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Oshun

Traditional Colors: Yellow, Gold and Amber

Number: 5

Areas of Influence: Rivers, love and romance, gold, pregnancy, witchcraft and love or wishing spells, healing (especially emotional), weight loss

Entities associated with: Our Lady del Caridad del Cobre (patron saint of Cuba)

Symbols: Gold, yellow butterflies, gold, diamonds, gold, yellow roses, gold and did I mention gold?

Offerings: Pumpkins, honey, cinnamon, lemons, coconut, yams, chicken, Goldschlager Liquor

Feast Day: September 8th

Astrology: Venus, Taurus and Virgo

Tarot: Page (Princess in Thoth Deck) of Cups, Ace and 2 of cups

Chakra: Solar plexus, heart

Gemstones: Amber, Diamonds, Imperial Topaz, Rutilated quartz, Citrine, golden beryl, yellow flourite

Animals: Yellow butterflies, bees, otters, skunks

Entities of Similar Energy: Aphrodite, Venus, Freya, Lakshmi and other Goddesses of Love

Plants associated with: Sunflowers, lemons, pumpkins, butternut squash, cinnamon

Oshun is the Orisha of love. She can be the sweetest, kindest, most generous person you will ever meet. She is beautiful, charismatic and has great taste in everything. She appreciates the finer things in life (gold especially). She loves to laugh and wants everyone to be happy. You can always tell when she’s around because everyone just gets real silly and starts to giggle. Well, that and everyone seems to get just a little more sexy. She is graceful and loves to dance.

While Chango represents the essential life force, Oshun represents the things that make life worth living. She is that first stage of a new romance. You are sooooo in love with that new guy or girl. Everything they do is perfect. Even those habits that will annoy you in a few months are “cute.” You can’t get enough of each other emotionally and physically. You don’t sleep, you are full of energy and you don’t eat much. You are completely enamored by that other person. You want to give them the world. Now, we all know that eventually this feeling changes into something else but for that first few weeks, life is grand.

Oshun loves her children with every fiber of her being. She will give them almost anything. She is a witch, and will throw spells (especially love spells) with the best of them. All wishing spells (anytime the words “I wish” exit your mouth) belong to her. She has a pot of honey that she has tied around her waist (why yes, that does have a double meaning) and she can use it for spells. Oshun will get you pregnant but she isn’t a huge fan of babies (except when they are real cute and well-behaved) so at some point in a pregnancy, Yemaya (her mother) will take over. There is a river that she owns, the Oshun River, in Nigeria. Oshun is utterly charming.

There is a story of how Ogoun got pissed off one day and took off for the woods. This was a serious problem because Ogoun is modern civilization. All the machines stopped working and cities began to fall apart. Each one of the Orishas tried in vain to get him to come back but he wasn’t having any of it. Finally, Oshun, in a very sexy outfit went out to the forest. She had her “honey pot” tied around her waist as usual. She began to dance and as she moved, Ogoun watched her from afar. She kept dancing and he kept getting closer. When he got within arms reach of her she dipped her hand into her honey pot and then smeared some of the honey onto his lips. Poor boy didn’t know what hit him. She used her feminine ways to get him to go back to civilization.

Oshun is very much in love with Chango. Unfortunately since Chango is a slut (and married to her sister, Oya) that means that Oshun is often heart broken. This is the flipside to Oshun. She is constantly getting her heart broken because she gives so much and can never really find someone who can give her back all that she needs. Oshun, please don’t listen to this next part…Now for her bad traits…she can be moody, vain, superficial, jealous and petty. Oshun has a short attention span. She is can be very insecure and she hates being poor. At her worst, she may marry for money. If you cross her or lie to her, she will make sure that you feel fat and ugly and couldn’t get laid in a prison with a fist full of pardons.

Properly Showing Respect to Oshun

When preparing an altar to Oshun, make sure it is pretty. The space should be clean and smell good. She loves yellow, amber and gold (brass will do if you can’t afford gold). She likes to be called a “goddess” and be praised. Be sure to tell her how wonderful she is!!! She loves pumpkins with honey and cinnamon. Be sure when offering honey to her, taste it first (someone once tried to offer her poisoned honey) and then sprinkle with cinnamon. She also likes yams (sweet potatoes). She loves jewelry of all kinds. Never make a promise to her that you can’t keep. She HATES that. Offerings to her can be given at any natural bodies of fresh water. She loves yellow flowers (roses are best but carnations will do if you can’t afford roses).

