Study the Teaching of Ifa and the Orisha's

Yoruba Fokelore

Orisha Colors


White 8, 24 Mountains, Woods
white purity, and herbs that cure human deformities. Its direction is North


Red and Black, White and Black 1, 3, 21 Woods, Crossroads, Gateways
the Brain and nervous system. Its direction is West


Blue and Crystal 7 (salt water) Oceans, Lakes


Yellow 5 (fresh water) Rivers, Lakes
circulatory system, digestive organs, and the elimination system. Its direction is East


Green and Black 3 Railroads, Woods, Forges
the tendons, and sinews. Its direction is south


Red 6, 12 Places struck by lightning, base of trees


Reddish-brown, Rust, earth tones 9 Cemetery, places hit by Hurricanes, Storms


A NOBLEMAN of Ile-Ife had a beautiful and virtuous wife named Moremi, and a handsome young son, Ela.

The country of the Ifes was at that time subject to fierce raids by a tribe called the Igbos, who were of such an uncanny appearance in battle that the Ifes thought them not human, but a visitation sent by the gods in punishment for some evil. In vain did they offer sacrifices to the gods; the raids of these strange beings continued, and the land was thrown into a state of pamc.

Now the heroic Moremi, desiring to bring an end to this condition of affairs, resolved to let herself be captured during one of the raids, so that she might be p. 15 carried as a prisoner to the land of the Igbos and learn all their secrets.

Bidding farewell to her husband and her little son, she went to a certain stream and promised the god of the stream that, if her attempt was successful, she would offer to him the richest sacrifice she could afford.

As she had planned, she was captured by the Igbos and carried away to their capital as a prisoner. On account of her beauty she was given to the King of the Igbos as a slave; and on account of her intelligence and noble heart she soon gained the respect of all and rose to a position of importance.

Before she had been in the country very long, she had learnt all the secrets of her enemies. She found that they were not gods but ordinary men. On going into battle they wore strange mantles of grass and bamboo fibre, and this accounted for their unnatural appearance. She also learned that because of these mantles of dry grass, they were much afraid of fire, and that if the Ifes were to rush among p. 16them with lighted torches, they would quickly be defeated. As soon as it was possible, she escaped from the palace and from the territory of the Igbos and returned to her own people. Her tidings were joyfully received at Ile-Ife, and shortly afterwards the Igbos were utterly defeated by the trick Moremi had suggested.

Moremi now went to the stream and made a great sacrifice of sheep, fowls, and bullocks; but the god of the stream was not satisfied and demanded the life of her son.

Sorrowing, Moremi was forced to consent, and sacrificed the handsome boy Ela. The Ifes wept to see this sad spectacle, and they promised to be her sons and daughters for ever, to make up for her loss.

But lo! Ela as he lay upon the ground was only half dead, and when the people had departed, he recovered consciousness and sprang up. Making a rope of grass, he climbed up to heaven, and it is certain that he will some day return to reap the benefits of his mother’s noble sacrifice.


In the beginning was only the sky above, water and marshland below. The chief god Olorun ruled the sky, and the goddess Olokun ruled what was below. Obatala, another god, reflected upon this situation, then went to Olorun for permission to create dry land for all kinds of living creatures to inhabit. He was given permission, so he sought advice from Orunmila, oldest son of Olorun and the god of prophecy. He was told he would need a gold chain long enough to reach below, a snail’s shell filled with sand, a white hen, a black cat, and a palm nut, all of which he was to carry in a bag. All the gods contributed what gold they had, and Orunmila supplied the articles for the bag. When all was ready, Obatala hung the chain from a corner of the sky, placed the bag over his shoulder, and started the downward climb. When he reached the end of the chain he saw he still had some distance to go. From above he heard Orunmila instruct him to pour the sand from the snail’s shell, and to immediately release the white hen. He did as he was told, whereupon the hen landing on the sand began scratching and scattering it about. Wherever the sand landed it formed dry land, the bigger piles becoming hills and the smaller piles valleys. Obatala jumped to a hill and named the place Ife. The dry land now extended as far as he could see. He dug a hole, planted the palm nut, and saw it grow to maturity in a flash. The mature palm tree dropped more palm nuts on the ground, each of which grew immediately to maturity and repeated the process. Obatala settled down with the cat for company. Many months passed, and he grew bored with his routine. He decided to create beings like himself to keep him company. He dug into the sand and soon found clay with which to mold figures like himself and started on his task, but he soon grew tired and decided to take a break. He made wine from a nearby palm tree, and drank bowl after bowl. Not realizing he was drunk, Obatala returned to his task of fashioning the new beings; because of his condition he fashioned many imperfect figures. Without realizing this, he called out to Olorun to breathe life into his creatures. The next day he realized what he had done and swore never to drink again, and to take care of those who were deformed, thus becoming Protector of the Deformed. The new people built huts as Obatala had done and soon Ife prospered and became a city. All the other gods were happy with what Obatala had done, and visited the land often, except for Olokun, the ruler of all below the sky.

Ifa Related


Ifa, god of divination, who is usually termed the God of Palm Nuts, because sixteen palm-nuts are used in the process of divination, The name Ifa apparently means something scraped or wiped off: he has the title of Gbangba (explanation, demonstration, proof). Ifa’s secondary attribute is to cause fecundity: he presides at births, and women pray to him to be made fruitful; while on this account offerings are always made to him before marriage, it being considered a disgrace not to bear children. To the native mind there is no conflict of function between Ifa and Obatala, for the former causes the woman to become pregnant, while the latter forms the child in the womb, which is supposed to be a different thing altogether.

Ifa first appeared on the earth at Ife, He tried to teach the inhabitants of Ife how to foretell future events, but they would not listen to him, so he left the town and wandered about the world teaching mankind. After roaming about for a long time, and indulging in a variety of amours, Ifa fixed his residence at Ado, where he planted on a rock a palm-nut, from which sixteen palm-trees grew up at once.

Ifa has an attendant or companion named Odu (? One who emulates), and a messenger called Opele (ope, puzzle, or ope, palm-tree). The bandicoot (okete) is sacred to him, because it lives chiefly upon palm-nuts. The first day of the Yoruba week is Ifa’s holy day, and is called ajo awo, “day of the secret.” On this day sacrifices of pigeons, fowls, and goats are made to him, and nobody can perform any business before accomplishing this duty.

A priest of Ifa is termed a babalawo (baba-ni-awo), “Father who has the secret,” as the natives never undertake anything of importance without consulting the god, and always act in accordance with the answer returned. Hence a proverb says, “The priest who is more shrewd than another adopts the worship of Ifa.” As Ifa knows all futurity, and reveals coming events to his faithful followers, he is considered the god of wisdom, and the benefactor of mankind. He also instructs man how to secure the goodwill of the other gods, and conveys to him their wishes, His priests pluck all the hair from their bodies and shave their heads, and always appear attired in white cloths.

The general belief is that Ifa possessed the faculty of divination from the beginning, but there is a myth which makes him acquire the art from the phallic god Elegba. In the early days of the world, says the myth, there were but few people on the earth, and the gods found themselves stinted in the matter of sacrifices to such an extent that, not obtaining enough to eat from the offerings made by their followers, they were obliged to have recourse to various pursuits in order to obtain food. Ifa, who was in the same straits as the other gods, took to fishing, with, however, he had small success; and one day, when he had failed to catch any fish at all, and was very hungry, he consulted the crafty Elegba, who was also in want, as to what they could do to improve their condition. Elegba replied that if he could only obtain the sixteen palm-nuts from the two palms -that Orungan the chief man, had in his plantation, he would show Ifa how to forecast the future; and that he could then use his knowledge in the service of mankind, and so receive an abundance of offerings. He stipulated that in return for instructing Ifa in the art of divination, he should always be allowed the first choice of all offerings made. Ifa agreed to the bargain, and going to Orungan, asked for the sixteen palm-nuts, explaining

to him what he proposed to do with them. Orungan, very eager to know what the future had in store for him, at once promised the nuts, and ran with his wife Orisha-bi, “Orisha-born,” to get them. The trees, however, were too lofty for them to be able to reach the palm-nuts, and the stems too smooth to be climbed; so they retired to a little distance and drove some monkeys that were in the vicinity into the palms. No sooner were the monkeys in the trees than they seized the nuts, and, after eating the red pulp that covered them, threw the bard kernels down on the ground, where Orungan and his wife picked them up. Having collected the whole sixteen, Orisha-bi tied them up in a piece of cloth, and put the bundle under her waist-cloth, on her back, as if she were carryino, a child. Then they carried the palm-nuts to Ifa. Elegba kept his promise and taught Ifa the art of divination, and Ifa in his turn taught Oruno-an, who thus became the first babalawo, It is in memory of these events that when a man wishes to consult Ifa, he takes his wife with him, if he be married, and his mother if he be single, who carries the sixteen palm-nuts, tied up in a bundle, on her back, like a child; and that the babalawo, before consulting the god, always says, “Orugan, ajuba oh. Orisha-bi ajuba oh.” (“Orungan, I hold you in grateful remembrance. Orisha-bi, I hold you in grateful remembrance.”

For the consultation of Ifa a whitened board is employed, exactly similar to those used by children in Moslem schools in lieu of slates, about two feet long and eight or nine inches broad, on which are marked sixteen figures. These figures are called “mothers.” The sixteen palm-nuts are held loosely in the right hand, and thrown through the half-closed fingers into the left hand. If one nut remain in the right hand, two marks are made, thus | |; and if two remain. one mark, |. In this way are formed the sixteen “mothers,” one of which is declared by the babalawo to represent the inquirer; and from the order in which the others are produced he deduces certain results. The interpretation appears to be in accordance with established rule, but what that rule is is only known to the initiated. The following are the “mothers”:

This process is repeated eight times, and the marks are made in succession in two columns of four each.

