my back. It’s like losing Mama all over again.

Related Characters: Zélie (speaker), Mama
Page Number: 456
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Oya Term Timeline in Children of Blood and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Oya appears in Children of Blood and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Twelve
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...and Tzain make camp for the night. In the dark, Zélie tentatively reaches out to Oya, the patron god of her magic. She’s still scared, but even thinking the gods might... (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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...each of the children gods, the walls swirl with color and light. When he reaches Oya, Zélie’s patron god, he asks her to tell the story. Telling the story reminds her... (full context)
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...bath. She feels a sensation of electricity in her veins and sees a vision of Oya spinning in red silk. She feels an overwhelming sense of magic and connection. After the... (full context)
Chapter Forty-Eight
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...forward and Inan throws her the sunstone. It fills her with energy and visions of Oya. An army of animations swirl out of the ground. (full context)
Chapter Eighty-Five
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...mother as she floats through blackness to her mother’s voice. She sees a vision of Oya, who says she has always been by Zélie’s side, and always will be. But then... (full context)