Where to find Oshun

Natural bodies of water (lakes, streams, rivers, creeks), beauty shops, cosmotology school, spas, new age stores (she likes the pretty things), high end lover’s boutiques, jewelry stores, any spots where lovers like to go

Oshun’s Children

Generally speaking, Oshun’s kids are usually the easiest to spot in a crowd. They are attractive, charismatic people. They want everything around them to look perfect and expensive. However, since they don’t like to clean, their places may be messy. They love parties and being the center of attention. They constantly talk about the opposite sex. Her kids love to be pretty and will normally spend a lot of time in the bathroom primping. They lavish their loved ones with attention and gifts. They are bad with money and will normally live beyond their means (or have some one else paying the bills). Many times, they will be fair haired and skinned (no matter what race) and like to dye their hair blonde if it ain’t that color already. Her children are quite often dancers, artists and hairdressers. Yes, many of your flamboyant gay men have Oshun as their mother?. They are moody, vain folks who will get mad at you for not giving them enough attention but they won’t stay mad for long if you apologize and make up for your sins. They can be very self-indulgent and may carry some extra weight due to their eating habits. This may lead to chronic yo-yo dieters. Two words…High Maintenance.

http://www.tribeofthesun.com/oshun.htm

soul-service:

Oshun

Traditional Colors: Yellow, Gold and Amber

Number: 5

Areas of Influence: Rivers, love and romance, gold, pregnancy, witchcraft and love or wishing spells, healing (especially emotional), weight loss

Entities associated with: Our Lady del Caridad del Cobre (patron saint of Cuba)

Symbols: Gold, yellow butterflies, gold, diamonds, gold, yellow roses, gold and did I mention gold?

Offerings: Pumpkins, honey, cinnamon, lemons, coconut, yams, chicken, Goldschlager Liquor

Feast Day: September 8th

Astrology: Venus, Taurus and Virgo

Tarot: Page (Princess in Thoth Deck) of Cups, Ace and 2 of cups

Chakra: Solar plexus, heart

Gemstones: Amber, Diamonds, Imperial Topaz, Rutilated quartz, Citrine, golden beryl, yellow flourite

Animals: Yellow butterflies, bees, otters, skunks

Entities of Similar Energy: Aphrodite, Venus, Freya, Lakshmi and other Goddesses of Love

Plants associated with: Sunflowers, lemons, pumpkins, butternut squash, cinnamon

Oshun is the Orisha of love. She can be the sweetest, kindest, most generous person you will ever meet. She is beautiful, charismatic and has great taste in everything. She appreciates the finer things in life (gold especially). She loves to laugh and wants everyone to be happy. You can always tell when she’s around because everyone just gets real silly and starts to giggle. Well, that and everyone seems to get just a little more sexy. She is graceful and loves to dance.

While Chango represents the essential life force, Oshun represents the things that make life worth living. She is that first stage of a new romance. You are sooooo in love with that new guy or girl. Everything they do is perfect. Even those habits that will annoy you in a few months are “cute.” You can’t get enough of each other emotionally and physically. You don’t sleep, you are full of energy and you don’t eat much. You are completely enamored by that other person. You want to give them the world. Now, we all know that eventually this feeling changes into something else but for that first few weeks, life is grand.

Oshun loves her children with every fiber of her being. She will give them almost anything. She is a witch, and will throw spells (especially love spells) with the best of them. All wishing spells (anytime the words “I wish” exit your mouth) belong to her. She has a pot of honey that she has tied around her waist (why yes, that does have a double meaning) and she can use it for spells. Oshun will get you pregnant but she isn’t a huge fan of babies (except when they are real cute and well-behaved) so at some point in a pregnancy, Yemaya (her mother) will take over. There is a river that she owns, the Oshun River, in Nigeria. Oshun is utterly charming.

There is a story of how Ogoun got pissed off one day and took off for the woods. This was a serious problem because Ogoun is modern civilization. All the machines stopped working and cities began to fall apart. Each one of the Orishas tried in vain to get him to come back but he wasn’t having any of it. Finally, Oshun, in a very sexy outfit went out to the forest. She had her “honey pot” tied around her waist as usual. She began to dance and as she moved, Ogoun watched her from afar. She kept dancing and he kept getting closer. When he got within arms reach of her she dipped her hand into her honey pot and then smeared some of the honey onto his lips. Poor boy didn’t know what hit him. She used her feminine ways to get him to go back to civilization.

