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Iya Agutan (Pronounced E-YAH AH-goo-TAHN) was a healer from Alkebula who first appeared in the graphic-novel, The Blue Madjai. Iya Agutan may or may not have assisted Harnuphis Bukouloi in her development to become the Blue Madjai.

20s A Difficult Age

The Blue Madjai arc

Harnuphis travels to Wagadú Mandé to find Iya.

Physical Appearance

Iya first appears on the front cover of 20s A Difficult Age: The Blue Madjai standing next to Harnuphis with white wool, black eyes and pink ears.

Etymology

Iya in the native Yoruba tongue can translate to mean "mother". Iya is also a play on the word "Aya", an adinkra symbol originally created by the Ashanti and the Gyaman in West Africa which means "fern".

Aya-adinkra

The Aya West African adinkra symbol.

The "Aya" symbol is a symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. "An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty."

Agutan in the same language means "lamb". Together "Iya Agutan" translates to "The Lamb" and in some cases "Mother Lamb".

Appearances

The blue madjai vol 1 copy