No. 6 is No. 5 inverted; 8 is 7 inverted; 10, 9 inverted; 13, 12 inverted; and 14, 11 inverted. Meji means “two,” or “a pair,” and the following appears to be the meaning of the names:–(1) The close pair (buru, closely). (2) The removed pair (Yekuro, to remove). (3) The street pair (Ode, a street). (4) The closed-up pair (Di, to close up, make dense). (5) The squatting-dog pair (losho, to squat like a dog). (6) The cross-bow pair (oron, cross-bow). (7) The striped pair (abila, striped). (8) ?Vulture-pair (akala, vulture). (9) The pointing pair (sha, to point). (10) The pair ending downward (Ku, to end, da, to upset on the ground). (11) ?The top-heavy pair (Dura, to make an effort to recover from a stumble; opin, end, point). (12) The tattoo-mark pair (ture, name of certain tattoo-marks). (13) The edge pair (leti, on the edge of). (14) The folded-up pair (Ka, to fold or coil). (15) The opened pair (shi, to open). (16) The alternate pair (fo, to pass over, pass by, jump over, skip).

From these sixteen “mothers” a great many combinations can be made by taking a column from two different “mothers,” and figures thus formed are called “children.” Thus (13) and (2) and (11) and (10) make respectively-

The initiation fee paid to a priest for teaching the art of divination is, it is said, is very heavy, and moreover does not cover the whole of the expense; for the Oracle is, like Oracles generally, ambiguous and obscure, and the neophyte finds that he constantly has to refer to the more experienced priests for explanations of its meaning.

When a man is initiated the priest usually informs him that he must
henceforward abstain from some particular article of food, which varies with the individual.

Ifa figures in connection with a legendary deluge, the story of which, now adapted to the Yoruba theology, Some time after settling at Ado, Ifa became tired of living in the world, and accordingly went to dwell in the firmament, with Obatala. After his departure, mankind, deprived of his assistance, was unable to properly interpret the desires of the gods, most of whom became in consequence annoyed. Olokun was the most angry, and in a fit of rage he destroyed nearly all the inhabitants of the world in a great flood, only a few being saved by Obatala, who drew them up into the sky by means of a long iron chain. After this ebullition of anger, Olokun retired once more to his own domains, but the world was nothing but mud, and quite unfit to live in, till Ifa came down from the sky, and, in conjunction with Odudua, once more made it habitable.

