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Onayemi means the profession of Artist suits me. I have been commissioned by Orisha to do this body of Orisha Art that continues to grow.
That Orisha directs me in the production of the piece. All Ceremonies begin and end with acknowledging and knowing him he holds the keys to open the doors to our wants and needs he is the owner of the crossroads of life. We invoke his assistance with life changing decisions. Ogun is the spirit of iorn and technology with out him every thing comes to a hault.
He is one of the warriors with Elegba and Ochosi. He is the one that clears the path for us. His symbols are rail road tracks and macheties and any thing made of metal. He is the patron of warior professions as well as surgeons his colors are green and black and his number is three. His day is Wednesday and honored with Elegba and Ochosi on Monday. Mojuba Ogun. He has both female and male aspects. He is one of the three warriors along with Elegba and Ogun.
Elegba opens the door and road Ogun clears the path and Ochosi shows us the most direct path to alignment with our destiny and growth into good character which produces growth and development of our soul. Ochosi can see at ground level with one eye and from above with the other, at the same time.
This also means that he sees our spiritual path and can direct us in the physical realm. He is the provider of food for his immediate family and his extended family.
He is the patron saint of hunters and fisherman and those seeking justice.The importance of Orisha Ochosi is great. He is the divinity of those who desire fullness, abundance, and wealth. Agriculture is also under his protection, planting, and a good harvest. His characteristics are ease, wisdom, cunning, and even a consideration. Ochosi is a lover of the arts and all things beautiful. He lives in the forest, in the desert, on the hunting grounds.
The color of a candle to accompany his requests is green. His symbol bow and arrow, his emerald stone. You who have received from Obatala, the domain of the woods, from where we take the oxygen necessary to maintain our lives during the earthly passage, flood our organisms with your energy, to heal from all evils! You who are the protector of the caboclo, give me your strength, so that I may transmit all the power, the courage necessary to endure difficulties to be overcome!
Give me patience to bear those who think they are the only ones with problems and wish to deserve from the entities all the time and attention possible, forgetting other brothers more in need!
Lord, give me tranquility and protection, closing my body to overcome all ingratitude and slander! Please give me your light, courage, encouragement, help, disposition, vigor, energies, and protection to heal my being to endure day by day. Please give me strength and close my body to repel those who desire vengeance and want at all costs to hurt their fellow men!
Oh, hunter! Single-arrow warrior, King of the Woods, King of Umbanda.El Palenque, Havana; Orishas; Yemaya, Ochosi, Oshun and Chango, Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de cuba
Father of Inspiration and Hope, give me the blessings of prosperity and inspire me with the thoughts of good. Open my way so that I may go well in my work, or seek a job and thus help in support of my family, complete my tasks with his healing, so that I may fulfill my obligations and my duties in this world. Lord of the wilderness, at this moment, I am like your arrow. I am like the strength of his bow. I am like his agility. I am hopeful and discernment. I am in life.
Prayer to Ochosi
Make me, Sovereign Hunter, a successful person, and let there be plenty in my house. Please give me the wisdom to act, more peace to build my ideals, more strength to follow always to prosperity.
Ochosi, king of the woods, of the moon, of the blue sky, give me your protection, that I may be lighter than the flying bird, freer than the running horse, strong as the oak in the woods and more direct than your arrow. You who have received from Obatala the dominion of the woods, from where we take the oxygen necessary to maintain our lives during the earthly passage, flood our organisms with your energy for the healing and protection of evils!
You who are the protector of the caboclo, give us strength so that we may transmit health as to endure pain and obtain the healing and courage necessary to survive the illnesses to be overcome! Give us the patience to endure pain and suffering, give us a hand to nurture the sick soul, and strength for the struggles we may have to take.
Please give us the courage to give a word of encouragement and comfort to those who suffer from illnesses for which, in the matter, there is no cure! The Catholic Saints correspond to Ochosi are St. Sebastian and St.Ochosi is one of the warrior orishas.
He rules the forces of justice and of the hunt. A typical eleke for Ochosi uses royal blue and transparent honey colored beads. This unique eleke also contains coral and jet beads.
