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2022-2023 ODU CASTED AT ILE IFE OKE ITASE FOR ISESE AND WORLD AT LARGE.




IFA OF THE YEAR 2022/2023 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, STATE OF OSUN, NIGERIA.


Eriwo Ya!!!

In the name of Olodumare, Orunmila and all other Orisa, we greet everybody throughout the globe. We also extend the greetings of Araba Agbaye/Olu-Isese, Owolabi Awodotun Aworeni (the Permanent Chairman of the Council of Araba/Oluwo, the Pillar of the International Council for Ifa Religion (ICIR)) to you all in this season of the World Ifa Festival. With the combined efforts of Board of Ethics and Scripture and the Council of Elders of ICIR, we the members of Publication Committee of the Oke-Itase 2022/2023 Organising Committee set up by the International Council for Ifa Religion are hereby presenting verses of the Ifa of the year recited with inspiration by the priests on the mat in the early hours of Sunday, 5th June, 2022, which stands as the first day of the year in Ifa calendar system.




The Odu Ifa that came out for this year is ODI-OFUN (ODI on the right, OFUN on the left). The Odu came with Ibi Iku (Death) and to prevent this, ebo is recommended. Ifa Priests from Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Republic of Togo, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina, Panama, Britain, Switzerland, Ghana and Sweden made their contributions. The verses of Odi-Ofun recited with their narratives are below:





1. Victory:

Ifa says this year, the rulers and all people should take protection of lives and properties more serious. This year will be full of challenges for communities and individuals. We should make ebo to overcome the challenges. External attackers will stand against communities while enemies will stand against individuals. Ebo must be done by communities and individuals to overcome the attackers and enemies. Ifa says external attackers have buried spiritual works round Yoruba land in particular and all Yoruba global communities in general. Enemies, even unsuspected ones are planning to lay siege. This Ifa verse of Odi Ofun asked our leaders to always be prompt in securing our communities, territories and space against all forms of external aggression. They should always act fast in any security threat to their people. Ebo is needed to overcome this. Ebo to be made for this particular social problem include 1 he-goat, 3 cocks, snails, palm oil and money. On this, Ifa says:




i.

Idi funfun o niran

A difa fun won niwaju ile

Won ni ki won o dide fuu

Ki won o lo bo Egungun ile won

Ki ogun ma baa gba iwaju ile wole won

Fila funfun o sunhan ni eerun

A difa fun won ni eyinkule ile

Won ni ki won o dide fuu

Ki won o lo ree bo Orisa oja

Ki ogun ma baa gba eyinkule wole won

Obirin ti ko sunhan

Ogun ni maa n ko jalu

A difa fun won ni aarin ile

Won ni ki won o dide fuu

Ki won lo ree maa bo olubobotiribo baba ebo

Ki ogun ma baa se pa won run

Are lare ile wa

Ayo layo ile wa

A difa fun Ori Otolu omo ateteniran

Won ni ki Ori o rubo

Ki o ma baa sun loke eepe

Kin ni o pogunpote fun wa?

Eranko apeedi!

Ifa ni oo pogunpote fun wa

Eranko apeedi!




Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Ifa revelation to the people in front of the house

They were advised to take swift action

And appease ancestors of their father’s house

For war not to consume them from the front

White cap is not good during the harmattan period

Ifa revelation to the people at the back of the house

They were advised to take swift action

And appease ancestors of their mother’s house

For war not to consume them from the back

A bad behaved woman

Always brings wars to her people

Ifa revelation to the people at the centre of the house

They were advised to take swift action

And appease mouths of people

For them not to be totally annihilated by war

This drama is our household heritage

This joy is our household tradition

Ifa revelation to Ori Otolu omo Ateteniran

Ori was advised to make sacrifice

For Ori not to die

What is it that will destroy both war and conspiracy for us?

The animal that neutralizes hypnotism!

It is Ifa that will destroy both war and conspiracy for us

The animal that neutralizes hypnotism!




ii.

