Saturday, December 19, 2015

Week Eleven of the Russian Intervention in Syria: a step back from the brink?

This has been an amazing week. While last week I concluded that “The only way to avoid a war is to finally give up, even if that is initially denied publicly, on the “Assad must go” policy”. Now it is true that various US officials, including Kerry, did make statements about the fact that Assad need not go right now, that a “transition” was important or that “the institutions of the state” had to be preserved, but of course what I, and many others really meant, was that the US needed to fundamentally change its policy towards the Syrian conflict. Furthermore, since Turkey committed an act of war against Russia under the “umbrella” of the US and NATO, this also created a fantastically dangerous situation in which a rogue state like Turkey could have the impression of impunity because of its membership in NATO. Here again, what was needed was not just a positive statement, but a fundamental change in US policy.

PDP Paying For Past Election Crimes – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as “hogwash” Friday’s outburst by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors forum that the nullification of elections of PDP governors was a plot by the APC to take control of “oil-producing states by all means necessary”.
The national secretary of the APC, Mai Mala Buni, dismissed the statement credited to the PDP governors as “clannish” and “sectional”.
“The APC and indeed Nigerians are increasingly worried by the clannish and sectional positions being canvassed by the PDP Governors.

Sanusi: I’m Still Involved In The Fight Against Injustice.

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says his status as a king has not stopped him from fighting for a better society.
Known for his outspokenness during his tenure as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the monarch said any “struggle that is not against injustice and oppression is meaningless”.
He was speaking in Kaduna on Friday during the 10th anniversary memorial seminar organised by the Centre for Democratic Development and Research Training in honour of the late Bala Usman.
“For us that were in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ABU) in the 70’s, we were inspired or taught by the late Bala. He was an undisputed leader of northern progressives,” he said.
“Most of us graduated to become radical teachers, radical professors, radical bankers and radical emirs, but we never left the essential message of Bala and it is a message that all of us should take home.

Obama Appoints Nigerian Into Human Trafficking Council

United States President, Barack Obama has named a Nigerian-American journalist and Anti-human Trafficking advocate, Bukola Love Oriola as a member of the US Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. In a statement by the office of the Press Secretary, White House on December 16, Obama said he was honoured that Oriola and 10 others appointed to serve on the council have decided to serve the country.

Europe, Turkey Close Airspace to Russian Warplanes Fighting Daesh

Europe and Turkey closed airspace for Russian Long-Range Aviation planes carrying out airstrikes on Daesh positions in Syria, forcing Russian pilots to reroute, Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Anatoly Konovalov said Saturday.

According to Konovalov, Russian pilots had to leave for Syria from Russia’s northernmost Olenegorsk military airport in order to bypass Europe and then cross the Mediterranean Sea toward Syria.

US Displeased With Russian S-400 Air Defense Systems Going Global

The proliferation of Russian air-defense systems like S-300 and S-400 may present a serious challenge to the air forces of the US and its allies, according to the National Interest.

According to the magazine, India is about to purchase five Almaz-Antey S-400 Triumf air and missile defense systems from Russia, thus becoming the second country, along with China, to obtain the weapon.

Burundi rejects African Union peacekeeping force

Burundi's government on Saturday rejected the African Union's plans to deploy a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force to stop escalating violence triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's extended tenure in office, a government spokesman said.

Kachikwu Promises To Transform Petroleum Sector In 365 Days

Dr Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum, has promised to bring about fundamental change in Nigeria’s oil sector in 360 days. He gave the promise on Saturday when All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains in Delta, led by Mr Jones Erue, the party chairman, visited him at his country home in Onicha- Ugbo, Aniocha North LGA. “The country’s oil sector will experience a turnaround such that the refineries will work effectively and products will be made available to the people at an affordable price within 365 days,’’ he said.

Divination Process: Ifa Verses (Odu Ifa) 16 Principal Odu


Ifá is a system of divination that originated in West Africa among the Yoruba ethnic groups. It is also practiced among believers in Lucumi, (sometimes referred to as Santería), Candomblé, West African & Diaspora, and similarly transplanted Orisa’Ifa lineages in the New World. The father of Ifa is Orunmila and it’s believed that Olodumare (GOD) gave Orunmila Ifa for Omo Eniyan (Humans) to serve as guidance into a brither Future.   The Ifa Divination system was added in 2005 by UNESCO to its list of “Masterpieces of the Oral and Heritage of Humanity”.

