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Oddua and Yembo had shared some time together upon the earth and they noticed that the darkness was great. There was no illumination upon the earth and one day Yembo felt a odd stir in her womb. She began to feel odd and her body was changing.
A few months later from the love they had consummated. Waters began to flow from between Yembo’s legs , directly after she began with pains that would come and subside with her belly.
Oddua had been away surveying the lands and the pains of Yembo grew worse. So she squatted down as close to the earth as she could. The pains now closer and closer and a drop of sweat appeared upon her brow .
It was then that the first child of Oddua and Yembo was born, the child within had shot out with such force and ferocity that he split into two deities while remaining one essence. At once the force in which he came into this world sent him into the core to the earth and yet at the same time he was elevating himself into the heavens where we see him shining in all his glory and splendor during the daylight hours .
When Arganyu Shola is in the skies above in the house of Olodumare he is known as Olorun (the sun). He is the warm we feel that saves us from freezing in the colder months. He is in charge of heating the earth with his solar rays and when he is in the earth he is known Arganyu Shola (the volcano) The ground trembling under his mighty surge , some say when you feel the ground shake it is Arganyu walking in his great strides stepping over the rivers and streams. He is the owner of the embankments of the rivers and all that pertains to the earths crust and openings.
Arganyu is the eldest of the Orisha and is known a strong and masculine character . His birth brought to the world the calendar and is the one who separates the day and night.
It is said in one of his temperamental attacks he became so angered that his furious attack divided the continents ( when the eruptions occured) it was where Orisha Oggun would be born.
Oddua returned when he saw the light appear and in awe and wonder he saw mother and child, a child of their creation; he was their first child and he took his place among the Orisha.
- Aggayú Kinigua.
- Aggayú Larí.
- Aggayú Babadina.
- Aggayú Aggarí.
Red and Orange
- Apple Blossom
- Dragon’s Blood