Ifa has also promised us victory over challenges and enemies. On this Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

Perense lo ni idi oke

Idi lajao ti pagi rori

A difa fun Olahanmi, omo Aleke-aga

Won ni to ba ku irawo kan soju orun

O maa debi ayo re wa

Nje temi la a le o

Temi la a le

Temi la a leke

Ewu nil eke ori

Nje temi la a le o

Temi la a le

Temi la a leke

Gbegbe ni leke orun

Nje temi la a le o

Temi la a le

Temi la a leke

Oko lo n leke epon





Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

People sit with the whole body when with money

Ajao bat climb tree from the bottom

Ifa revelation to Olahanmi, omo Aleke-aga

He was told that even when it remains just a star in the sky

He will achieve greatness

So, I will overpower

I will overcome

I will be victorious

It is gray hair that appears on top of the head

So, I will overpower

I will overcome

I will be victorious

It is goiter that appears conspicuous on the neck

So, I will overpower

I will overcome

I will be victorious

It is penis that stays on top of the scrotum




iii.

Ifa revealed that there are a lot of betrayers in our communities. We will also be victorious over these betrayers. Olodumare will surely put the betrayers to shame. On this, Ifa says:

Eni riru nile da

A difa fun Agbo

To n lo ree te Ekun nifa

Towotese lahun wogba

Asebo setutu

E wa bani ni arusegun

N laa bani lese Obarisa


Treachery comes from deception

Cast Ifa for Agbo, the Ram

When he wanted to initiate Ekun, the Leopard into Ifa

The tortoise hides inside shell with both hands and legs

All believers

Come and meet us in victory

In such condition we meet one at the feet of Obarisa



iv.

Parents also need to appease the heads of their children for victory over enemies. The items to use for thus revelation include kola nuts, cocks, gin, money, palm oil and Ifa leaves. After the ebo, the head of the child will be appeased. On this, Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

Aala funfun ni aala Orisa

Bi won ba n ti odo bo

Won a funfun gberugberu

A difa fun Oke kan ribiti

Eyi to n rele Igbeti

To n lo ree bi Oye lomo

Oye ma segun

Oke! Oye ma segun

O ni to ba se bi ti omo oun ni

Emi naa ni to ba se bi ti omo mi ni

Owo mi bewe segunsete emeso oko

Se ni maa se won logun

Se ni maa se won lote

Ota mi ti wa deru isu

Okookan nifa o maa sa won pa je

Ota mi ti wa di yanrin

Womuwomu nifa o maa bo won je


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Obatala’s white cloth is always pure

When people are coming from the river

Their skin look ashy

Ifa revelation to Oke kan ribiti, the Hill

When going to Igbeti

And begot Oye, the Harmattan

Oye, the Harmattan is winning

Oke, Hill! Oye, the Harmattan is winning

She said if it is her child

I also said if it is my child

Here I have segunsete leaves

I will surely win them in war

I will surely destroy their conspiracy

My enemies have become slices of yam

Ifa will be consuming them one by one

My enemies have become yanrin vegetable

Ifa will be boiling them and swallow


v.

People should make ebo so that strangers will not take their land. Ebo should be made with Erankun (rope), a he-goat, knife, pepper and ashes. After making the ebo, an akose will be made and buried at the four corners of the community. On this Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

A fi eniyan ti ko ba fi tire gbole

A difa fun Oye ti somo won nile Igbeti

Ta ni gbale baba eni lowo eni?

Igbeti nile Oye


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Except persons who don’t expose their buttocks to the soil

Ifa revelation to Oye, the Hatmattan, who is a native of Igbeti

Who is it that can claim one’s father’s house from one?

Igbeti is the home of Oye, the Harmattan


vi.

For victory, we need to make ebo with 3 cocks, palm oil, giant rat, soap, money and gin. After the ebo, we will make soap with Ifa leaves including segunsete herb. On this, Ifa says:

Funfun niyi eyin

O gun rege niyi orun

Ka rogun ka ma sa niyi Okunrin

Omu kudikudi niyi obirin

A difa fun Orunmila

Baba ji baba n kominu ogun

Owo mi bewe segunsete temi

Ma maa sewon logun

Ma maa se won lote


To be white is the beauty of teeth

To be straight is the beauty of a neck

Not to run away for war is the honour of a hero

Breasts add honour to a woman

Ifa revelation to Orunmila

When he woke up to have premonition of war

Here is segunsete leaf in my hands

I will conquer them in wars

I will destroy their conspiracies


vii

Ifa advises wives against frustrating their husbands and the husbands against maltreating the wives. This verse of Ifa in Odi Ofun says that there is someone close to one that is doing bad thing to one. Ifa says with proper ebo, the person will be exposed. The items of ebo include a he-goat/3 cocks, 3 brooms, palm oil, 3 giant rat and money. Ifa says we should remove the mat or seat cover in our house or work place and include it as part of ebo items. On this, Ifa says:

Idin fuu la n gbedii

A difa fun Odede ti n je nirogun ota

A difa fun Kanhinkanhin ti i se Obinrin Odede

Nijo ti n gbogun ja oko re

Bi kanhinkanhin ba ta omode

A maa gbedii

Bi kanhinkanhin ba ta agbalagba

A maa gbedii

Asebosetutu, e wa bani ni arusegun


One quickly rises up from sitting position

Ifa revelation to Odede, the Passage, when amidst enemies

Ifa revelation to Kanhinkanhin, the stinging Ant, who was the wife of Odede

When she conspired against her husband

When kanhinkanhin stings a young person

He/she quickly rises up

When kanhinkanhin stings an elderly person

He/she quickly rises up

All believers, come and meet us in victory


viii

Ifa says enemies are doing bad spiritual work to us in Yoruba land for us not to unite. We do not understand one another in Yoruba land, this is the work of our enemies. Ori and Ifa should be appeased with pounded yam, soup, calabash, white cloth and emo rat. On this, Ifa says:

Orunmila wi adibo-o-funbo

Ifa mi adibo-o-funbo Bara Agbonniregun

O ni won n di omo Eku

Omo Eku o le funbo ara won

Orunmila wi adibo-o-funbo

Ifa mi adibo-o-funbo Bara Agbonniregun

O ni won n di omo Eja

Omo Eja o le funbo ara won

Orunmila wi adibo-o-funbo

Ifa mi adibo-o-funbo Bara Agbonniregun

O ni won n di omo Eye

Omo Eye o le funbo ara won

Orunmila wi adibo-o-funbo

Ifa mi adibo-o-funbo Bara Agbonniregun

O ni won n di omo Eran

Omo Eran o le funbo ara won

Won ko ni le di mi pa

Eni kan kii di iyan ko to je e

Won ko ni le di mi pa

Won kii di obe ki won to run un ninu awo

Ifa ni maa mona dandandan

Eewo Orisa

Ori eku emo kii se opo


Orunmila says this is a matter of failure to understand the present situation

I repeat this is a pathetic matter of inability to understand the situation of things

He said, the rats are being hypnotized

So, the rats do not understand one another

Orunmila says this is a matter of failure to understand the present situation

I repeat this is a pathetic matter of inability to understand the situation of things

He said, the fishes are being hypnotized

So, the fishes do not understand one another

Orunmila says this is a matter of failure to understand the present situation

I repeat this is a pathetic matter of inability to understand the situation of things

He said, the birds are being hypnotized

So, the birds do not understand one another

Orunmila says this is a matter of failure to understand the present situation

I repeat this is a pathetic matter of inability to understand the situation of things

He said, the animals are being hypnotized

So, the animals do not understand one another

Enemies won’t hypnotized me to death

Nobody hypnotized pounded yam to eat it

Enemies won’t hypnotized me to death

Nobody hypnotized soup in the plate to eat it

Ifa says I will surely find way out

It has never happened:

Emo rat’s head will never miss road


2. Good Health:

For those who are sick, ebo is needed for holistic healing. The items to sacrifice include 3 cocks, shea butter, palm oil and money. On this, Ifa says:

Ile didi

Ona win-in-in

A difa fun Olu-Ogan

Omo agbaaro modi

Ogan kii le

Ki won ma ba a ni tutu

Tutu la n ba Ogan


Solid house

Road full of people

Ifa revelation to Olu-Ogan, the termite king

He who employed great number of workers to build house

No matter how hard the Termite Anthill is

It will always be cool

Termite Anthill is always cool


3. Messages through Dreams:

Husbands should take serious messages from the dreams by their wives. One should always make divination and recommended ebo any time one dreams or somebody else dreams about one. The ebo to make so that bad dreams will not come to pass include 2 brooms, 3 cocks, palm oil and money. On this, Ifa says:

Idi fun-un fun-un fun

A difa fun Abo Okete

A bu fun Ako Okete

Okeere fefe, ibi di, ibi maa lo


Idi fun-un fun-un fun

Cast Ifa for the female giant rat

Cast Ifa for the male giant rat

Very far place, let disasters pack, let disasters go away


4. Marital related problems such as barrenness:

i.