Oshun is very much in love with Chango. Unfortunately since Chango is a slut (and married to her sister, Oya) that means that Oshun is often heart broken. This is the flipside to Oshun. She is constantly getting her heart broken because she gives so much and can never really find someone who can give her back all that she needs. Oshun, please don’t listen to this next part…Now for her bad traits…she can be moody, vain, superficial, jealous and petty. Oshun has a short attention span. She is can be very insecure and she hates being poor. At her worst, she may marry for money. If you cross her or lie to her, she will make sure that you feel fat and ugly and couldn’t get laid in a prison with a fist full of pardons.

Properly Showing Respect to Oshun

When preparing an altar to Oshun, make sure it is pretty. The space should be clean and smell good. She loves yellow, amber and gold (brass will do if you can’t afford gold). She likes to be called a “goddess” and be praised. Be sure to tell her how wonderful she is!!! She loves pumpkins with honey and cinnamon. Be sure when offering honey to her, taste it first (someone once tried to offer her poisoned honey) and then sprinkle with cinnamon. She also likes yams (sweet potatoes). She loves jewelry of all kinds. Never make a promise to her that you can’t keep. She HATES that. Offerings to her can be given at any natural bodies of fresh water. She loves yellow flowers (roses are best but carnations will do if you can’t afford roses).

Where to find Oshun

Natural bodies of water (lakes, streams, rivers, creeks), beauty shops, cosmotology school, spas, new age stores (she likes the pretty things), high end lover’s boutiques, jewelry stores, any spots where lovers like to go

Oshun’s Children

Generally speaking, Oshun’s kids are usually the easiest to spot in a crowd. They are attractive, charismatic people. They want everything around them to look perfect and expensive. However, since they don’t like to clean, their places may be messy. They love parties and being the center of attention. They constantly talk about the opposite sex. Her kids love to be pretty and will normally spend a lot of time in the bathroom primping. They lavish their loved ones with attention and gifts. They are bad with money and will normally live beyond their means (or have some one else paying the bills). Many times, they will be fair haired and skinned (no matter what race) and like to dye their hair blonde if it ain’t that color already. Her children are quite often dancers, artists and hairdressers. Yes, many of your flamboyant gay men have Oshun as their mother?. They are moody, vain folks who will get mad at you for not giving them enough attention but they won’t stay mad for long if you apologize and make up for your sins. They can be very self-indulgent and may carry some extra weight due to their eating habits. This may lead to chronic yo-yo dieters. Two words…High Maintenance.

http://www.tribeofthesun.com/oshun.htm

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myoruba:

PATHS OF ELEGUA
[Español:http://101.myyoruba.com/aspectos-elegua/?lang=es]
Eshu Alaroye/Laroye
This path is one of the youngest of the Elegua’s. He sits behind every door. He loves to play jokes and be mischievous. He is the good friend and messenger of Oshun. He loves to walk the streets and he is very useful in money problems. He can cause you to loose everything or gain everything. When Laroye comes down to earth, he goes around and plays with the children, eat cakes and dances alongside with the orishas. You have to keep an eye on him as he likes to take to the streets to find who he can play a tick on.

Eshu Alagwanna/Lagwanna
This path is a very strong Elegua. This Eshu is said to be the overseer of the egungun which are the spirits of the dead. Alagwanna sits at the cemetery gates guarding and maintaining order of the dead that pass through the gates. Close friend and messenger to Oya. Chains are very essential to him When Alagwanna comes down to the earth, he is very stern and does not like foolishness. He enjoys to dance and loves to consult about family or ancestors that have passed on.

Eshu Bi
This Eshu is known to be seen at crossroads. He is an Eshu that causes distruct and misfortune to those who deserve it. He gives painful and dangerous lessons in which if you don’t learn the lesson, he will instruct another one that would be more terrible. He can be best friend or your worst enemy. When Eshu Bi comes down he likes to talk stern to his followers. He gives good advices and expects you to listen to them.

Eshu Anaki
This path is said to be one of the paths that Elegua is represented as a female. It is said that Anaki is the one who keeps order among the Elegua’s. She is the one that sends each path out to do what is needed to be done among humans.

