I envisioned attendants for 'Maya. first, a squid, because I saw a PBs show on how smart they are, smarter than the scientists deemed necessary for their short lives and place on the food chain. Then i heard a story about how a curious squid damaged some aquarium, swimming somewhere they didn't think it could and gumming up some works.
So I create Lula (I)
and then looked at and read some more about gigantic squid and colossal squid and revamped her pattern. Lula is Portugese for squid.
Of course there needs to be a fish. I considered a dolphin, but in whatever level of fantasy/reality I was going to assume, a dolphin would be the same size as her, unless I was saying the goddess is a giant.... so Eja also had two design iterations.
The Starfish and o how they come in so many flower-like configurations remained more or less the same.
Early results from pattern testing seems that what I wrote is what they got and are, so I am pleased.