Women who are having marital challenges should appease Ifa for comfort in their marital homes. Also, barrens will become parents. Items of sacrifice are 2 rats, 2 fish, 2 hens, palm oil and money. On this, Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

A fi eniyan ti ko ba fi tire gbole

A difa fun Ayajomabo

To n rele oko aaro

Igba iyawo bimo sile lomo n ke win-in


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Except persons who don’t expose their buttocks to the soil

Ifa revelation to Ayajomabo

Who was going to her matrimonial home

When the wife was delivered of a baby, the baby started crying


II.

For barrens, ebo is recommended. And they should refrain from using red beads. Ebo should be made with 2 rats, 2 fish, 2 hens, palm oil, corn meal, money and gin. On this, Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

A fi agbalagba ti ko ba fi tire gbole

A difa fun Anseke-kokoro

Nigba to n moju ekun sogbere omo

O romo leyin adiye o bu sekun

O leye oko se bimo juni lo

Won ni ko kara nile ebo ni ko maa se

O gbebo nibe o rubo

Ko pe ko jinna

E wa bani ni wowo omo

Wowo omo laa bani lese Obarisa


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Except the elder who doesn’t expose his/her buttocks to the soil

Ifa revelation to Anseke-Kokoro

When she was longing for children

She saw a hen with chicks and started crying

She was wondering how a bird would have children while human being doesn’t

She was advised to make ebo

She complied

Before long time

Come and meet us amidst a lot of children

It is amidst many children we meet one at the feet of Obarisa


5. Long life revelation:

Ebo is needed to avert untimely death. Ebo should be made with log of wood, 3 cocks and money. After making the ebo, there is need to appease Egbe Orun with edible things. On this, ifa says:

Akindin ni ifun

Orun fi irawo sowe

A gba a lojaa ororo

A difa fun Orunmila

Lojo ti won n pe baba lorun osan gangan

Ebo ni won ni ko se

Egbe, iti igi ni ki e gbe o

Ki e mama gbe eniyan


Akindin ni ifun

The sky makes stars its soldiers

Dressed with conspicuous sash

Ifa revelation to Orunmila

When he was been invited to die prematurely

He was advised to make ebo

Egbe, it is the log of wood you should carry away

Do not carry human being


6. Honesty and Loyalty:

Ifa warns priests to desist from lying. Whoever wants to practice as a professional Babalawo should seek knowledge so he/she will be competent. This verse encourages Babalawo not to be afraid of saying whatever Ifa says and always stand by Ifa message. Also, Ifa priests should not be too silent about the situations of things in the community and the way forward. On this, Ifa says:

Erupe lawo ile Onitagi

Erinmi lawo ode Owo

Ope-o-so-bi-oru ni somo Oba Ado

Awon meteeta ni somo ikofa owo Agbonniregun

Ifa ko won ni dida owo won mo da

O ko won ni oote ale won mo te

O ko won ni ipade okara ebo won mo ha

Won da Ifa won ni ki Oba fi ewure bo Ifa

Won ni lojo meje oni ni ola o wolu

A kii somo Irunmole ka dake lenu

Awa o le se isowo Ope ka menu kuro lara Ikin


Erupe is the priest in the house of Onitagi

Erinmi is the priest in the city of Owo

Ope-o-so-bi-oru is the child of Oba Ado (King of Benin)

All the three were trainees of Agbonniregun

Ifa taught them how to cast ifa and they understood

He taught them how to imprint Ifa and they understood

He taught them how to make ebo and they understood

They cast Ifa and told the king to appease Ifa with a goat

They said the town would be full of wealth in seven days time

We can’t be children of Irunmole and keep mute

We can’t be Ifa priests and stop passing Ifa’s messages


7. Generousity:

Ifa says people should be generous. We must always be hospitable to people. Generosity will yield fortunes for people this year. Whoever is planning any party should plan it with enough food and drinks so that everybody will eat, drink and be happy. We need to appease Ifa with 2 rats, 2 fishes, 2 hens, two goats and 2 kola nuts. On this, Ifa says:

Ka dide fuu ka bo Eegun ile

Ka dide fuu ka bo Orisa oja

Ka dide fuu ka bo olobobotiribo baba ebo

A difa fun won nife Ooyelagbo moro

Lojo ti won n se ohun gbogbo ti okankan o lori

Won ni won o kara nile ebo ni won o maa se

Ki la n bo nife ka to rire?