Plantas de los Orishas

Hierba Orichas Nombre Científico Propiedades
Aericola (Hierva de pozo) Elegua, Ogun, Orula, Ochun Avericola  
Abre camino Ochun, Asogwano Eupatorium villosum Baños, catarro
Abrojo amarillo Ogun Tribulus terrestris infertilidad e impotencia,tratamiento de la cardiopatía isquémica
Acacia - paraíso blanco Obatala, Asogwano Moringa oleifera antioxidante anti-inflamatorio, anti-envejecimiento, promueven la salud cardiovascular,  endocrina, repara y sana tejidos, mejora el sueño y la claridad mental, la digestión,capacidad desintoxicadora
Ácana o Nispero Ogun Manilkara albescens  
Aceitunillo Orula Beilschmiedia pendula  
Aguacate Yemaya, Chango, Ogun, Oricha Oko Persea americana Dolor de muela, hemorroide
Aguacate blanco o cimarrón Changó Dendrocereus nudiflorus  
Aguinaldo blanco Obatala, Ochosi Rivea corymbosa  
Aguinaldo morado Orula Ipomoea crassicaulis  
Ají de china Ogun Solanum havanensis  
Ají dulce Yemaya Capsicum frutescens  
Ají guagua Ogun Capsicum frutescens L. Hemorroides
Alacrancillo Elegua, Ochun, Ogun, Aña, Ochosi, Osun Heliotropium indicum Dolores musculares, eczemas, hemorroides y el ácido úrico, cálculos, hemorroides, limpieza de heridas y úlceras.
Álamo Chango, Ogun, Aña Ficus religiosa  
Albahaca Ochun, Yemaya, Aña Ocimum basilicum  
Albahaca cimarrona Asogwano Ocimum gratissimum  
Albahaca mondonguera o Hierba la bruja Asogwano Ocimum basilicum  
Albahaca morada Oya Ocimun sanctum L. Catarro y afecciones relacionadas.tos
Algarrobo Chango Samanea Saman  
Algodón Obatala, Aña, Orduwa, Osun Gossypium barbadense L. Afecciones de oído
Almácigo - Indio Desnudo Ochun Bursera simaruba L. Catarro y afecciones
Almendro/ Almendrón Ochosi, Obatala Terminalia catappa  
Anón Obatala, mellis, oduduwa Annona squamosa citrica y curativa
Anamú o Mapurite Ogun Petiveria alliaceae L. Antiinflamatorio, catarro y neumonía
Añil o índigo Yemaya, Ogun Indigofera tinctoria Antiespasmódico, febrífugo, purgante, antiséptico, estimulante, astringente. En dosis altas es emético.
Anón o Riñon Obatala, Ochun, Jimaguas Annona squamosa  
Apazote Asogwano Chenopodium ambrosiodes L. Gastrointestinales parásitos, Opresiones al estomago . Estimulante. Digestivo. Cura el empacho en los niños. Casos de histeria, Cólicos, Nerviosidades, y calambres.
Aroma Elegua, Ogun Acacia farnesiana  
Arroz   Oriza sativa L. Hepatitis
Artemisa Yemaya Ambrosia artemisifolia  
Ateje (corteza sin masa) Ogun Cordia collococca La familia es potencialmente toxica. Hidropesia y presion alta.
Atiponla blanco - Tostón Elegua, Obatala, Chango Boerhaavia erecta caribaea Higado, hepatites, icterícia, males de la vesícula biliar
Ayua   Zanthoxylum martinicensis Lam Dolor de muelas
Bayoneta Obatala Yucca gloriosa  
Belladona Obatala Kalanchoe brasiliensis  
Bejuco de canastas Ochosi Trichostigma octandrum  
Bejuco leñatero   Govania polygamaLRadalk Afecciones oftámicas
Bejuco Parra   Vitis titiifolia Humb-Bonpl Hepatitis
Bejuco raíz de china   Smilax Sp. Diurético
Bejuco ubí Obatala Cissus sicyoides L. Asma y catarro
Bergamota, Lima, Limon dulce   Citrus aurantifolia Christm Presión alta
Berro Ochun Nasturtium officinale R.B. Gastrointestinales
Bija, Onoto   Bixia orellana L. Afecciones de la piel quemaduras
Bledo blanco Elegua, Obatala, Aña, Osun Amaranthus viridis L. Gastrointestinales
Bledo carbonero, Jaboncillo Ogun Phytolacca icosandra  
Bledo de clavo Obatala Amaranthus polygonoides  
Boniato -Batata Dulce Oricha Oko Ipomoea batatas  
Botón de oro Ochun Abutilon indicum  
Caimitillo Oya Chrysophyllum oliviforme  
Caimito morado Oya Chrysophyllum cainito  
Caisimón Yemaya Piper peltatum L. Gastrointestinales
Caisimón de anís, Hoja santa Asogwano Piper auritum  
Calabaza - Auyama Ochun, Oricha Oko Cucurbita moschata  
Cambia voz, Amansa guapo Yemaya Schaefferia frutescens  
Campana blanca Obatala, Orduwa Datura arborea Planta Toxica y/o puede ser mortal.
Campana morada Ogun Ipomoea crassicaulis Planta Toxica y/o puede ser mortal.
Caña brava Orun Bambusa vulgaris  
Caña mejicana   Costus speciosus Smith Parásitos, diurético
Caña santa Obatala Costus spicatus bronquios, riñon, diuretico, cicatrizante, fiebre, corazon
Canela Ochun Cinnamomum cassia  
Canistel Ochun, Jimaguas Pouteria campechiana  
Canutillo blanco Obatala Comnelina elegans y Comnelina longicaulis  
Canutillo morado [Canutillo] Yemaya, Chango, Aña Commelina elegans  
Cardo santo Ogun, Ochosi Argemone mexicana  
Cardón Asogwano Euphorbia lactea  
Carolina Oya Pachira insignis  
Cebolla   Allium cepa Asma
Ceiba Chango, Aña, Orduwa Ceiba pentandra  
Cerraja Ochun Sonchus oleraceus  
Chaya   Iatropha aethiopica Muell. Afecciones circulatorias
Chichicate   Urera baccifera L Gaud Cálculo
Chirimoya Obatala, Asogwano, Jimaguas Annona Cherimolia  
Ciruela huesito Yemaya, Chango, Asogwano Spondias purpurea  
Coco Asowano Cocos nucifera L. Dolor de muela
Colonia Asogwano Alpinia speciosa  
Copal   Protium cubensisRoxbVib. relacionadas
Coquito africano Orula    
Coralillo Ochosi, Changó Antigonon leptopus comestible
Corazon de Paloma Elegua    
Cordobán Chango, Ogun, Aña, Oya Rhoeo discolor spathaceasw Catarro y afecciones relacionadas
Cuaba amarilla Ochosi Amyris balsamifera  
Cuaba negra Yemaya Erithalis fruticosa  
Cuajaní   Pruno occidentalis SW Catarro
Cucaracha Oya, Yemaya Zebrina pendula  
Cucaracha morada Yemaya, Oya Zezrina purpusii  
Culantrillo de pozo Ochun Adiantum tenerum  
Culantro de monte Yemaya Eryngium foetidum  
Cundeamor Ochun, Asogwano, Orula Momordica charantia L Gastrointestinales
Curbana, Palo malambo   Canella winterana L. Afecciones reumáticas y artritis
Curujey Elegua, Chango,Aña Hohenbergia penduliflora  
Diez d día, Bella a las 11 Yemaya Portulaca pilosa  
Don chayo Obatala Jatropha urens  
Doradilla   Polypodium polypodioides Hepatitis
Dormidera Ochosi Mimosa pudica L. Dolor de muelas, piel
Embeleso, Celestina Ochosi, Ochun Plumbago capensis  
Escoba amarga Asogwano Parthenium hysterophorus  
Estropajo Asogwano Luffa cylindrica  
Eucalipto Obatala, Ogun Eucalyptus resinifera Catarro, tos
Filigrana Chango, Aña Lantana camara  
Flor de agua Obatala, Ochun, Yemaya, Aña Eichhornia azurea o Eichhornia crassipes  
Flor de mármol Obatala, Orduwa Sedum monregalese  
Flor de muerto Ochun, Ogun Tagetes erecta  
Fosforito Obatala Cuphea ignea  
Framboyán - Acacia Oya Delonix regia Diarrea
Frescura Obatala, Ogun Pilea microphylla  
Fruta bomba (Papaya) Ochosi, Ochun, Oricha Oko Carica papaya De aqui se extrae la papaína para cura de enfermedades estomacales
Fruta del pan Obatala Artocarpus altilis  
Galán de noche Obatala Cestrum nocturnum  
Geranio Chango Pelargonium graveolens  
Girasol  Ochun Helianthus annuus  
Granada Obatala Punica granatum L. Úlceras, catarro
Grénguere Chango Corchorus olitorius  
Guacalote  Chango Canavalia cubensis  
Guacamaya francesa Ochun Cassia Senna alata Afecciones de la piel
Guaco   Mikania sp. Gastrointestinales
Guajaca   Tillandsia usneoides L. Diabetis
Guamá Ogun,Ochosi Lonchocarpus sericeusPairDC Afecciones renales, antimicrobial, antinflamatorio
Guamá de costa Ochun Lonchocarpus latifolius  
Guanábana Obatala, Asogwano, Jimaguas, Oricha Oko Annona muricata Lea Aqui
Guanina Orula Cassia tora  
Guásima Yemaya Guajuma tomentosa ulmifolia Lam. Granos, diarreas, antiinflamatorio
Guayaba Elegua, Jimaguas Psidium guajaba L.  
Güira   Crescentia cujete L. Catarro y afecciones relacionadas
Guisaso de caballo   Xanthium occidentales B. Afecciones renales
Guizazo de Baracoa Ogun Xanthium chinense  
Helecho hembra  Ochosi Asplenium Filix-Foemina, Pteris aquilana  
Helecho de Rio Ochun y todos los Orichas    
Heneken o Sisal   Agave fourcroydes Hacer Yute, y mecatillo
Hiedra Obatala, Orduwa Ficus pumila  
Hierba buena Chango, Asogwano Mentha nemorosa  
Hierba de garro Oya, Orun Spermacoce teniuor  
Hierba de la niña Ochun, Aña Euphorbia hirta, Phyllanthus swartzii  
Hierba de la vieja Ochun Flavería trinervia  
Hierba de sangre, Rompe Camisa Asogwano Cordia globosaJackH.B.L. Intoxicaciones. sus hojas se emplea para contener las hemorragias y los esputos de sangre.
Hierba de sapo [Oroazul] Ogun Phyla strigillosa  
Hierba del pasmo   Teucrium cubense Jack Gastrointestinales
Hierba fina Elegua, Obatala, Ogun, Aña, Ochosi Cynodon dactylon  
Hierba gomosa Aña    
Hierba hedionda Chango, Orula Cassia occidentails  
Hierba la pascua Aña, Oya    
Hierba Luisa o Flor de España Elegua Lippia alba Gastrointestinales
Hierba mora Ogun Solanum nigrum Culebrilla, catarro, hemorragias, heridas
Higuereta Obatala, Chango Ricinus communis minor Purgante
Hino macho Ochun Dryopteris tetragona  
Hojas de ero africano Chango    
Hojas de kola Chango Cola acuminata  
Incienso   Artemisia abrotamum L. Gastrointestinalesincluye parásitos
Incienso de costa Yemaya, Ogun, Ochosi Tournefortia gnaphalodes  
Itamo real (otro tipo) Yemaya, Elegua Ephedra nevadensis Catarro, antibacterial
Itamo real (principal) Yemaya, Elegua Potentilla candicans L. Catarro, antibacterial
Jaboncillo Ochun Sapindus saponarius  
Jagua Yemaya Genipa americana  
Jagüey Chango Ficus Bengalensis  
Jengibre Chango Zingiber officinale gastro-intestinal
Jiquí Yemaya Pera bumeliaefolia  
Jobo Chango Spondias mombin L. Afecciones de la piel
Larolito   Cadiospermum halicabum L. Catarro
Lechuga   Lactuca sativa L. Migraña
Lechuguilla  Yemaya Pistia commuttata, Pistia occidentalis  
Lengua de las mujeres Obatala Pilea nummularifolia  
Lengua de vaca Ogun Sanseveria guineensis Antitusigeno.
Lima   Citrus limon L. Albúmina, presión
Limonero   Citrus bergamia Risso Circulacion, presion arterial, activa sucos gastricos
Lirio de agua - Ashibata Ochun, Yemaya Zantedeschia Aethiopica Anafrodisíaco
Lirio de sierra   Plumeria sp. Dolor de muela
Llanten Llanten, Obatala, Orduwa Plantagu majon L. Gastrointestinales, catarro
Maboa   Cameraria latifolia L. Dolor de muela
Macurije   Matayba apetalaMacfRadik Hongos
Maguey   Agave sp. Afecciones de la piel
Maíz Oricha Oko Zea mays L. Diurético
Majagua   Hibiscus elatus SW Hepatitis
Malanga - Ocumo Yemaya, Asogwano, Aña, Oricha Oko Xanthosoma sagitufolium L. Afecciones oftálmicas
Malva Blanca   Waltheria índica L. Afecciones de piel
Malva té Chango Corchorus siliquosus Asma, anticelulitico
Mamey colorado - Sapote Ochun, Chango, Oya Pouteria mamosa L Cranquist. Calocarpumx Catarro y tos
Mamey Sto.Domingo Jimaguas, Orula Pouteria mamosa  Afecciones de la piel Mamea americana
Mamoncillo Jimaguas Melicocca bijuga  
Manajú   Rheedia aristata griseb Para adelgazar, hemorragias heridas
Mandelamina   Belamcanda chinencisLDC Cálculos Renales
Mangle rojo Chango Rhizophora mangle L. Hongos, hepatitis, gastrointestinales, cáncer
Mango Obatala, Jimaguas, Oricha Oko Mangifera indica  
Maní  Asogwano Arachis hypogaea  
Mano de San Francisco Orula    
Mano poderosa Orula    
Manto Oya Coleus blumei  
Manzanilla   Matricaria recufita L. Gastrointestinales y de la piel
Maravilla Ochun, Chango, Orula Mirabilis jalapa L. Hemorroides, piel
Marilope Ochun Turnera ulmifolia L. Gastrointestinales
Marpacífico  Chango Hibiscus rosa-sinensis  
Mastuerzo Elegua Lepidium virginicum L. Afecciones renales
Mazorquilla Chango Blechum Brownei  
Mejorana Elegua, Obatala, Ochun Majorana hortensis, Origanum marjorana Antiespamodico
Meloncillo Ogun Melothria guadalupensis  
Menta   Mentha piperita L. Gastrointestinales
Menta Jamaiquina Ochosi    
Millo o Sorgo Obatala Sorghum vulgare Emoliente y protector de la mucosa intestinal,frenador del metabolismo.
Mostaza cimarrona   Brassica juncea L. Catarro y afecciones relacionadas
Ñame Oricha Oko Dioscorea cayenensis Digestivo
Naranja Jimaguas Citrus sinensis Sedante nervioso, digestivo
Naranja agria Ogun Citrus aurantium var. Amara Asma, catarro
Naranjo Amargo   Citrus aurantim L. Asma, catarro
Nitro   Boldoa Purpuracea Cav exleg Hepatitis, cálculos
No me olvides  Ochun Duranta repens  
Nogal de Cuba   Iunglans jamaicencis CDCinDC Abortiva
Orégano cimarrón   Ocimun gratissimum L. Catarro y afecciones relaciondastos, Antigotosa, Antirreumática, Antiinfecciosa, Diurética: (raíz
Oro azul Ochun Phyla strigillosa  
Oruzuz   Phyla scaberrima AGJuss M. Asma, catarro y tos
Palma real Chango, Orula Roystonea regia  
Palo de caja   Allaphyllus comineaLSW Diabetes, Gastrointestinales
Panetela Ochun, Xylophylla angustifolia  
Papito de la reina Yemaya Centrosema plumieri  
Para mí [Ponasí] Yemaya Hamelia patens analgésicas,  antiinflamatorias
Palo de arco Yemaya Tecoma stans cura disfuncion sexual
Palo Moruro   pithecellobium arboreun  
Paragüita Yemaya Cyperus alternifolius  
Paraíso Elegua, Obatala Melia azederach  
Paraná   Panicum purpurancens Raddi Parásitos
Parra Ochun Vitis vinifera Afecciones circulatorias, hemorragias
Pata de gallina  Ochosi, Aña, Orula Dactyloctenium aegyptium  
Pega pollo Yemaya Priva lappulácea  
Pendejera Asogwano Solanum toruum sp. Dolor de muelas
Peonia - Guereyeye Ochosi (mata y hojas), Chango, Aña Ormosia monosperma - Abrus precatorius Anti Cancer
Peralejo   Byrsonima crassifoliaLHBK Dolor de muelasneuralgia
Peregún Elegua, Ogun Dracaena Fragans  
Pimienta Cimarron o Guayabita   Pimienta dioca L. Merr. problemas nerviosos, Dolor de muelas (aceite)
Piña Jimaguas Ananas comosus Antiinflamatorio,
hipolipemiante,diuretico, vitaminico
Piña de ratón Orula Bromelia pinguin  
Pino   Pinus caribaea Morelet Dolor de muelas
Piñón de Botija Obatala, Chango, Aña Jatropha curcas (Venenosa)
Pitahaya Chango Hylocereus triangularis  
Platanillo Ochun, Chango Piper aduncum L. Infección renal
Platanillo de Cuba Chango, Jimaguas canna coccinea  
Plátano Chango, Elegua Musa paradisiaca L. Catarro, dolor de muelas, hepatitis, afecciones oftámicas, cáncer
Ponasí Ogun, Shangó Hamelia patens antihemorrágico  cicatrizante, antiinflamatorio, analgésico, febrífugas y antifúngicas
Pomarrosa Ochun Syzygium jambos  
Prodigiosa - Siempreviva Obatala, Aña, Ochosi, Orduwa Briophyllus pinnatumLamKurz Catarro y afecciones relacionadasdolor de garganta
Quiebrahacha Oya Copaifera hymenaefolis  
Quimbombó Chango, Oricha Oko Hibiscus esculentus  
Quita maldición Obatala Caesalpinia major  
Rabo de gato   Achyrantes aspera L. Afecciones renales
Rabo de zorra Ogun Trichachne insularis  
Remolacha Obatala Beta vulgaris Remineralizante, vitaminico
Resedá - Resedá francesa Ochun Lawsonia alba  
Romerillo Obatala, Elegua, Ochun Bidens pilosa L. Gastrointestinales
Romerillo amarillo Ochun, Orula Weddelia rugosa tenuis  
Romero Ochun Rosmarinus officinalis L. Dolor de oídos
Rompe camisa Asogwano Damianaturnera diffusa willd Tonificante nervioso,estimulante de los organos genitales, diuretico suave
Rompesaragüey Yemaya, Ogun, Asogwano, Jimaguas, Ochosi Eupatorium Odoratum L. Afecciones de la piel
Rosa francesa   Nerium oleander L. Afecciones de la piel
Ruda Egun Ruta graveolens Afecciones de oídos, Emenagoga, oftálmica, antiespasmódica y rubefaciente
Sábila   Aloe barbadensis Mill Hepatitis, hemorroides
Sacu sacu Chango   Riñones
Saiao Obatala,Yemaya Kalanchoe brasiliensis hoja marchita:callos, erisipelas, aftas, quemaduras, tumores, picadas insectos. Infusion: tos, dabetes
Salvadera o Jabillo Chango Hura crepitans  
Salvia Asogwano, Orduwa Pluchea odorata dolor de cabeza, tos, diarrea
Salvia de Castilla   Salvia officinalis L. Catarro
Sargazo Orun Sargassum  
Sarnilla   Casearia sylvestris SW Gastrointestinalesresfriados
Sasafrás   Bursera graveolens Triana et Afecciones oftálmicas
Sauco Elegua, Obatala, Ochun Sambucus simpsonii canadensis Afecciones oftámicas Rehder Ex Sarg
Seso Vegetal Obatala Blighia sapida, Cupania sapida Rogaciones de cabeza contra locura o problemas de la cabeza
Seso vegetal Obatala Blighia sapida  
Siguaraya Elegua, Chango Trichilia glabra  
Tabaco   Nicotiana tabacum L. Hemorragias, heridas
Tábano   Povonia fructicosa Mill. Afecciones de pielhongos y granos, reuma y artritis
Tamarindo Oya Tamarindus índicu L. Hepatitis
Tengue   Peoppigia procera pres. Catarro y afecciones re lacionadas
Tilo   Justicia pectoralis Jacq. Catarro y afecciones relacion. con  nervios
Toronja Obatala Citrus paradisi Presión alta
Toronjil Asogwano Melissa officinalis Resfriados, Gripe
Túa Túa Yemaya Latropha gossypifolia L. Afecciones circulatorias
Tuna Chango, Ogun Opuntia sp. Hepatitis
Tuna brava   Opuntia dillenii  
Uva caleta Oya, Ogun Coccoloba uvifera  
Uva gomosa Yemaya Cordia alba  
Vencedor, Sauzgatillo o Arbusto de la pimienta Obatala Zanthoxylum pistacifolium Anti Hongos, Amenorrea (falta temporal de la menstruacion), nervios
Verbena Ochosi, Yemaya Verbena officinalis Depresion
Verdolaga Elegua, Obatala, Yemaya Portulaca Oleracea Ulceras
Vergonzosa o Dormidera Asogwano Mimosa Pudica dolor de muela
Vicaria  Ogun Vinca rosea Antiinfeccioso ocular
Vinagrillo o Trebol Obatala Oxalis violacea Antidiarreico
Yagruma Yemaya, Chango, Oya Cecropia peltata L. Presión baja, afecciones renaleshematurias, hemorroides
Yaguna   Imperata brasiliensis Trin. Hematuria, Diuretico
Yamao o Cedro Macho Yemaya Guarea quidonia L. Sleumer Hemorroides y heridas
Yaya   Oxandra lanceolataS.WBail Gastrointestinales
Yuca Oricha Oko Manihot sculenta crantz Gastrointestinales
Zapote Ochun, Jimaguas Achras sapote Vitaminas A y C, tonifica la digestion, normaliza los intestinos
Zarzaparrilla Ochun, Jimaguas Smilax medica Diuretica

