Oyeku Ofun Temple

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ORUNMILA, Come and Create Wealth in My Home…

ORUNMILA! I call on IFA!
I say he has become our lineage
It is our lineage and heritage to be an Awo
Cast IFA for the palm tree
That will be as prosperous as the king of Ereke
Dry palm stem, you are my kin
Palm tree, you are my kin
It is ORUNMILA himself who brought me money to acquire a home
IFA when you wake up, come and feed me with your breast milk
When Oniponponpon lit his light, he always places it on top of the child’s head
Erigialo!
Come and create wealth in my home
I am a good Awo
Erigialo!


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ITADOGUN 5/3/15

ITADOGUN 5/3/2015

This Itadogun, IFA warns us of potential for illness. IFA speaks about the dangers of promiscuous sexual activity. IFA says we should refrain from that type of activity. IFA says we should make offering to ESU ODARA with a piece of cloth and plenty of palm oil. On this IFA says:
Kenberi women do not understand each other
And the Ibariba people do not understand other people
Ifa’s message for Idi-Omokan
A woman who is indiscriminate in her sexual activities
Who plans to spoil this compound
She was advised to offer Ebo
She refused to comply…

Also IFA says that there are many who are hoping and trying to have children now. IFA says that all of those who wish to have children should be appeasing OSUN (OSHUN). IFA says that we should appease OSUN (OSHUN) with some fruit, 1 obi abata (kola nut), and plenty of honey. On this IFA says:
Ika nta siiri
Oturupon nda geerege
They cast Ifa for my mother
The Otooro of Efon land
Offspring of rainfall that took over Ido-land
She was feeling distraught because of her inability to birth her own baby
She was advised to offer Ebo
She complied
All greet my mother
She who placates her baby with brass ornaments
Yeye e mi o
She who placates her baby with a brass ornament

May Olodumare guide and guard us. Ase

Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
http://www.oyekuofun.org/


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ODU, The Mythical Wife of ORUNMILA

ODU THE MYTHICAL WIFE OF ORUNMILA
By Araba Yemi Elebuibon
From the book “Apetebii: Wife of Orunmila”…

Kalanchoe has strong leaf
Prickly spinach has a strong foot to walk
Look at an ear of a leper
They are both the same
Ifa divination was performed for Orunmila

The day he is going to take Oro modi modi as a wife Oro modi modi
is otherwise known as Odu, or Olofin. This is a sacred name for
every Ifa Priest. She was regarded as mother of all Ifa Priest’s
wives. Odu or Oro modi modi became Orisa after she got married
to Orunmila.
One day during the week day of Ifa Ose, Orunmila and some of his
devotees were at the temple, and in the process of the Kolanutceremony.
It came out that Orunmila would receive a guest and that this guest was
an important spiritual woman. It was revealed that Orunmila must be
careful in entertaining her; also he must obey her instructions.
As soon as they finished the week day celebration,the visitor entered
the house of Ifa. Orunmila welcomed her, giving her a warm reception.
The woman was impressed by the way Orunmila received her and promised
to help Orunmila in all his big tasks. She also wanted to marry him and
gave Orunmila several conditions that if Orunmila married her she must
have her own private room. Nobody must take light to see her face.
Nobody must eat with her. She must not see Orunmila’s other wives’ faces.
Also, they must not see her face.
This woman was not beautiful. She had spots all over her face and body.
Orunmila did not like the idea of marrying her at first,but when he
remembered what Ifa had said he agreed to marry this woman, because she
would be helpful to him in the future.
This was what made Orunmila call all his wives and give them warning
that they should not open the door where Oro modi modi was living,that
nobody should bring light in there. When they prepared her food, they were
to put the food on the floor in front of her room. She would take the food
inside herself.
One day, one of the Orunmila wives decided to open the door to see the
woman because she wondered how come she was forbidden from putting her
eyes on the one whom she gave food every day. It was at night when
Orunmila was not at home she brought a lamp(Fitila) to look into eyes
of Oro modi modi. The guest was more than angry when she saw the light.
She was furious, and she put a spell on the wife of Orunmila so that she
died instantly. Orunmila was restless and realized through signs that
something was happening at home; he found his wife’s corpse on the ground,
and Oro modi modi disappeared. Orunmila chanted Iyere poetry to call her,
he said:

Kalanchoe has strong leaf
Chorus Hin-in (yes)
Prickly spinach has a strong foot to walk
Hin-in
Look at the ear of the leper
And look at Kalanchoe’s leaf
Hin-in
They are both equal.
Ifa divination was performed for Orunmila
Hin-in
The day he is going to take Oro modi modi as wife
Hin-in
Oro modi modi
I did not vow with you to kill my wife
And Oro modi modi replies, she says:
Kalanchoe has strong leaf
Hin-in
Prickly spinach has strong a foot to walk
Hin-in
Look at the ear of lepers
And look at Kalanchoe’s leaf
Hin-in
They are equal
Ifa divination was performed for you
Orunmila
The day you would like to marry me
Oro modi modi as your wife
Hin-in
I did not vow with you to put light on my face
Orunmila Oooo
Eeee Orunmila I did not vow with you to put light on my face

Now it was clear to Orunmila that one of his wives had broken
the taboo and that was the reason she died.
Odu, Oro modi modi,refused to come back to live with Orunmila.
She preferred to remain in spirit and guide and protect Orunmila
showing light to the darkness of Orunmila’s life. She promised
to bless him and she gave warning that whenever and Ifa Priest
is receiving Odu or Olofin, there must not be any woman around,
and that food for him must not be prepared by women and that all
Ifa Priests who receive Olofin or Odu are supreme and powerful
Ifa Priest. Until today that is why a woman must not see Odu,or
Olofin.

Reference: Ofunmeji


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IFA Will Make You a Free Gift for Himself

Iwori jaaraja
Oturupon joorojo
Cast divination for Atinulahun
The child from the bowels of Agbonniregun
After his birth
He started acting according to the instructions of Ifá
Life pleased him
He was well known
‘Ifá will make you a free gift for himself’, they told him
He started dancing and rejoicing
He was praising his Babaláwos
His Babaláwos were praising Ifá
He said it was exactly as his Babaláwos said
Iwori jaaraja
Oturupon joorojo
Cast divination for Atinulahun
The child from the bowels of Agbonniregun
Ifá would make you a free gift for himself
Iwori jaaraja
Oturupon joorojo
Orunmila would make you a free gift for himself
Iwori jaaraja
Oturupon joorojo


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ORISHA and IFA Calendar May 2015 – OSU EBIBI

HAPPY NEW MONTH!

May 2015 OSU EBIBI
1 Sango/Oya
2 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
3 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
4 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko X
5 Sango/Oya
6 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
7 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
8 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
9 Sango/Oya
10 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
11 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
12 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
13 Sango/Oya
14 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
15 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
16 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
17 Sango/Oya
18 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
19 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
20 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
21 Sango/Oya
22 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
23 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
24 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
25 Sango/Oya
26 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
27 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
28 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
29 Sango/Oya
30 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
31 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon


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Who is OGUN?

Who is OGUN?.

Who is OGUN?

OGUN LAKAYE

 “I shall come after Ogun must have left
Come, I shall, after Ogun must have cleared
the road for my propitious legs
to tread upon: god of steel and iron.
Planted feet in rituals of natural childbirth
and theocracy.
I shall come having seen the rays
caressing my windowless abode.
Do not douse my longing by temporizing,
for as you know procrastination is the
thief of time,
As for Ogun, he’ll do all within his
indispensable being to prepare the road
for his earthbound homer.
Ogun is not supposed to fail, for if he
fails; the whole world will stumble:
the scion of Ile-Ife must have failed.
Ogun, clear the road
for me
in my journeys, day and night.
On my way to fetch water,
clear the road
for me.
On my way to fetch firewood,
clear the road
for me.
On my way to fish
clear the road
for me.
On my way to farm,
clear the road
for me.
On my way to gather fruits/snails,
clear the road
for me.
On the way to hunt the wild,
clear the road
for me.
On the way to the groves or shrines,
clear the road
for me.
On the way to the thresholds of my
kith and kin,
clear the road
for me.
On the way to the virgin dream
clear the road
for me.
Ogun, fend for me
whenever my mouth longs for a munch
and the stomach cries for a fill.
Blenching like a beanstalk
befor a fire
Fortified with bravado like a lion
clear the road
for me.
Eyes; radiant, beaming,
Flushed with joy coursing
to the apogee, blissful!
Or
Sorrowful; eyes suffused with tears
clear the road
for me.
On my way to the market,
Buy or sell or both,
clear the road
for me.
Ogun, clear the road for me
during the hot harmattan Dry Season
perspiring like a lidded pepper-soup
pot on fire
During the rainy season
drenched to the skin like a chick
in a downpour
clear the road
for me.
Machete, sheathed for peace
unsheathed for danger.
Ogun, clear the road for me whenever
the road is blind or spiky;
whenever the road is treacherous
and famished for blood.
Ogun, give me your dexterity
in all instruments pertaining to
steel and iron.”
-Yemi Ogunyemi, from his poem “Covenant of the Earth”

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