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The Yoruba (in Yoruba orthography) are a large ethno-linguistic group or ethnic nation in Africa; the majority of them speak the Yoruba language . The Yoruba constitute approximately 25-30 percent of Nigeria’s total population, and around 40 million people.

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945.

* 1 Overview of divination system

* 2 Divination process

* 3 Odu Ifa

* 4 Vocabulary

* 5 Names

Overview of divination system

The Yoruba divination system enabled diviners to invoke Orunmila, the Yoruba deity of wisdom, prophecy and ethics, and Esu (Eshu), who as messenger of the gods lends his authority or ase to the oracle for the purpose of clarifying the future and providing direction to those seeking guidance. Ifa divination rites provide an avenue of communication between the spirit world and that of the living. The mythology of the Yorùbá is sometimes claimed by its supporters to be one of the worlds oldest widely practised religions.

This article is about the religious practice of divination. In Yoruba mythology, Orunmila is an Orisha (Orisa), and deity of prophecy.

Esu is an alternate spelling for the Yoruba God Eshu. See the proper definition Esu bellow and EsuIsNotSatan.

Performing Ifa divination is called Dida Owo. Dida Owo is performed only by an initiated priest called a Babalawo (male Ifa priest), sometimes called Awo. Babalawo is directly translated as “father of the secrets”.

Divination process

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Special instruments are used to assist in the divination to transcribe Orunmila’s wisdom through the diviner. The items used for divination include: In Yoruba mythology, Orunmila is an Orisha (Orisa), and deity of prophecy.

* a group of sixteen Ikin, commonly known as palm nuts, which are used to create binary data

* a vessel for the seeds

* a divination tray (opon Ifa).

* a tapper instrument (iroke Ifa)

* beaded belts for the babalawo to wear.

opn ifa

The tray and tapper are used in Ifa divination. This tray, adorned with carved images and dusted with powder, serves as the template on which sacred signs (odu) related to the personal concerns of a diviner’s client are traced as the point of departure for analysis. In contrast to those transitory signs, the more permanent backdrop of the carved motifs on the tapper and tray constitutes an artistic exegesis of the forces that shape human experience and the universal needs fulfilled by such quests for enlightenment. Species Elaeis guineensis Elaeis oleifera The oil palms (Elaeis) coomprise two species of the Arecaceae, or palm family.  Exegesis (from the Greek to lead out) involves an extensive and critical interpretation of a text, especially of a holy scripture, such as of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, the Talmud, the Midrash, the Quran, etc.

To dafa , the babalawo places the tray in front of him and taps rhythmically on it with the pointed end of the tapper, invoking the presence of past diviners and of Ifa (also called Orunmila) the God of divination. A ritual is a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value, which is prescribed by a religion or by the traditions of a community. …

There are a variety of palm nuts that are available, but only specific kinds may be used for Ifa divination. The palm nuts are grouped in one hand, then the diviner attempts to shift them all to his/her other hand at once, and counts the remaining Ikin left, hopefully to discover that either one or two remain. (Odu, which are the foundation of the binary data, can only be marked with either one or two palm nuts, remaining in the diviner’s original hand. As this process goes on, the diviner marks single or double marks in wood powder spread on his divination tray until he or she has created one of the 256 odus that are available.

Each of these odus is associated with a traditional set of Ese (verses), often relating to Yoruba mythology, which explain their divinatory meaning. These verses represent thousands of years of observation and are filled with predictions, and both mundane and spiritual prescriptions that resolve issues found in that Odu. The mythology of the Yorùbá is sometimes claimed by its supporters to be one of the worlds oldest widely practised religions. …

After obtaining the Odu that governs a situation or event, the diviner then determines whether the Odu comes with Ire (which is poorly translated to mean good luck) or Ibi (which could be viewed as obstacles or impediments to success). After this process the diviner now determined appropriate offerings, spiritual disclipines and/or behavioral changes necessary to bring, keep or compel success for the person receiving divinatory counsel.

Odu Ifa

Ifa has 16 stanzas. Each stanza has about 495 verses. ( Odus/Odu Ifa). Baba’alawo or Iyalawo (Ifa Chief priest or priestess ) is the one assigned to dafa (just like the Imam studying the verses in the Quran or Pastor studying  verses and chapters in the Bible in Eastern and Western civilizations, Islam and Christianity respectively).