Prayer of the Ifa Odu's

Ogbe meji

Baba ejiogbe alalekun moni lekun
Ako aya lala, omodu aboshun, omo eni ko she
Ileke rishe kamu, ileke omi lori adifafun
Aladeshe ilapaporo timbabeledi agogo

Ogbe yeku

Agbeyeku baba omolu ogbeato awo edan adifafun
Inashe iku aba iworo aku kata olo tinshe
Ni ape, yangi omo logbo erauko lorugbo

Ogbe iwori

Ogbeiworin maferefun obatala aleyo umbo
Inedi ire umbo omofa, ogbe bocle ide ele
Adifa joko ashegida orunmila dada
Ashe, kue, ki eiyele, ekodide, eku, eja, epo
Agbado, opolopo owo


Ogbedi kaka, ogbedi lele ada shasha
Asiko ebana, adifafun, ate ogun
Tinsho oka mama, okoa marun elebo


Ogberoso unlele ashe ebo to ariku babawa
Akuo ebo rori orunmila iseta ogberoso
Unlele ashe, ate deku atie, atie dei, deja atie, atie
Agbado atie, akuko, akuko atie, atie juju, juju atie
Omolu otuarumale inkuin adie


Ogbeowonrin ago emi igbelori ki okuni
Pawo aya wala, aya wala, oto aya wala
Osi mo kunlo, wale koto, wale to oun
Beleno oto, oto


Didun nisshe uiye bigbe niti okuru
Lema ishe unje lese lokun, eku adenia
Re wale adifafun oshere igbeti iyeba
Oma oja fi ogbemtusshe gegere ashe isede
Won ni ko eru eku, ejalebe igbin meji lebe
Ajasa meji lebe, osadie meji, ebe akuko, adie
Lebe egbejie, legun, owo lebe orisha nian
Oshere ingbe osuegbe ifa eiyaleshe owe
Kan tabj afeshe, kanki aru ebeki orun
Kima pade aje nibé


Ogbekana, ogbekanran, lodofun obatala
Adafun shango ni moti alamo ni alakosi
Moni jeun, ogun babare arunmila lorobo


Ogbeyuno aya ade moqaye orenia laiye
Adifafun oduduwa wa ye-nifa owaye
Oduduwa iku segere arunse gere ofo
Segere, ejo segere, ogu segere, onilu segere
Onan segere


Ogbesa yeye materu afefe salu aye
Afefe salu olorun, adifafun ewe
Bana, abaiyyeni, abaiyeni orunmila
Ofefelonan shango adiffun ewe bana


Ogbeka adifa joko kanfun ashe
Berebere omo olofin orobo eure
Akuko eiyele, yaroko, asho pupa
Orunmila orumbo


Ogbetrukpon adeilu fote ashe
Mi ara orumbo tele telu
Ami afein loje adifafun obatala


Ogbetua mo fori sesi adifafun olowo
Alade mofu sesi adifafun, ajapa tiroko
Lode nifa ojege oduduwa mowale
Iyere olofin


Ogbe mata alamata, alamata omo awoshe
Mafitaum adifafun oma banishe ekodide
Ade, eku, eje, eiyele, efun, ojum, obatala
Owo mesam elebo


Ogbeshe kan kanton obaje dewa
Ekodide sara umdere ololu kere
Lodiye iyalode okere dimoro
Emidesum, ediferemo atolarefa
Iji bojo nila, odu aji bagadara
Niwasi ikowoshe iyami washe
Shi iyami mori yeye o!


Ogbefun funlo puami eri bawi
Iku mayeyeri wani adifafun
Euba um lope oma obatala ashe lebo
Jekua, adushe ingungun mariwo lebo
Lebo adie meji, akuko meji, eku, eja
Epo, owo

Iwori meji

Iwori meji igi, igi, miya, miya adifafun koloko
Yebefa tiroke ya lampe shango, aroniyeo
Eleripim orunmila lorugbo


Iworilobe ifa may ewe, ifa afefeti iki ti ewe anakun
Orun bebeni ifa adioko oni bara ban, regun
Ara bushe awo may ewe awo adeioko ori ifa
Oni shango, oniwo olokun oni ni fa

Iwori yeku

Iworiiyeku inkan iku ombelare oum
Yelein intori ikan to walore ala
To guman ala bururu oum batonshe gbe
Inkan to gire bori ko mawa yate lowo
Lonon nimi obori


Iworibode iwori fa, ifa iwori omo
Yebe gongolo yebo obatala abirenifa olokuni
Gbore omo ina bore ifa wolode
Fi alagema sayere ifa oshala borugbo


Iworikoso eni ewa ogboni egun iku ayege
Imoneke arun efun efun lele ye
Kun ya arun leye leye intori arun obonhu
Olowo abonan ifa omo awo oyeku leye lenge
Yange orun agboni fa inle ebo lokun omonifa


Ifa iworiworin ifa wara wara a ni moko
Ka she ita, ka she mine, wara wara babasonan
Ela roye laroye ka she ita, ka she mine
Wara wara mi moro orunmila o lorugbo


Iwori obara oum baraye oum tirola yo timode
Aaye, oum bure loko, adifafun yalode, eye
Bemeku, iyewa joko, iyewa eure elegbo


Iworikana adifafun eja okunrin ashiri okun
Olokum oba, olokum lopa leri kaferefum orunmila
Lodafum olokum


Iworigunda iwori owa leleifa ogunda awabo
Borun awaniri lorin oni ifa awo beheni, awo kanibi
Ifa awakeni, ifa oribaye, awo abiwa abani awo


Iworibosa adifafun baba ajagunan elese olofin amego
Agboni alogun gbogbo aaye olofin ala merere
Kaferefun obatala, lodafun odu


Iworiboka adifafun orunmila, iworiboka loko adifafun
Arunmila, adie eleba, baba boka eunugun ashaba gaga
Gungun aka ashaba geko adifafun aleye ibaba geko baba
Bueko emi ile, domiye ashaba lede apata pina ewe
Ebo elebo


Iworitrupon eiyele, eko enigere eiyele adakoi
Eiyele, lebo owunko lebo, maferefun olokum
Ala ati aleyo


Iwori otura igi igi myo myo adifafun koloko iyebefa
Tiroke, ya lampe shango aroni yro eleripim orunmila lorugbo