Eshu Aina/BaraAina
This Eshu is said to walk closely and the messenger of Chango. He is said to open the paths for Chango when he goes to battle. Eshu Aina wears a thunderstone on his head and alongside with his garavato, he holds a double axe like Chango. This Eshu is said to also cause fire as one of his punishments.

Eshu Arerebioko
This Eshu is said to be the path that walks alongside Ogun. When Ogun is in the forest its Eshu Arerebioko that accompanies him and keeps him company and he also sits at corners. It is said that when an accident happens at a corner, it is Arerebioko who caused it so he and Ogun can eat.

Eshu Aye
This path of Elegua is said to walk the seashores. Aye is the conch shell that lives in the salt waters accompanied by Yemaya. This Eshu knows all what we want. Aye also means mundo (world). So he is the one that knows and contains riches to all.

Eshu Elegbara
This path of Eshu is from the land of Ketu. He brings good fortune and blessings to his followers. One can attend him outside of your house by the dumpster. He loves to smoke and drink.

Eshu Alaketu
This Eshu sits on the outskirts of the town of Ketu in Africa where Eshu is praised. He is a wise man that brings fortune to the town.

Eshu Afra
This path of Elegua is from Arara, the land of Dahomey . Afra is the close and personal friend of Asojano. He is received when one receives Asojano. He is said to be a middle age and loves to smoke cigars. This Eshu does not like rum nor corojo. He likes dry wine to be placed to him. He is the one that opens the roads for Asojano to take or dispel epidemics on the land.

Eshu Ana
This Eshu is the owner and path owner to the sacred drums. He is the one that opens the path for communication between the sacred drums and the orishas. When Eshu Ana comes down, he loves to dance.

Eshu Ashikuelu
This path lives at the entrance of the marketplace. He is a great negotiator and can be used for money resolutions. He loves a good bargain.

Eshu Bara Layiki
This Eshu loves to dance and party. He loves to drink and play just as Laroye. He is called to make the party happy and blissful.

Eshu Dako
This path is always in the forest. He knows the secrets to many herbs and the secret also to the hunt. He likes to dress in animal skin.

Eshu Alboni
This Eshu lives high in the moutains. Very close to the heavens and guards those doors. Close to the orishas of the white cloth.

Eshu Ayeru
This Eshu is the messenger of Ifa. He works closely and guards the Ifa and its babalows.

Eshu Aroyeyi
This path guards the entrance to Olofi’s castle. He stands near the entrance and through him you have to pass to get to Olofi.

Eshu Ode/Ode Mata
This path of Eshu walks alongside Ochosi in hunt. He is the one that opens the path and trees so Ochosi can aim in on his prey. He likes his rum or anisette. He takes a crossbow and arrows cemented on him in which he uses to hunt with his friend.

Eshu Owo
This Eshu is the one that guards all the riches of the world. One keeps him happy so he can bring abundance to the home. He will always maintain you with money in your pocket if you attend to him correctly.

Eshu Beleke
He loves to play as a child. Loves to dance and brings good fortune to ones who deserves. If not he will bring the opposite and until you are ready, he will not bring you happiness.

Eshu Eluufe
This is an old and wise Eshu. He doesn’t like to be disrespected under any circumstances. This Eshu can for see all.

Source:101.myyoruba.com

myoruba:

PATHS OF ELEGUA

[Español:http://101.myyoruba.com/aspectos-elegua/?lang=es]

Eshu Alaroye/Laroye

This path is one of the youngest of the Elegua’s. He sits behind every door. He loves to play jokes and be mischievous. He is the good friend and messenger of Oshun. He loves to walk the streets and he is very useful in money problems. He can cause you to loose everything or gain everything. When Laroye comes down to earth, he goes around and plays with the children, eat cakes and dances alongside with the orishas. You have to keep an eye on him as he likes to take to the streets to find who he can play a tick on.

Eshu Alagwanna/Lagwanna

This path is a very strong Elegua. This Eshu is said to be the overseer of the egungun which are the spirits of the dead. Alagwanna sits at the cemetery gates guarding and maintaining order of the dead that pass through the gates. Close friend and messenger to Oya. Chains are very essential to him When Alagwanna comes down to the earth, he is very stern and does not like foolishness. He enjoys to dance and loves to consult about family or ancestors that have passed on.