Ochosi has a huge apetite for all kinds of hunted game animals or fowl. His animal sacrifices include he-goat, rooster, pheasant, quails, deer and pigeons. For this recipe buy three medium sizes sweet potatoes.
Peel the potatoes, cut the ends off, then cut them into wedge shapes the size of dinner fries. Place these in a large bowl and season them with salt, a pinch of sugar, palm oil and paprika. Toss them with your hands to make sure they are lightly coated with the oil and seasonings.
Spread the sweet potato wedges out on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake them in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, turning them over half way through the cooking time.
Remove them from the oven and allow them to cook. Remove them after the appropriate amount of time and dispose of them in nature as determined through divination. Select a dry anisette not the sweet kind and a nice cigar.
Start by taking a small mouthful of the anisette and spraying it from your lips all over his shrine. Light the cigar and make sure it has a good burning ember on the end. Place the cigar on a fire-proof dish beside his shrine. This is a nice offering for Ochosi that can be done weekly to keep him happy in your home.
Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme. Follow Us! Return to top.More and more people are being drawn to their pre-Christian ancestral ways. Learn about the Seven African Powers and how you can begin working with them in African spirituality and folk magic. The Orishas are a group of spirits originating from Yorubaland, which is a region in Africa spanning Nigeria, Benin and Togo.
Some people liken the Orishas to gods and goddesses. They are similar but not quite the same. In the Yoruba religion, there is one main creator god known as Olodumare. Moreover, the Orishas are spirits more similar to demi-gods or angels that work under the watchful eye of Olodumare. Olodumare created the Orishas and therefore has domain over them, including over the Seven African Powers. However, the Seven African Powers are invoked in many different religions and magical systems including Lucumi, Vodou, Santeria, Candomble, folk Catholicism and many more!
The Seven African Powers are seven of the most potent and venerated Orishas. When the Seven are brought together in invocation and prayer, they will do amazing things for their people.
Now, depending on who you ask, the 7th Oya is sometimes substituted with Orunmila or Ochossi. But I disagree and believe this is a dogmatic and patriarchal way to shut out indigenous original religion. Now for the fun stuff.
You may choose to work with individual Orishas OR learn how to invoke the Seven African Powers together at the end of this article! This powerful orisha is the messenger between worlds and is guardian of the crossroads.
Nearly every spirit associated with the crossroads is a trickster, and Eshu Elegbara is no exception.
He is the Orisha to call upon when you need a road opened and to open communication with all other Orishas and spirits. Therefore he rules over metal working and alchemy of any kind. A patriarchal spirit, he watches over children and families and is one of the most venerated Orishas in the African diaspora. Known as the spirit who never rests, Ogun is a shaman and healer and has close ties to blood.Each Orisha has particular requirements when it comes to setting their altars.
Some items or offerings are sacred to one, but taboo to another. To connect with the Orishas, it is important to have their altars correctly set up and maintained. Here are some examples of the right ritual objects for each Orisha:. Altars do not necessarily need to be very fancy or expensive, but care and thought must be put into setting them up. Put them in a place of honor, and keep them clean and well-maintained. Be sure to provide regular offerings of the proper foods, drinks, plants, and other objects, and you will forge a powerful spiritual relationship.
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All Rights Reserved. This site was created by Lighthaus Design. Site Information. Please wait Facebook Twitter Pinterest instagram. Home Blog Creating an Orisha Altar. Do not, under any circumstances, offer Obatala alcohol. Yemaya For Yemaya, mother of the world, place: Shellsespecially cowrie shells Fans Silver objects Pearls Images of mermaids, waterfowl, fish, dolphins, or other creatures of the sea.
If blue flowers cannot be found, a bouquet of many colors is fine. Offerings include fruits, all seafood, lettuce, coffee and white wine. Elegua Elegua, personification of destiny and the crossroads, enjoys: Toys, bells, marbles, and other objects suitable for children.