Iwori erete adae ebi osu dudu ekun
Fibi kuruma tele ija iri shoek adifafun akuko
Mokekeje eko tolofe aniake omo olokum, logbo awo
Eranko eiye shagobo aluko inika ni eja oko abele
Ikoko eji adiffun elegbara


Iworiboshe adara eni are o
O finlami ewe o aja erin mape
Oro tile ori ifa afe ile afé eja


Iworiofun iwori iwofun iwori tesofun
Oba iwori fara inle rere bobofun sheru sheru
Adifafun obini olomu, tiriko kodon adepenite
Omo olokum oni obini sokun inle onika
Olokum wagbi ni omobini omotitum okeke oba
Iya omologu akere sopotu ekolo olokum lodafun

Odi meji

Odi okunkun ara meji okunkun odi
Odi amife orun arogboia
Eni atemi boruboia


Odigbe arona ogun, odigbe arona orisha
Ekute lele owa oki ya adifafun o ka baba
Eiyele marum elebo, odigbe oruna ogun
Odigbe aruna orisha lo omo ogun ya
Adifafun orunmila lorugbo


Odiyeku diyeku olodafun baba rere gun
Aum ruku oloya umbo umpelese ayarelo


Odiori odioyu nowa oba oyu lele
Inle alambaa nijo, omolugu yeku, omo inle
Sokun yere ofuju ni ainan ya inle lodafun
Ashe ashire lele ajuero, oba ainan ona
Oba odi lodafun inle, kaferefum osaiyn


Odi irosun awose wewe adifafun ologbo
Adifafum onan adife okute aiyaju koro adife
Aja, eyle, lebo ewefa lebo


Odiwonrin awo fashe iku, iku omo
Sarebaku fashe iku, awo amoiku
Aberere nilaye inle, awo fashe iku
Omo oyeku obani shango


Adifafun ekue ku yeye osha odara waye
Adafum adie urubo, adie ekani odara


Odikanran kamaye bi awo mora
Awo yabi madawa awo abite loye omo mayagba
Omo inle ebai baba ifa omo mosogba
Abeiye nifa odara


Odigunda pinami ibi omu adifafum akue ashe
Akuko lebe yamagara , adifafum alakum, akuko
Ida, oti, awo mesan elebo


Odisa odi mayere maniania le yere yalode mama
Wa ameya wa yere omo oshum gere ya yede babinu
Omo oshum gere fun mi shere


Odika okoloyu opua adifafum orisha aye tinsheme
Aya borum oba nifa tinshema olofim oba orisha ye
Adifafum egun oyaba orum, maferefum shango
Orishaye, obaye adifafum oduduwa


Odibatrupon yalode apu ete ashikale sheye
Ashikale kile foloni owo kile oto


Adi atakofenio idi ata kole eyn aparo oum tufuje
Boium si adifafum obalashe lebo, adifafum orunmila
Lodafum obatala, orunmila lorugbo, eyele lebo


Odirete awari odi olowwo ashopa
Odoloro odigb adafum orunmila orogbo


Odishe ide she oum babalawo lombo shekete
Shekete lombo


Odi fumbo, odi fumbo ara oshala ara ile aye
Moyerami oshala, odogum agba ago ara

Irosum meji

Irosum meji, oyerosum apantarita bebe ojoruko
To begbo lojokum, olokum apantarita bebe
Oyerosum, irosum olokum oshe logbo mo ye tutu
Elegure ni meji kokolo lo she yewa lowa
Orisha shango adokpe


Iroso umbo sheregum komashe kotumbe
Areshanle adifafum orunmila ti o fa
Mare akofa elebo ekodide elebo


Irosoyeku, irosokoleu ko ni awo efa
Abe lala bebe maka dakpare re fa
Oni bara banregun, awo abaya pele iku


Irosoiwori iroso mi baye ni gbaum
Ni tinshe ni alodafum ayo omo ode maferefum


Irosodi mandulaye ati rintoshe oum
Omo orunmila adifafum orunmila kowaye


Irosowonrin abaloru onan odo adifafum
Oru lejo eiyele oni oko dundun akuko
Lebo ewefa lebo


Irosobara iromagam, ope ku eriwo iku odo, lodifa
Kolara osha woni tami omo fe du ni amabanshe
Kupa ewre elebo


Irosokanran kukute kuku adifafum
Walade tinakaya orunmila obara baniregun


Iroso toda obatala mowa iyeni a lie logbo
Orisha ewi yara okun, olokum ore osha yania
Ogema opa eni inan odenu eni olokum abagba
Obatala lodafum osha odonu kaferefum shango


Irososa ifa pele pele lele lele egede wagere
Manile ila pupa ologin linshe ofo yude olafim
Maferefum shango


Iroso ka bokala okala lokika otatum
Adifafum obo okuko lebo


Irosotrupon tutu abeneri koye wanadoru
Ifa yokafum iyemonja obadara awo ire bayani
Shango awo maro elede afafe lokoniedi wana yere
Abebe laye ifa

Irosotura nibe akani ikaniju lodafum ogun nibati
Ogun olosile, orunmila kaje nifa


Irosum unkuemi lateri tuka aparo atare mesam
Ewe anatori, eiye aparo atare meta agbado luyere
Merim aye kaaba gbe gbe shrim shaio karisha
Gbegbe toroko omode tobarini


Irosun she olu jeje adifafun aure linjo
Launje okan, akuko lebo osha kelefum
Kitifum shawo adifafum orunmila


Irosofun osho oponi minomam agbado
Orilele lori apaa ibunjo nibeshibu
Imbelotan oshe elepo gbashugbu igbe
Larifa adifafum oluwo

Owonrin meji

Owonrin meji baba orogun ni noum ni ori oum
Joko adifafun akitifa, adifafum aroni mama
Forosile akitifa adie sinkena elebo


Owonrinshongbe tabakoyu bain iku bain bain jobati
Adifafum oum babalawo meridilogum tinlodifa
Ile olofin


Owonrinyeku abori oribashe kawo oribawa
Ire ashekum ota, elese shango marilawe
Ni elegbara orukpale owo ogoro obori oyeku
Inle eberem bawa ifa kalerum owonrinyeku


Owonri iwori adifafum shango ati gun
Arilele o ofunja elebo anitarere mi o
Babalawo mofi ele ele


Owonri ni sodi arire lepari kosobo tolepani
Adifafum awo ashelu finshome oloja


Owonriroso ogonati elegbara umbo waryo odara
Ni dara omo olofin ofo lei toshu araje lodafum orunmila
Kaferefum pinado


Owonrinbara puju ani losore kurifa igba eni
Lowo oto obara opopa eni loge oruwa koto koto
Afiko akodie adifafum bebe orunmole, ounko
Akukan, eyele lebo


Owonrinkanran, okanran orana apuari
Aponan elebo animaru ebo oum babalawo
Adifafum eri lowo le eja okue eran padan ni
Ansere joko orunmial pokuye porom adifafum
Aombi akuko, eiyele lebo morora ende abo, eure
Eiyele lebo


Owonringunda olofim apatakin imole
Ala kaye osin lobo imole olofim ashiro egungun
Awo umbo ashire ile ifa, igbo obirin bidajun
Ashire orun anona


Owonrinbosa ko, pato bota ko re to owo
Loguna siyeni lowo orunmila, akuko
Adie lebo, owonrinbosa bomosa adifafum okun ato
Obatala, ifa fore ile omo eshu ati olofin


Owonrinbika otobale ademi ika bale adika
Awi adifafumm ote tinshomo boishe tinshobo
Abure eka ada omo olofin


Owonrintrupon ika lkalere okolishirawo
Omo oluwo popo, viti babare ni ifa majere
Awo omo osaiyn moruluro, owonrintrupon
Omo akofa gurande, ifa ni orefum oiya
Kaferefum orunmila


Owonrintura owonrin alaketu shatiki nabo
Olu ara adifafum orunmila, tinshawo
Iye olokumi, lodofun obanla


Owonrinbirete akiti baba opeku adifafum
Olofin apari adifafum palakoret


Owonrinboshe omo ni she kafeerefum iyemonja
Ati obatala baba boefa kolugo pudoinka lapeshe
Korubo intori sheke losa obini kamilashe
Amarora orisha elegbara obofe ogum jobi


Owonrinbofun ire aje omi bebe
Anishegun jidu obajeleru adidafum okani
Iyemonja lodofum ajapa ati obatala

Obara meji

Obara meji onii olabara ejebam kikate awo komakate araje
Komokate ara orun adafum logbo eieko orofo lorugbo
Logbo tunuyen


Obarabogbe lantosi omodu omi ke eboada okilanfiru eku
Okilanfiru eja, okilanfiru jio-jio to iban jokoboni


Obarayeku kekere oma aje, eri omi, aje aibu, oma aje
Apupare apupe gogoiku opa wewe, iku apashere
Orunmila lorugbo idaa agutan ebewa akuko lebo


Obara kori anko nibe eranko eku iba ewefa
Elebo obaraiwori adifafum eshu


Obaradi bara, baradi, bara, baradi adifafum rawo
Elubo okoroko oma shokojo eure owolo meni elebo


Obarakoso ifa duro, ifa mure irekun kaferefum orunmila
Eshu ati ogun


Obarawonrin obaranife juju omo oluwo atopolo obara
Keleji obara ni wani alejo olori, laye sosgbo oni wani
Elegbara kuluiye obara oni wani kuto kum


Obarakana olodafum orunmila oni pareki kodapa eshu ifa
Elegbara lotemi pele awo ati iwe esse nitasi adifafum
Obara ifa mi kaferefum shango ati oya


Obaragunda shango abiti intori ogun ofe ni omum
Intori oti ni obini ofo ina loba kaferefum oshum
Lodafum shango ati oya


Obara kukute kuku adifa joko, kunie adifa joko, koni nibogele
Aroro lo uro sikota ekodide, eiyele meji


Obara kasika legun omode olofin ika lele aramanama akatampo
Adifafum aye, adifafum eshiye omo olofin aborom limile
Akati ashe te lewa olofin shango umbo wa belefunade
Olofin lodafum agungun orun ni male