Eshu Bi

This Eshu is known to be seen at crossroads. He is an Eshu that causes distruct and misfortune to those who deserve it. He gives painful and dangerous lessons in which if you don’t learn the lesson, he will instruct another one that would be more terrible. He can be best friend or your worst enemy. When Eshu Bi comes down he likes to talk stern to his followers. He gives good advices and expects you to listen to them.

Eshu Anaki

This path is said to be one of the paths that Elegua is represented as a female. It is said that Anaki is the one who keeps order among the Elegua’s. She is the one that sends each path out to do what is needed to be done among humans.

Eshu Aina/BaraAina

This Eshu is said to walk closely and the messenger of Chango. He is said to open the paths for Chango when he goes to battle. Eshu Aina wears a thunderstone on his head and alongside with his garavato, he holds a double axe like Chango. This Eshu is said to also cause fire as one of his punishments.

Eshu Arerebioko

This Eshu is said to be the path that walks alongside Ogun. When Ogun is in the forest its Eshu Arerebioko that accompanies him and keeps him company and he also sits at corners. It is said that when an accident happens at a corner, it is Arerebioko who caused it so he and Ogun can eat.

Eshu Aye

This path of Elegua is said to walk the seashores. Aye is the conch shell that lives in the salt waters accompanied by Yemaya. This Eshu knows all what we want. Aye also means mundo (world). So he is the one that knows and contains riches to all.

Eshu Elegbara

This path of Eshu is from the land of Ketu. He brings good fortune and blessings to his followers. One can attend him outside of your house by the dumpster. He loves to smoke and drink.

Eshu Alaketu

This Eshu sits on the outskirts of the town of Ketu in Africa where Eshu is praised. He is a wise man that brings fortune to the town.

Eshu Afra

This path of Elegua is from Arara, the land of Dahomey . Afra is the close and personal friend of Asojano. He is received when one receives Asojano. He is said to be a middle age and loves to smoke cigars. This Eshu does not like rum nor corojo. He likes dry wine to be placed to him. He is the one that opens the roads for Asojano to take or dispel epidemics on the land.

Eshu Ana

This Eshu is the owner and path owner to the sacred drums. He is the one that opens the path for communication between the sacred drums and the orishas. When Eshu Ana comes down, he loves to dance.

Eshu Ashikuelu

This path lives at the entrance of the marketplace. He is a great negotiator and can be used for money resolutions. He loves a good bargain.

Eshu Bara Layiki

This Eshu loves to dance and party. He loves to drink and play just as Laroye. He is called to make the party happy and blissful.

Eshu Dako

This path is always in the forest. He knows the secrets to many herbs and the secret also to the hunt. He likes to dress in animal skin.

Eshu Alboni

This Eshu lives high in the moutains. Very close to the heavens and guards those doors. Close to the orishas of the white cloth.

Eshu Ayeru

This Eshu is the messenger of Ifa. He works closely and guards the Ifa and its babalows.

Eshu Aroyeyi

This path guards the entrance to Olofi’s castle. He stands near the entrance and through him you have to pass to get to Olofi.

Eshu Ode/Ode Mata

This path of Eshu walks alongside Ochosi in hunt. He is the one that opens the path and trees so Ochosi can aim in on his prey. He likes his rum or anisette. He takes a crossbow and arrows cemented on him in which he uses to hunt with his friend.

Eshu Owo

This Eshu is the one that guards all the riches of the world. One keeps him happy so he can bring abundance to the home. He will always maintain you with money in your pocket if you attend to him correctly.

Eshu Beleke

He loves to play as a child. Loves to dance and brings good fortune to ones who deserves. If not he will bring the opposite and until you are ready, he will not bring you happiness.

Eshu Eluufe

This is an old and wise Eshu. He doesn’t like to be disrespected under any circumstances. This Eshu can for see all.

Source:101.myyoruba.com

divinemoon:

ELEGGUA: he won with Olofi, Obbatala and Orula sufficient privileges to be the first Okana.

Greeting him giving three knocks on the floor in front of him. Eleggua and Echu constitute an inherent relationship between the positive and the negative. Used Eleggua of cement and stone (Ota), coconut gave birth to Eleggua, but stone gave birth to the Orisha.