Enu eniyan!

La n bo nife ka to rire


Let us swift to action and appease our paternal ancestors

Let us swift to action and appease our maternal ancestors

Let us swift to action and appease peoples’ mouths

Ifa revelation to the people of Ife ooyelagbo Moro

When they were doing all without success

They were advised to make ebo

What do we appease in Ife to receive fortunes?

Peoples’ mouths!

Is what we appease in Ife to receive blessings


8. Promotion of Ancestral Heritage:

Ifa says people should appease Egungun. Also, people should refrain from promoting other race’s ancestors at the expense of their own ancestral way of life. One should promote one’s heritage and religion. Ifa advises people to be serious with Isese (Yoruba Traditional Religion) for the nation to witness peace and development of all natures. Egungun must be appeased with a he-goat, gin and kola nuts. This year’s Egungun festival must be taken serious by all Yoruba especially the rulers. On this, Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

A fi eniyan ti ko ba fi tire gbole

A difa fun Abiala

To fi ago tire sile

To n ru ago alago kiri

Eropotofa, e bani ni wowo ire

Wowo ire la n bani lese Obarisa


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Except persons who don’t expose their buttocks to the soil

Ifa revelation to Abiala

Who left his own Egungun mantle (Ancestral Worship)

And continue wearing another person’s Egungun mantle (Ancestral Worship)

All and sundry, come and meet us in affluence

It is in affluence we meet one at the feet of Obarisa


9. Protection of Aged People:

Children should not allow their aged parents to suffer maltreatment. People should be ready to defend their home, town, nation, parents and rulers against any attack either physical or verbal. Ebo should be made with pepper, knife and a he-goat. On this, Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

Aala funfun ni aala Orisa

Bi won ba n ti odo bo

Won a funfun gberugberu

A difa fun Oye

Lojo to n jagun ajati

Ija Abeni loye n gbe

Loye n pa gbogbo araye ku lo


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Obatala’s white cloth is always pure

When people are coming from the river

Their skin look ashy

Ifa revelation to Oye, the Harmattan

When he was fighting unsuccessfully

It was Abeni that Oye, the Harmattan, was fighting for

And Oye, the Harmattan, is about to kill everybody


10. Respect and Obedience to people in the position of authority:

Our traditional rulers should be respected and we must not go against any order from them. Some of our rulers need to maintain good integrity so that they will not lose respect. Whoever goes against the real good ones will have him/herself to blame. People should be careful not to do things that will bring shame to them and this tradition. Ifa says we should always be positive in our utterances. People in the position of authority, especially the traditional rulers have to appease Obatala with 10 snails. On this, Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

A fi eniyan ti ko ba fi tire gbole

A difa fun Orisanla Oseeremagbo

Omo asohun-gbogbo-tase-tase

Kee pe

Bee ni ko jinna

E wa bani ni aruse ogun

Aruse ogun la n bani lese Obarisa


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Except the person who doesn’t expose his/her buttocks to the soil

Ifa revelation to Orisanla Oseeremagbo

He-who-does-everything-with-authority

Before long time

It is not far at all

Come and meet us in victory

It is in victory we meet one at the feet of Obarisa


11. Good cultural training to our children for the heritage sustainability:

Ifa says our children should be given necessary useful education and be trained in a way to embrace our cultural heritage and religion. It is by embracing our culture, tradition and religion that our children will be useful to themselves, the parents and the whole world. Ifa advises that we should love our children and bring them closer to us. On this, Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

A fi eniyan ti ko ba fi tire gbole

A difa fun Fakolade

Eleyii ti somo Orunmila

Ifa mama kola de o

Ola rele wa ree joko


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Except the person who doesn’t expose his/her buttocks to the soil