Obara tumbu niendi adifafum baba lontobi oma
Areto yu ebo oma suneke nanga


Obara kushiyo ake eure asho boni buro
Gulandaa bara baniregun orunmila lorugbo
Eshu elebo ounko ekodide eiyele, akuko,omi elebo
Owo elebo


Obara keteifa oni retewa adifafun ashe wita intori awa
Sholu lori okuni sini olokun


Obarashe ofuyere, obarasheke odilona
Korubo agushe abashe, awo eiyele awo aun
Awo kaferefum oba, kaferefum odu kaferefum


Obarafun iki awo inle ado irebe
Awo iba asesi adaba, awo bo ete
Eta obini shawo iba iro adifafum olofin
Luba omo ada ilu abeboadie meji elebo

Okanran meji

Okanran meji, oni okanran okanranni okute
Okanran meji ni eshu bi eboada eshu bi pakiko
Adie, onadare okanran meji, okanran ire ifa,
Okanran ire owo, okanran ire shango, okanran
Ire eshu biokan mi, oni kanran umbati osode
Bota loku nulo


Okanranogbe, okanasode ole meji la ti ti efon malu
Ile ni ole ya logun oba honshon ole sode nita orunmila
Opalaye okanran jun


Okanranyeku ifa arufin aruda akitifa logbo wa lashe
Asheto, akitibombo orunmila nare baba she orun arufin
Aruda okanran iyeku obere obere lele olokum baba
Kashire, aluwo popo obere lere omaiyere ashe logba
Orunmale likotun bogbo orunmale ykosi to ibaneshe

Okanran iwori agarofi adifafum osaiyn
Obanishawo maferefum shango, abo, akuko etu lebo


Okanrandi tobato efan kare beiya adifafum alodofa toloyo
Loshele abe elebo iwo obini kantolefin eiyele akuko lebo okanrandi
Ifa shire kaferefum shango, oshala ati eshu


Okanranroso adifafum okuni aratoko ole eshon osaiyn
Nile kaferefum orunmila


Okanayabile okawa wa wa adifafum olo loye adie
Elim lebo, kure kure, eure eku lebo


Okaranbara oladafum orunmila oni pataki
Ku dafa eshu ifa ele doya elegbara latile
Miatele awo anatiwo atele esse adifafun oni
Bara baranire gun anbatele iyo lai beneku asushe
Agbado akuko lebo, kaferefum shango ati oya


Okanrangunda shukudu ile dide abashe
Keredi ire wo saasha, awo elepanapaa eiyele lebo
Asho funfun abo, oni funfun oyn, owo meyo, eni
Kaferefum ogun ati obatala


Okanransa mukisi bilari oni babalawo bilori bilari oma
Babalawo lorun elo kabolosi obkanransa koshe shango elo
Ada mokosi bilori kongun gun gun adifafum olowo ikoko


Okanranka adifafum kana kana tinsholoyaa eye
Akomean ijaju eiyele lebo, akuko, eure lebo


Okanrantrupon ikaanifori ikaniyu ni masuku loge ni olorun
Obini okanrantrupon atare bamba bile layo araragujo
Kara oyn aakiri adifafum obatala


Okaranturale ifa ire okana minasheku logeni olorun
Ami binui kaferefum olorun ati orunmila adifafum
Obatala adifafum obatala ati oshum


Okanranwate okanran buko eja oko bebere kofe obafun
Oku iya aro ikofe odo olorun asheye eku, eja, ota
Lagoni lodafun ogun kaferefum obatala


Okanashe oiyen mama muyo irole ori efin nyan
Ota aboni fe aba nimi abamo lkaferefum oshum
Elegbara ati orunmila


Okanran aye lobi oyn onan tosa aguko
Adifafum inle abata la la tinshoman oba alejo ajeri kolori
Eja oro, omi losan kaferefum oshanla, ogun, ya
Tobi maferefum elegbara ati inle shata

Oiyeku meji

Baba oiyekumeji meji arike madawa
Ejo ogun sigum molo pororo jarum
Oni kpo un babalawo adifafun ogbe
Oluwo agogo alo lebo


Oyekunilobe baba omolu koma arubo
Nishe akum baje ajalo bubbo nishe
Ayuale oum bisiye omode baiyya oma arugbo
Nitu aiyeshe obi fun obi fa kononibo


Oiyekuiwori adifafun okini elegbara
Owa kafarefun oshum lodafun orunmila


Oyekudi orunmila adifia jobo alojo
Oyeko orugbo orugbo, akuko ewere
Yaroko, aja, elejo, owo, iwa, logbo
Inkan araje ebebi kan lonle ile olofin
Oyekudi lorun lati ku, lati ku oyekudi


Oyekubiroso awo ati olofin tulo shawo
Sadu merin oti awo iwoko ala ori
Logbo intori aiye kobo otigbe eiyele
Agbo, intori iku


Oyekuwonrin babawa ifa oba majire
Elegbara babawa ifa ayore lokun
Oba lokun, ebara ifa laye bi ifa ire
Ashekun ota, lese elegbara aum bati
Awo logbo oum baye olowo


Oyekubara oni arum to fiemam
Alujo enerim abeapaneto legbara
Afie olofin amerin dito


Oyeku peleka adifafun okanran
Oyeku obara jire wa obini
Aye olonu oun larifun iku oyeku paleka


Oyekutegunda lobina nasa ojo opa
Ota kuku wora adifafun aberege luba
Omo orunmila koba ogun ti ti wo bebere olotura
Agogo labiniku tenye ewe ogum, ifani ota ojojo
Ebo adie, eku, eju, eja, owo, teteboru


Oyeku kekussa kute kuku adifafun obunati ode
Dariko oyekusa kaferefun oya, orunmila
Adifa joko aladafa awo alodafa otoko, tojo inai
Meji, ina lowo, odisa inite lesushu komandi
Koleku edan atoke tojo orugbo se kodie, akuko
Pupa, elegbo


Oyekubika oye wadelaka adifafun oyeku oyeku
Adifafun ija, oyekubika alake edon adifa
Oye oum nogbati ti asopo kun, eku, eja ti o
Lo shango


Oyekubatrupon ifa ni unlesile ilore
Lokum, ilare obi, ni pa mi, kaferefun
Orunmila, obara banirogun olofin

Oyekutura tesia akiki olorum
Obi lolun mati mibi kogun awo apigumi
Wa ta akin adila sara akuko abelo orunmila


Oyeekubirete molala awo molala intori ifa
Arum molala abe oju laye tim shore, ifa oluwo
Popo molala awo tinshore ifa oshala, ifa molala
Ni jabe ataroni ifa mojare ni laye molala


Oyeku kioshe lodafun obi ashemam eyeleo
Kama sheruwo ilekende oma firo oshum meji tanilo


Oyekubedum mafum aba baraba mafum aba ofun maye ku fun yansa
Lele fogere belele marere, oyekufun mafum yeke beleri ori
Yalode ori yeye o, lele oshum bebere okanran ielege yelele
Oyekufun yeye bi oya oma jire awa babadnwa, awo oba eri ifa
Kaferefun lewri ifa, kaferefum elebara

Ogunda meji

Ogunda meji, ogunda siro, owo iyolokun
Oshala biriiniwa, obatalá obataisa, jekpa
Oba ibo odo baleni ogun onire iyolokun
Ode, ogunda meji eyeni eyeeraruna oku alorun
Obalalyana tiqa, elegbara awa lawa olowo
Shinwos orunmila kaye mariwo waferefun
Oduduwa orugbo

Ogunda -gbe

Ogundabiode igara ni gara foroforo ajabo
Oo wimu omi iyeru atamberi omo leri
Okan garanife eku elebo afaterete emi lailoa
Buelega lodafun aiya okunla ti ole igara

Ogunda -iyeku

Ogunda ariku agogo abono lodafun
Ariku adifafun iyalode, kaferefun

Ogunda -iwori

Ogunda iwori ogunda alapo iwori olofa
Kashapo iyero adifafun akatampo tolosi
Iyawa eleye elebo akuko eja oro lebo
Ogunda iwori ifa lodafun olokun
Kaferefun shango


Ogunda obatamba odi odalara
Adifafun aiye nabi eiyele, igbaere
Ewefa akuko lebo


Ogunda koroso ku kute kuru adifafun eni
Tinsheru osa ebebo lebo afyonu lebo abonun
Inbo ube osa olosu unshewa gari adifafun
La shude eti soman orishé kirin eiyele lebo
Eure lebo

Ogunda worain

Ogundaleni amarate adifafun eiyele timbosile
Anwe eiyele lebo, akuko lebo, kaferefun eshu
Ogun ati ode


Ogundabara ogundasa obara ban adifafun
Bombo lolobina adie mewa abemu, owo
Meewa, kaferefun, orumila


Ogundako oke alafia ekudide afike lori
Kowa ale ashe ata ouniyen bogbo araje
Opa dasenio iku, eja, abido


Ogunda masa awara wara sokendi
Awara wara lereiye awara wara
Oloru aiye adifafun gunungun
Ni aundi ebkoru


Ogunda kalari odafa egbe eiyele lebo
Marora intori ita, ogundaka kanadofa
Iyanle adifafun abe kaferefun ogun
Eiyele lebo marora, intori, iya ekodidé
Iku, eja, elebo


Ogunda turukpon baba toto adifafun
Shabedi omi ladelorubo kana situlasi
Oni ketebo akuko adie iyarako
Aja keke, elegbo, intori, eje obini
Pupa marora


Ogunda tetura adifona adifafun
Bantijo joje igi akoko lebo ku kute
Kuku adifafun omi isheri, akote lelo
Bebe otun bebe osi, adifafun ori
Eiyele, agada lebo


Ogunda kete gumigi awa oria ara akana
Ribo wo ori ashi tentere awo oun meteta ni
Shoma iku ifa orunmila


Ogunda wonishe olofin oun obe kaferefun
Orunmila, olofin, eshu, shango, ati oballuaiye


Ogundafun ewe yeye, wewe yeye oni
Rewo omo osaniyn kuelese kan kuelese meji
Olaiye orunmila wewe yeni orunmila oni baraba

Ossa meji

Ossa meji ifa joko adafun oge direyrun
Ko de akasa fara tejiko digbe kaja ifa
Baba buru pururu baba foshe ifan baba
Obaragada omo odo bani inundie abaraka
Enu orun koji masibeni bana adifafun oke
Nigba bofe re fefe legba enibara logbe leje
Eiyele meni ashetin belere aunko anunse
Epo lorobu