So when Omo Eniyan with problem goes to a Baba’alawo or Iyalawo (Ifa Chief priest  or priestess ) to find guidance, the Baba’alawo (Chief-priest) is required to consult Ifa. i. e Look into ifa or Dafa, find the Odu/verse where that person’s destiny or problem falls and interpret it to the Omo Eniyan as guidance to brighter future. See Example of an Ifa verse here

There are sixteen major Odu, when combined there are total of 256 major Odu that govern all situations, all circumstances and all actions and consequences in life. These form the basic of Yoruba spiritual knowledge and the foundation of all Yoruba divination systems.

Interpreting Odu is fairly easy. Where I is an odd count or a “heads” result, and II is an even count or a “tails” result, the sixteen basic patterns and their Yoruba names are set forth in the sidebar.

The Babalawo recites a series of proverbs and stories from the Ifa poetry that go with that choice. The final interpretation is made by the person seeking guidance, who decides how the verses that the babalawo has recited should be applied to the problem at hand. Though the number of symbols is different, the Chinese I Ching divination system also bears some resemblance to Ifa divination. Like the Chinese I Ching, Ifa combines a large body of wisdom literature with a system for selecting the appropriate passages from it. Unlike the I Ching, however, Ifa poetry is not written down but passed down orally from one babalawo to another.


* Awo. Ifa Priest, male or female.

Akapo. Student or apprentice under a Babalawo It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Iyanifa. …

* Babalawo -Male Ifa Priest

* Iyanifa -Female Ifa Priestess

* Dida Owo -casting Ikin Ifa.

* Ohunte Ale – Inscribing or marking Odu on the Opon Ifa

* Opon Ifa – Divining tray

* Orunmila -Prophet that developed and spread Ifa divination system. Now considered a deified Ancestor that embodies principles of Ifa.

* Orisa – Primordial energies from which all living things emanate from; The Deities that represent various manifestations of the ONE GOD, Olodumare.

* Irunmole: The Primordial God, first sent to earth to make the world habitable for humankind, also the full spectrum of Gods(Orisa) created by Olodumare (the Creator GOD) for worship and veneration numbering 400+1 as an infinite number of natures manifestation and recreation.

* Dafa means to cast Ikin Ifa (sacared holy palm kernel) for divination purpose and divine direction in life

* Apetebi: is the wife of a Babalawo AND / OR the wife of a Babalawo Ikin Ifa, she is one of the few titled positions within the Yoruba tradition and holds an important position within the tradition and culture, she will assist her husband and help to teach children the fundaments of consulting Ifa as a philosophy and guidance.
Iyanifa is a Yoruba title that denotes a Priest of The God or Orisha of Wisdom Orunmila (IFA).

In Yoruba mythology, Orunmila is an Orisha (Orisa), and deity of prophecy. In Yoruba mythology, Olodumare (GOD of heavens and Earth ) is Monotheistic is a creative force that drove the establishment of existence and the entire universe.

Ifa priests and worshippers among the Yoruba people bear names related with Ifa, typically, but not necessarily, begin with the word, ‘Ifa’, like Ifadairo, Ifabiyi, Ifadare, Ifabunmi, etc. The first “I” in these names may be omitted to form Fadairo, Fabiyi, Fadare, Fabunmi, Falola, etc. The prefix “Awo” is also used in names ascribing Ifa or its priesthood – Awolalu, Awodele, Awolowo, Awosika, etc.

#Ifa, #Odu, #ODUIFA

What Some Ifa Verses Say About ORI

The Ori

Ori plays an important role for Ifa devotees. The word itself, in Yoruba, has many meanings. It means head, or the apex or highest pinnacle of achievement. In a spiritual sense, the head, as the highest point of the human body, represents Ori. The head of a company or organization is known as Olori, or Ori for short. The supreme being, our single GOD, is known as Oludumare, another form of the word.
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In the human body, Ori has two roles: the physical and the spiritual. The physical functions of Ori will be familiar to us: our brains think, our eyes see, our noses smell, and our ears hear. Our mouths speak and eat and breathe. Our faces are different from all others and provide our physical identities. Our spiritual Ori are themselves subdivided into two elements: Apari-inu and Ori Apere. Apari-inu represents character; Ori Apere represents destiny.