Ifa revelation to Fakolade

Who was a child of Orunmila

Ifa has brought honour

Honour has made our home its abode


12. Prevention of child lost or kidnapping:

Ifa says people need to make ebo to prevent death or lost of child. People should be more vigilant and take safety and security of their children serious. Ifa says we should monitor the movement of our children and the kind of people they relate with. Ebo is needed to curb the menace of child kidnapping. We should not trust strangers. On this, Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

Fila funfun o sunhan leerun

A difa fun Orunmila

To n sawo lo sibi atokedoke

E pe mi n oo ya

Ifa rere lemi gbe dani

A difa fun Ijoye kan nibe

Won ni o rubo ko ma baa padanu omo

O feti otun gbebo

O fi tosi da a nu

Igba ti omo re wa nu lo tan

Orin lo mu bonu

Idi funfun o niran ooo

Fila funfun o sunhan leerun

Idi funfun o niran

E dakun e saanu mi ooo

Ina omo o ni jo gbogbo wa

E dakun e saanu mi

Okeere fefe ibi di ibi maa lo


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

White cap is not good during the dry season

Ifa revelation to Orunmila

When going on spiritual assignment

Call upon me and I will surely attend to you

My assignment is to assist you spiritually

Ifa revelation to a Chief

He was told to make ebo so that he would not lose his child

He heard the recommended ebo

He refused to make the ebo

After his child got lost

He started singing

Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

White cap is not good during the dry season

Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Please, kindly assist me with whatever you have

We will not lose our children

Kindly give me whatever you can afford

To a very far place, let misfortune go away


13. Excessive alcohol drinking:

People should minimize taking alcohol. Palm wine is a taboo for all throughout the year. Also, any Obatala devotee who takes palm wine should stop doing that to avoid calamity. On this, Ifa says:

Idi -funfun o gbodo mu emu

A difa fun Akala ti somo Orisa Igbowuji

Lojo ti won ni ko gbodo mu emu


Idi-funfun must not drink palm wine

Ifa revelation to Akala, a child of Orisa Igbowuji

When he was told never to drink palm wine


14. Abundant Economic Blessings:

This year, people need to make ebo to be successful in their works. Aje should be appeased with 4 piegeons, eggs and honey. On this, Ifa says:

i.

Idi funfun ko ni iran

Aloku obinrin ko gbaita loja

A difa fun Aje

Ebo won ni ko wa se

O gbebo nibe orubo

O gberu o teru

Atewe, atagba

Are Aje la n sa kiri

Atewe, atagba


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

A once married woman will always have people chasing her

Ifa revelation to Aje

She was advised to make ebo

She made the recommended ebo

She made the necessary ritual

Both young and old

It is Aje, wealth, that we are struggling to get

Both young and old


ii.

Also, Ebo should be made with a he-goat, 3 cocks, palm oil, gin, money and pap. After the ebo, Esu Odara must be appeased with the he-goat for fortunes. After the ebo and appeasement, an akose with soap will be made. On this, Ifa says:

Idi n se mi fuufuu

Idi n se mi fulefule

Ojo oru ma gba tiitii

A difa fun Esu Odara

To n ba Orunmila gbero lojo ti baba o lenikan mo

A difa fun Orunmila

To n ba Esu Odara sore

Esu Odara je ki n la ki n doba, esu Odara!

Kankan lewe ina jomo

Esu Odara, je ki n la ki n doba, Esu Odara!

Warawara lomode took esisi bo

Esu Odara, je ki n la ki n doba, Esu Odara!

Ile won o gbowo owo won, odo mi lo gba a ni sewe araagba

Esu Odara, je ki n la ki n doba, Esu Odara!

Nijo omode ba wa oloyin aye ni foju ba eje ara re

Esu Odara, je ki n la ki n doba, Esu Odara!

Ara gbogbo ni sefunfun fi sefun aje

Esu Odara, je ki n la ki n doba, Esu Odara!

Ire o loruko meji, ire nire je

Esu Odara, je ki n la ki n doba, Esu Odara!

Ta ni oo kore ode ilu fawo?

Esu Odara ni oo kore ode ilu fawo

Esu Odara!


My buttocks is itching me

My buttocks is making my uncomfortable

The rain at midnight with heavy flood

Ifa revelation to Esu Odara

When he was the only person remained when all others had left Orunmila

Ifa revelation to Orunmila

When he was making friends with esu Odara

Esu Odara let me be wealthy and become a king, Esu Odara!