Ossagbe – ossalobe – osalofobejo

Osalobe lominagada tori yanipo be lampe shango
Kawo kablesile, laminabada adifafun
Eshu ijilu oba lonan, oba eshu ijilu, yeneyeni
Ewa ni olokun enifa
Eshu ijilu piriti piriti omode alora
Lampe shango laminabada


Ossayeku awo baku ida adifafun oun
Abebo adie ori efu ebita awo umbo
Osayeku leredun leredun aparefun orisha oko
Yieredu kuiyere ku afareefun efon
Osayeku bi yeeku iku olonan


Ossawo abati edeyela minimu adifafun
Etu tinshona olu bebe akuko abo lebo
Osawo iwori wo ale adifafun aleiyo
Atena soki


Osadi ishe isheri boshe koloma tabati
Ishe bele igba lafimunu adifafun
Baba bokun banti po re ki akuko
Eiyele lebo
Osadi ifa osun, iyemonja orun gun
Safuje eiyenshe efon osa fuiya
Aiyoiyaaran abosa afuiya aiyori as fun
Mi insafuo


Osaroso ku kute kuku adifafun eni
Tinshelu osa aderu adie lebo agbo
Nian imbebe


Ossaloni oworin oni ebun osa oni oye
Omo begbe nijo ifa omo oni shango
Awo oni oworin ogun aworin amo alara


Ossabara osashepe osa ba ni yerekun
Oba ni shango, osa jire, awo awa awa
Nilaiye inle, osashepe, onilekun


Ossakanran oba panan ori egun adifafun
Dada baiyani owo eiyele orunko legbo
Maferefun shango ati iyemonja
Osakanran ifa lodafun olokun kaferefun
Orunmila shango iyemonja obatala
Eleda ati ala


Ossagunda omo re lebo onifafun ojo akan
Fun kueni olowo tinshomo mo lo olofin
Gura gura aiyo gbeka arun adifafun
Shomarere adifafun ako akara lebo
Amaiyara loiya


Osaka iwani okutele kole adifafun ari imbo
Ajua jole elanjo ejua akuko lebo ounko
Lebo ori ebo adie, ewe yokula unlo
Asho funfun ikan lowa


Osatrupon aariburu osa rolu oturukpon
Oma eiyele elodi adefa oba tinshomo
Elu osa kuna oturukpon oma eiyele lodi
Adafun pakere tinshomo olubo osatrupon
Osa loiye


Osa kare kuej kure adifafun mangini
Idoroko ode eiyele lebo ewe eri meta
Enu lageni loddafun betishe olokun
Lodafun moiye tinshomo oroto ponife
Kaferefun obatala ati alafia


Osarete kaferefun odu osaiyn orun
Ologun osarete siarete egunbara barado
Afefe iku orum omasabi beseh afefe baba
Tibaiya iye olokun lorun oma jibe egun
Mayebe oumbo ashishi inle kafun awa
Awe ma fun magba igi mafun baba agbona
Bailorun, egun bailorun


Osashe oni sheli lodofun oko intori aboni
Iwa ire omo
Osashe orishe adifafun shele lodofun ashe
Fori ti o nilari eiyele lebo adifafun


Osafun obere igmio erro olofin yeye oroni
Eru olofin tete beru omo oloya ejiele
Omo olofin ku kuru oji ile akuo meta

Ika meji

Ika meji igbo ijioko oge enegue okpage
Ede meji olude meji okuni iyebe
Ebo eiye afuku shuorere adafun gbalomi
Alafun arakoko orabo gbameli korunje elebute
Orubo oyeku shibi ofiiyere sheun iaro


Baba adele baba fowo ni emite mabimu
Baba adele baba faiyani
Emite mabimu baba adele baba fuwoni
Eni lele mabimu ire logbo lowedba fie
Lo laiye enite mabimu

Ika yeku

Ika biku iyelerete kaleyure yeru wara
Akunara aye adifafun oyeku adifafun
Ika ikalorugbo eyeda ogbado kukute
Kuku adifafun oyeku umbati lomba
Alobote kashe owunko lelo ekuru eta lelo


Ika iwori ilori ika iogifun maferefun
Iyemanja adifafun orunmila
Maferefun oshun


Ikadi olofin olowa olorun simifun ejo
Ma kpe intori tiwo tishe eji afi wobu ni
Logbo eran ati ni ogbo eran egbe
More niwo unje lejo aijare logbo


Ikaroso ikarabola meniyeye ikarabola
Meni ya omi kesese adifafun orunmila
Baraba niregun, opa elebo


Ikaworin ika wawa adifafun ika
Odi afuneke ounko akuko eleiye legbo
Ika wani lodafun orunmila lodafun
Iyalode ati omo
Aarun morore obi meji kaferefun olokun
Ati eshu


Ika bara monshowo jile shilope
Adifafun arogbe arogbe ekure ajure
Legbo ika ojo bara ile awo jo
Adie legbo eshu eleiye akuko legbo
Ikabara oni bara losode orunmila
Adifafun orunila ati obatala


Ikakanran ifa awo omo okanran
Logbo omo a laiye elegbara ofo lode
Okana suaju makenian lodafun


Ikagunda adifafun osaiyn akuko lebo
Ikagunda adifafun orunmila eure lebo
Kido logbo laiye tinnshe, kide oma oda
Gun aruko medilogun eiyele ileke iye
Wefa olele akuko lebo
Ifa ika mi ogunda iru omo orunmila
Oun omo osaiyn, kaferefun, ogun orunmila
Iyemonja ati inle


Ikasa adifafun orunmila adifa joko
Matekun awe tinshi yawo adie tinashi ya
Akiko ofi osile onshe re fa me ofo
Ota, epo, ewe
Osa lebo siebo odire, osa lebo siebo
Akuko oshele omo eiyele owo, eja,
Abeta owo

Ikatrukpon /ikaoturukpon

Ika trupon kukute kuku adifafun
Orunmila adifafun onla nika eiyele
Lebo eri ikin asho inki inla umbeja
Morora enibi inka botila kaferefun
Shango ati iyemonja


Ikatura, ikafogero, kombu, kombo
Adifafun oni binin eiyele lebo
Kaferefun, onla ati olorun


Ikarete omo olushe irete ema
Ileke kiri kiri banla abanije batitu eure
Eiyele lebo kaferefun shango, ogun ati
Olofin, maferefun iyalode ati olokun


Ikashe ninshe ikamiro kiri ika mokiri
Adifafun orunmila, kio peiye, owuko agutanlebo


Ika mi ode fun ika mi ode fa
Ati oni felun já mi oro ikafun
Fuje, funja, funleo, ika mi are
Fun dani o omi wa.

Oturukpon meji

Oturukpon meji oloro ni shoro logun ni
Fadere ni shado oku ni, fadere ni shoro
Oku no fadere babalawo todi fun tokotuashoro e kun oloro torosho adifafun ekun


Alapana ifa, alapana ile
Alapana abaru alapa irelu
Alapana ifan alapa ejan
Ofukua emeriloin ogbe


Oturukpon yeku oye kuye iku yeye
Adifafun iroko


Otrupon ada wene fun alobe tisoyo
Owo ipoemga gida me fa adifafun
Baba olojo lebo eileye, akuko lebo
Oturukpon iwori adakino adifafun
Iwori ire adakino


Ale ale e me turukpon she
Ale imole atirum di mi fa
Fa ale fa ale omobe ori


Filawa meji afani opon nire
Otuaji opon ni efan onire
Afete lu o mo pé irun ofibó


Oturukponwani deni mi di shoni moni
Ota keke orunmila oladafun
Ode akuko eiyele adie lebo


Oni shango faletin oma shango
Orunmila ati ogun oni ife wa
Wara, wara, shango


Oturukpon kanran omonije olokan
Omonije alafin, ominije , olorun
Ara bata ara bata ara bata shire


Oturukpon agede obini kan lambo
Age, age, age
Oturukpon lambo nijé
Orunmila ati iyami
Ogun ati lonan


Ami molei ami molei
Orunmila ati lonan
Omoni alein as o samie


Oturukpontura ire nifa pori ifa
Ni kaferefun obatala ati shango


Oturukponbirete ifa ajalu shishe she
Aifafun ajalu puete morubo omo she she
Ni lo babalawo adifa babalawo olofin
Jelu puelu oda osaiyn morubo
Owunko shelu akuko lebo


Oturukpon ifa ela rundale awo
Oba nitepa ileke ola nitepa
Oshede adafun logbo irunmole tinle oku
Akasa eiyele adie lebo


Oturukpon balofun baba bata
Baba feto lodafun inlee lodafun
Olonu adifafun obatala, osya ati orunmila

Otura meji

Karenshele agbo onipapo ladafun inle
Nipapo gere, gere nipapa lorubo gere
Gere nipapo kite joro ladafun osu kun
Adifun nibeti um kabolori
Peronshele gbo nipapo lodafun kekere
Papo lapo papo lorubo kekere orunmila lofo
Untori logbo teneje lorubo
Ashe kundifa imole adifafun boni suku


Oturaniko liko iko rewa liko ikolue kosi
Adifafun dabaru abo ati oti elebo
Oturaniko oriko lowo abaushe aiye awo
Kotaushe oriko lowo obaushe aiye awo
Kotaushe eni rewe a afefe lorun orisha oko
Aiye ewe adobale moforibale ji kotun
Moforibale yekosi ashe olorun koko ibere
Odagan afefe etu afefe lorun orisha oko

Otura yeku

Oturayeku malu awonika adifafun onika
Okuko lebo akinbo abure
Koko, ago, adifafun aki umbati lo lowo
Balá afye legun lebo agutan, eiyele, etu


Oturaiori adifafun iyami aje
Iyemonja oto orisha imole orubo
Baba olokun fimi deregbe egon alonan okun
Mayewa lele ofo lori, ofo eleda
Kaferefun olokun lodafun orunmila


Oturadi adifafun elegbara abeyalinin
Inle omode osyin abayebe awo iya
Ni osayin mowani elegbara umbiwa
Sije awo ifa meya re osayin ajapa lebo