Depictions of crossroads Statues of baby or adult Elegua A prayer card or other depiction of Elegua Red and black candles Elegua incense An Elegua head statue Red and black altar cloths Offerings like fish, yellow rice, toasted corn, tobacco, candies and liquor will be accepted by Elegua, as will nut oil and Chilean red pepper. Ogun For Ogun, Orisha of creativity, iron, war, and hunting, set the altar with: His tools An iron rooster A cauldron or use the complete set Iron objects, like a cannonballanvilor iron Iron nails A candle A statue or other image of Ogun Offerings include plantains, grapes, pomegranates, red meat, gin, rum, and cigars.
Shango Shango, the god of thunder, dancing, virility, and fire, enjoys: Single or double-headed axes. His crown. A covered wooden bowl, called a batea.
A pedestal for the batea, called a pilon. Double-headed thunderstones. His wooden tools. A drum, especially a bata drum.
A dollstatueor other image of Shango. A Shango candle.
Creating an Orisha Altar
Offerings include hot and spicy foods. He also likes red foods like apples and pomegranates. Ochosi For Ochosi, master hunter and fisherman, set the altar with: Ochosi's tools. Antlers, deer heads, animal pelts, ram's horns, or turtle shells, as symbols of his hunting prowess.
His bow and arrows these live in his and Ogun's soperas. A statue or other image of Ochosi.Enchanting looks and a keen eye attracts all people to his side. As we hear in his Orin song :. Search this site. Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Who and what is IFA? Orisa Oko. Spiritual Forces and Praise names. Formation of the earth. The Marriage of Earth and Water. Yembo and Oddua. First child -Argayu Shola. The second child - Oggun. The Fourth child- Ozun.
Fifth child - Eleggua. Seventh child- DADA first female. The eigth child - Oba Nani. Ninth child- Oya. Beginning of daily life. Oggun and his abuses.
Eleggua must tell the truth always. The Transition to Obatala. Obatala sees the truth. Transition to Yemaya. Obatala fears for his daughters. The eleventh child the phenomenon. Eleggua, Orula and the Great Araba Tree. Demonstrating her Adiministrative skills. The Birth of the Messenger of Olodumare. Blood flows through the veins. The Birth of War and Prophecy. Invader of the world.The orishas are the emissaries of Olodumare or God almighty. They rule over the forces of nature and the endeavors of humanity.
They recognise themselves and are recognised through their different numbers and colors which are their marks, and each has their own favorite foods and other things which they like to receive as offerings and gifts. In this way we make our offerings in the manner they are accustomed to, in the way they have always received them, so that they will recognise our offerings and come to our aid.
The orishas are often best understood by observing the forces of nature they rule over. Also observe how the babbling brook and the flash flood reflect her changeable moods. As you observe the orishas at work in the world and in your own lives you will gain a better understanding of them and their ways. Yes, they are complex, but no more so than any other living being such as you or I. We are also blessed from time to time in the religion with the opportunity to meet the orishas face to face during a wemilere drumming ceremony where one or more of their priests will be mounted see trance possession.
The colors red and black or white and black are his and codify his contradictory nature. In this role, it is not surprising that he has a very close relationship with the orisha of divination, Orunmila.
Nothing can be done in either world without his permission. He recognises himself and is recognised by the numbers 3 and He is the owner of all technology and because this technology shares in his nature, it is almost always used first for war.
He is recognised in the numbers 7 and the colors green and black. His colors are blue and yellow. He is also the owner of all heads and the mind. He has a warrior side though through which he enforces justice in the world.
She is also known for the colors of maroon, flowery patterns and nine different colors. She also rules over maternity in our lives as she is the Mother of All. All life started in the sea, the amneotic fluid inside the mother's womb is a form of sea where the embryo must transform and evolve through the form of a fish before becoming a human baby.
She dresses herself in seven skirts of blue and white and like the seas and profound lakes she is deep and unknowable. In her path of Okutti she is the queen of witches carrying within her deep and dark secrets. Her number is seven for the seven seas, her colors are blue and white, and she is most often represented by the fish who are her children.
Orunmila is the orisha of wisdom, knowledge and divination. He was the only orisha allowed to witness the creation of the universe by Olorun and bears witness to our destinies in the making as well. His priests, the babalawos or "Fathers of the Secrets" must devote themselves entirely to the practice of divination and the accompanying arts.