Ina leaves sting instantly

Esu Odara let me be wealthy and become a king, Esu Odara!

A child returns home immediately he/she comes in contact with esisi leaves

Esu Odara let me be wealthy and become a king, Esu Odara!

Their house is not good for their money but my house is the case of araagba leaves

Esu Odara let me be wealthy and become a king, Esu Odara!

It is the day a child goes to fetch oloyin leaves that he/she sets eyes on his/her blood

Esu Odara let me be wealthy and become a king, Esu Odara!

It is with the whole body that sefunsefun leaves have wealth of chalk

Esu Odara let me be wealthy and become a king, Esu Odara!

Ire (fortune) leaf has no any other name but ire (fortune)

Esu Odara let me be wealthy and become a king, Esu Odara!

Who will bring blessings of the town to Awo?

It is Esu Odara thaqt will bring blessings of the town to Awo

It is Esu Odara!


iii.

For people to be successful and not lose fortunes, ebo is needed with 10 Esu knives, 10 cocks, palm oil and money. On this Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

Afi eniyan ti ko ba fi tire gbole

A difa fun Ekun lojo to n roko iwaje

Ebo ni won ni ko se

O si gbebo nibe o rubo

Ikin mi Erigi-alo

Ma je n ba won sowo amubo laye ti mo wa o

Ikin mi Erigi-alo


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Except the person who doesn’t expose his/her buttocks to the soil

Ifa revelation to Ekun, the Leopard, when going on game expedition

He was advised to make ebo

He complied

My Ikin, Erigi Alo

Never let me lose again whatever I have gained

My Ikin, erigi Alo


iv.

Also, those who want to be popular need to make ebo for popularity. Items include 4 pigeons, White cloth, gin, honey and money. Ifa says in this verse that we should be more in white this year. On this, Ifa says:

Idi funfun o niran

Afi eniyan ti ko ba fi tire gbole

A difa fun Aso funfun

Lojo to n torun bo waye

Ebo ni won ni ko se

O si gbebo nibe o rubo

Bi e ba bo mi emi oo han

Aso funfun!

Bi e ba bo mi emi o han


Having buttocks skin turn ashy is not peculiar to a particular race

Except the person who doesn’t expose his/her buttocks to the soil

Ifa revelation to Aso funfun, the White Cloth

When coming to the planet earth

It was advised to make ebo

No matter how you cover me, I will be conspicuous

Aso Funfun (White cloth)!

No matter how you cover me, I will be conspicuous


15. Spiritual cleansing of Orisa paraphernalia:

We need to wash our Ikin and other Orisa paraphernalia with ewuro (bitter leaves) for effective supplications. On this, Ifa says:

Eku ni gbohun eku

Eja ni gbohun eja

Opolo a maa gbohun konko lodo

Oro ti akere ba so lodo, ni Olueri n gbo

A difa fun Orunmila

Lojo ti Ikin barapetu o gbohun Barapetu mo

Aruwe de o, Irunmole lodo

Eni ba ti mo aruwe, Irunmole lo mo


Rats understand rats

Fishes understand fishes

Toads understand frogs in the river

All that frogs say in the river are clear to Olueri, the king of the river

Ifa revelation to Orunmila

When his Ikin didn’t understand him anymore

Here comes aruwe leaves(bitter leaves), a deity in the river

Whoever knows aruwe leaves (bitter leaves) has known a deity


ORISA OF THE YEAR

Oke

Obatala

Egungun

Egbe Orun

Esu Odara

Aje

Ori


TABOOS FOR THE YEAR

Do not drink Palm wine

Do not eat Eran ogbo (a type of Cat)

Do not disrespect your Oluwo and elders

Do not commit adultery

Do not drink to the point of getting intoxicated

Do not starve yourself and guests

Do not procrastinate


Verses recorded, transcribed and translated by:

Oluwo Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode, Ph.D (Chairman, Publication Committee)

Chief (Dr.) Abiodun Fafolarin Agboola (Secretary, International Council for Ifa Religion, ICIR)

Otunba Kehinde Idowu Fagbohun

Babalawo Ojoawo Windare

Babalawo Fasayo Agboola

Miss Fabukola Abike Fakayode

Aboru, Aboye, Abosise.

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