Oturarosomun adaa dirosun
Eyerawo odeyasi malalushero
Biwo ese buruku olorun oju ri won


Oturawonrin awole awoshe lobo awo

Alaketu oni owaye adifafun olofin
Eshu, eshu bi


Oturabara, ouramuni iye woloni ifa
Lowa lewa shilekun ariku


Oturatiku leri awo monanan abeluboje
Birá, ború, ikú awele


Oturagunda ire aje timbelaiye ire ile
Osayin oturaira ogunda
Ire ogun alagbde inle mopun
Ogunje, ogunje, wowa iye ogun onire
Orunmilá obara bani regun ire meta ebo
Ashegun ota lese ogun


Oturasa imopo jampo gere gere nifa
Impo jampo owe omo lampe shango
Lampe olorun oturasa owo epo akojoni


Oturaka adifafun obanila koade wowe
Eni were logbo mabimu umbe wa orunmila
Lofobani eshu mafun oturaka ade lebo


Baba turukpe ao ado katobina
Awo alaketu, aja adifafun falofun
Adifafun aloma abaso alagba bomo aledodo
Ajakalo nile igbin kalolo komikolo aru
Mabomo lodo ajankanle nile


Oturarete, oturatiju, tiju lape lobo
Meni iyewa kurobie eshu laroiye
Adifafun eshu lario kaferefun orunmila


Oturashe baba yengi ida kuda iru
Kuku ise obere keta oni babalawo
To iban eshu
Ashe olofin iya kuda iru kuru ise kute

Obere kuta omo babalawo
Lodafun orunmila ise kute oiyere nifa
To iban eshu


Otura foka adajase adafata
E adafafa akpa orun adifa
Kokanori, prete korugbo
Awate bori eshesi orugbo
Eshesi meji

Irete meji

Eje lembere akore ajare eye lembere lodifa
Eje lembere asarei fenishe ki fa aje adifafun
Orunmila, adifafun oshun, adifafun poroye


Irete intelu more abiri kolo omolubo abata ati kotopo
Omo lobo aara yaniye omo lobo meta laba
Pari ati meta laba merin lodafun igbni lodafun lanye


Ireteyeku abada bi abada alada bi abada adifun wenwele
She letishona aiya lorugbo koru oka ashenu laba adifun
Olonoshe unatin omo were ogu ti biele


Ireteyero orunmila lorugbo to iban
Eshu telebo ibo kolo baba olorun
Baba adukpe to iban eshu


Irete untedi amada nimi adifafun
Awan lori tanshelu alare osi amudi
Awo bori osa ifa ni kaferufun olofin
Iyemonja, obatala orunmila ati lobo kaleno osha


Ireteloso adifafun oba iku inle arere ogunarelu
Obaluaiye oba egun lese igi oba tele omo egun
Ladafun orunmila, kafererun egungun


Iretewonrin odubiri fobo adifafun
Orunmila obara baniregun wanka win win
Osaiyn yoro yoro


Irete oba luje lodafun orunmila
Yalode ati obini akuko owunko
Lebo intori iku intori arun, afie lebo
Maferefun shango kaferefun oya


Irete kana berinle bagogun bagbisan
Irun lobo laodo laure akpere lorugbo


Iretegunda kutan oba aye orisha bi kole
Orun ofe bi leitosho orishaye osogbe
Ile ashupa awo umbo lobo orisha
Isalaye kole aye oba logbo tenuje
Eleba merindelogun


Iretetomas kere awo tomoaye omo shango
Omo oya, ayeni ifa oni baba lawo omo oba junko
Banjoko, ifa banjoko, orisha, banjoko yenjoko
Jeni ifa iyereni kaferefun shango maferefun


Ireteka oma ni ateka adifafun inure
Adifafun ateka lebo eyele akuko lebo


Iretebatrupon awo sele awo obade
Adita gun osha, ogirina ti o logi ya
Tinlo bini oma, bini oma, gere gere
Ejele lebo awo la meja
Tonti eja eiyele, akuko lebo


Iretetura otala mi anewo
O fiwa nila fiwa merintile
Ofon ayware ofon ini mijo
Otura lafe, lafe, emi ti onan


Ireteunfa akoko oshe aro biriwo
Dogo odo ya kosheka bi aje adifafun
Oun babalawo shele ere lebo kaferefun
Eshu ati yalode


Iretefile maferefun shango
Orunmila malu, yamode iyemureo shango
Kabiesile ori onle okuni bibelona
Yamode obini

Oshe meji

Oshe oladashe oni bara baniregun ifa
Moloku tiane sheshe moloku adifafun oshun


Oshenilobe otolaye adifafun olowo bueri
Iku po pa mi po pa mi arun ko pa mi
Ko pa mi ejo ko pa mi kopa mi ogu
Ko pa mi ko pa mi


Osheyeku boru boshe yeku ibai boro ona
Obaye bi ifa osheyeku bawaye bi ifa
Jonjo odara moloni, mololun inle, elegbara
Osheyeku bawaye bi ifa


Oshe paure yeye re yewara omi abaushe
Lu ofito moja ladafun oshe paure


Oshedi oko mode adifafun orunmila oni
Bara bani re gun ifa nire ifa karefun
Iyalode ati obini


Osheleso olalu firi adifafun la ale
Ile korugbo ire obo eiyele lebo
Kaferefun eshu ati yalode

Oshe wonrin

Oshewonrin boro wonrin kokoroshe awe
Owonrin kokoro bi aje eiyele lebo oshe
Moweyeo owonrin akakaleiye oba jobi inu
Inu omo bala awo okuta, awo leri akuta

Oshe bara

Oshebara awo sheshere adifafun loba
Eifereku toluma ku ogedenalafia


Oshekana oshe opiliki afije ako lonan
Adifafun sokun batinshe maye sha eja
Oro lebo


Oshe omolu oshewelw diawo wele oshe
Balloya diawo akuko bodawa she
Aja bashare sinu oro inan ogese omi
Akoko wini akoko isugese kileman
Oshe omolu, oshe omolu agada mame lorun


Oshesa awo obini opo adifafun
Ako akuko lebo akofa atitan erita
Merin elebo


Osheka niniwa alafia ofini obi atake
Afeunan obi atake, elewa, elewa
Mi orun obyje alé


Oshetrupon ika bagun maya lalaya oun
Oya gunle ilowo tule adifafun piti
Aretinho laya tinshe arema awunko lebo
Ologun banto eiyele akuko lebo


Oshe tura ladafun unibantinlo leaja
Benijo tete no nisho inba oiyn afere
Wewe aiyaba dide afere wewe
Oshetura omi unroso atie asha olodumare
Ebo omo ire odara


Oshebile boroboro mofá irete mokure
Irete yama yamasa adifafun bemi
Lola tinshomo okuni ara oda oshebile
Biawo adawe adi atolo babadona orun babalawo
Lodafun alaketa, oshebile bi awe adawe adi atoto
Babadona orun babalawo lodafun alaketo oshebile
Lodafun alaketu, oshebile bi awe adawe adi atoto
Babadona orun babalawo lodafun alakensi
Omo si si roko maje alakenta
Omo si si roko maje alaketu
Omo si si roko maije alakensi
Adada omo alabi ifa awo


Oshefun tefun shefun shefun baba areru
Orunmila ni ayasha ria ria awo igbin
Akoto kilo asalakole ika koye adafun
Loede ikokoyeye wafun awo oni kako
Pewo omi kako orogbo igi ni asho
Ori eni peju tompo kolaro

Ofun meji

Mikan fu meji lekpa ku kupado
Ku reile kpa gbe kpado gbe ki vi likpo
Azon kpado, azon reile kpan
Guda filibe wa yi sa mu mi
Klan sa magba hiwe dotanumio
Difun, ku run, kukon
Shetura do le do le gbogbo do
Kpoli agba ton mukon
Dunon dunon emi yero le leo
Emi hunwe si ye
Ofun meji


Ofunlobe augete yiera ajeri gi ofa
Perigiki oba oshun ladofun
Ofun ladafo oba nuba ogbe dombara
Ofun ekodidde meta elebo elewo elebo


Ofun yemilo kunuku aberikulo
Ninshawo inle olofin a kala mabo
Abigi olorun nenshewo inle olofin
Tento tere abi apolo kaferefun
Abatala ati eshu


Funi babo woli ka ni gasa
Ashosuwe jebu losifa tajua


Afundi adifafun eri etu komoba
Ofundi ojo to akuko, eiyele
Leri etu elebo


Ofunroso ifa lodafun obatala
Oshun, iymonja maferefun
Ofunroso soju eshe gogoro oge
Bara lodofun olofin leri etu meji elebo


Ofun eleta imeta eleji owonrin
Ofun wonrin imeta lare re omanan
Ifa ati eshu


Ofun bara ofun sunsu olomori
Obara sunsun orasali adifafun lebo
Akuko awunko, eiyele lebo maferefun olofin


Ofiara koja abo miloso adifafun
Osoko laju oma aboiyo lebo, eiyele
Eyelebo kaferefun obatala ati eshu


Ofun funda ifa tinshomo
Ikin unsoro logbo kaleno
Orisha umpe gigbe tiye kevioso
Akuta edun ara okpa afafa okoji
Okpele ifa adifafun afafa kaferefun


Ofunsa ale nishe omo iku oyina
Omo orunmila ale oyina lele asuworun
Oyina lorugbo awo funfun ile osaiyn, iku,
Eja, owo la meja elebo


Fu ka josi mono kegbe efushe kayebo


Nojeto te mo mo tente mana
Ajaro unjo ke adifafun jeje
Tinshoma oro lebo eiye
Oro eiyele, etu lebo


Boju oba ponibio oku nibide adifafun
Alapani akuko igi, longi, awunko alejo lebo
Ofuntura, ofuntempola, ifa ogbo, eje
Ogbo, opó, agutan lebo, ekodide meji
Ogbo la mejo, eku, eja, esushu ofuntura
Ifa adokai


Ofunbile mene jubo badeya apolo
Abi nhanki adifafun loure umbantinlo
Bale nifa, akuko lebo, abiye adifafun
Aminisi, ekodide, eiyele lebo


Ofunshe adifafun ya adifafun
Orunmila adifafun obatala adifafun
Adifafun osnuw okoshe loko akejialake lorugbo