Eleggua resides in the gate, which marks the border between two worlds, the inner that represents the tranquility of the home and the external representing danger and wickedness.

divinemoon:

Paths of Yemaya:

  • Yemaya Asesu.
  • Yemaya Awoyó.
  • Yemaya Akuará.
  • Yemaya Okute u Okuti.
  • Yemaya Ibu Konla.
  • Yemaya Ashaba o Ayabá.
  • Yemaya Mayaleo o Mayelewo.
  • Yemaya Yembó o Yemú.
  • Yemaya Ibu Okoto.
  • Yemaya Ibu Oleyo.
  • Yemaya Ibu Elowo.
  • Yemaya Akere.
  • Yemaya Oro.
  • Yemaya Ataremawa.
  • Yemaya Ibu Gunle.
  • Yemaya Ibu Agana.
  • Yemaya Ibu Akinomi.
  • Yemaya Ibu Iña.
  • Yemaya Oggún Ayipo.
  • Yemaya Oggún Asomi.
  • Yemaya Ibu Nodo.
  • Yemaya Yamase.
  • Yemaya Ibu Alaro.
  • Yemaya Ibu Yabani.
  • Yemaya Ibu Tinibu.
  • Yemaya Lokún Nipa.
divinemoon:

When Obbatala comes down he dances according to th path. In his honor the dancers imitate the smooth movements and dubbings of a very old person. In his warrior’s path he dances as if he was brandishing a sword. He speaks and does predictions, cleaning the presents with the iruke.

divinemoon:

When Obbatala comes down he dances according to th path. In his honor the dancers imitate the smooth movements and dubbings of a very old person. In his warrior’s path he dances as if he was brandishing a sword. He speaks and does predictions, cleaning the presents with the iruke.

(via divinemoon)

divinemoon:

Warrior Orisha OgunProtect us from tragedies and accidents.Protect us from all evil and harm.Do not permit the iron to hurt us.Be the one in charge Oggun to guard, protect us,And that we have peace.

divinemoon:

Warrior Orisha Ogun
Protect us from tragedies and accidents.
Protect us from all evil and harm.
Do not permit the iron to hurt us.
Be the one in charge Oggun to guard, protect us,
And that we have peace.

divinemoon:

Maferefun EleguaToday and AlwaysYou in Front of me,I Behind youOpen My Path.Protect My Home, My Footsteps,And all My Loved Ones.Grant Us Health, Harmony and Tranquility.Grant Us Prosperity and Happiness.Give us your Protection andBe vigilant of who enters and leaves my home. Give us your blessing.Maferefun Elegua.

divinemoon:

Maferefun Elegua
Today and Always
You in Front of me,
I Behind you
Open My Path.
Protect My Home, My Footsteps,
And all My Loved Ones.
Grant Us Health, Harmony and Tranquility.
Grant Us Prosperity and Happiness.
Give us your Protection and
Be vigilant of who enters and leaves my home. 
Give us your blessing.
Maferefun Elegua.

divinemoon:

Olodumare and the Orishas see everything.
They see our minds, our thoughts, and our hearts.
When we pray or make special requests,
They know our true intentions. 
We must be careful what we ask for,
We do reap what we sow.

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mesoteric:

Gerrit Van Honthorst, Saint Sebastien, 1623

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divinemoon:

Obbatalá is the Orisha of creation, is the owner of all heads.His name consists of all words,Obbá-King, Ta-Shine on, Nla-Large which means everything.Obbatalá—King and above all it is said that that it was Obbatala who sculpted the form of man in the vagina of women.Obbatala is one of the oldest Orishas and said to have the same Oduduwa’o avatars, divided into male and female aspects. The oldest of all of the Obbatala’s are: the first marriage, composed by Oshalufon and Orisha Aye.
By: Baba Roberto Lopez

divinemoon:

Obbatalá is the Orisha of creation, is the owner of all heads.
His name consists of all words,
Obbá-King, Ta-Shine on, Nla-Large which means everything.
Obbatalá—King and above all it is said that that it was Obbatala who sculpted the form of man in the vagina of women.
Obbatala is one of the oldest Orishas and said to have the same Oduduwa’o avatars, divided into male and female aspects. The oldest of all of the Obbatala’s are: the first marriage, composed by Oshalufon and Orisha Aye.

By: Baba Roberto Lopez

divinemoon:

This is a better translation

Bi o ba maa lowo

(If you want to have money)

Beere lowo ori re

(Inquire of your head)

Bi o ba maa sowo

(If you want to start trading)

Beere lowo ori re wo

(Inquire of your head)

Bi o ba maa kole o

(If you want to build a house)

Beere lowo ori re