Oyeku Ofun Temple

Ifa and Orisha Temple in Arcata, Humboldt County, Northern California // A Peaceful Place for Divine Worship

An old piston is used to pound indigo

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Arugbo odo la fi ngeluu
Agbalagba ju ona nii gejo meji gberegede
Dia fun baba ti ntunle onile se
Eyi ti Ajagunmale yoo maa wole dee
Ebo ni won ko waa se
O gbebo, o rubo
Iya n bu mi lole
Baba nbu mi lole
Omo ti mo bi nbu mi lole
Aya ti mo ni nbu mi lole
Oro o kan yin o
Lowo Eledaa mi ni o
Ase wa dowo Ogbe oun Ogunda

Translation
An old piston is used to pound indigo
An old well trekked road is it that breaks the back of a snake
These were the messages of Ifa for the elder who mends other peoples home
And who Ajagunmale will be taking care of his own home
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
My mother says that i am lazy
My father complains that i am lazy
My child accuses me of being lazy
Even my wife moans that i am lazy
The matter is not in your hands
It rest in the hands of my maker
My authority comes from Ogbe and Ogunda

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