An individual may come to Earth with a wonderful destiny, but if he or she comes with bad character, the likelihood of fulfilling that destiny is severely compromised. Character is essentially unchangeable. Destiny is more complex. In Ifa we believe that we choose our own destinies. And we do this through the auspices of the Orisa Ajala Mopin, or the God of Ori. Ajala is responsible for molding the human head, and it is believed that the Ori we choose determines our fortunes or tribulations in life. Ajala’s domain is close to Oludumare’s, and it is he who sanctions the choices we make. These choices are documented by what we call Aludundun deities. All of us received our destinies at this place.

An Ifa verse helps explain Ori

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ifa verse

E lee mo bi olori gbe yanri O

E ba lee yan teyin

ibi kannaa la gbe yanri O

Kadara a papo ne…

You said had it been

you knew where Afuape

got his Ori

You could have gone there for yours.

We all got our Ori at Ajala’s domain.

Only our destinies differ.

Destiny itself can actually be divided into three parts: Akunleyan, Akunlegba, and Ayanmo. Akunleyan is the request you make at Ajala’s domain – what you would like in specific during your lifetime on Earth: the number of years you wish to spend on Earth, the kinds of success you hope to achieve, the kinds of relationships you desire. Akunlegba are those things given to an individual to help achieve these desires. For example, a child who wishes to die in infancy may be born during an epidemic to assure his or her departure. Both Akunleyan and Akunlegba can be altered or modified either for good or for bad, depending on circumstance. Sacrifice and ritual can help to improve unfavorable conditions that may have resulted from unforeseen evil machinations such as witchcraft, sorcery, or magic. Ayanmo is that part of our destiny that cannot be changed: our gender or the family we are born into, for example.

In many respects, Ori may be the most important deity in the influence of one’s life. Although it would seem that everyone would choose wealth and success for their destiny, such is not the case. The reason can be found in the fact that in Ifa, material success and accomplishment, though pleasant and encouraged, are not the yardsticks of existence. That yardstick is Ori-inu, or character, and the ways of showing strong character are often not by traveling the easy path. Also, if an individual’s character is bad, his or her choice of destiny may not be fulfilled. In the sacred Odu Ogbeogunda, Ifa says,
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opn ifa

Ise meta ni omori odo nse

Ka fi ori re gun iyan

ka fi idi re gun elu

ka fi agbede-meji re ti ilekun dain-dan-in dan in

Awon ni won difa fun

Oriseku omo Ogun

Won ki fun Ori liemere Omo Ija

Won difa fun Afuwape

Omo bibi Inu agbonmiregun

Nijo ti won nlo ile Ajala-mopin

Lo ree yan Ori

Won ni ki won rubo

Afuwape nikan lo mbe leyin to mebe

Ori Afuwape wa sun won ja

Won ni awon ko mo ibi olori gbe yan Ori o

Awon ko ba lo yan ti awon

Afuwape da won lohun wipe:

Ibikan naa la ti gbe yan Ori o

Kadara ko papo ni.

A pestle performs three functions:

It pounds yam

It pounds indigo

It is used as a bar lock behind the door.

Cast divination for Oriseku, Ori-ilemere, and


When they were going to choose their destinies

in Ajala Mopin’s domain.

They were asked to perform rituals.

Only Afuwape performed the rituals.

He therefore became very successful.

The others lamented that had they known

where Afuwape chose his own Ori, they

would have gone there for their own too.

Afuwape responded that even though their

Ori were chosen in the same place, their

destinies differed.

The point here is that only Afuwape displyed good character. By respecting his faith and performing his sacrifices and rituals, he brought the potential blessings of his destiny to fruition. His friends, Oriseku and Ori-ilemere, failed to display good character by refusing to perform their rituals, and their lives suffered accordingly.

If a person’s Akunleyan and Akunlegba are very bad, it can be detected on the third day after his or her birth through waht we callIkosedaya. This is a special ritual divination ceremony performed on a newborn infant by a babalawo in order to determine his or her Ori and what must be done to appease or enhance it. In the case of a bad destiny, there are only two possibilities for altering it: ritual/sacrifice and the presence of good character. Through good character individuals may be led to successful, knowledgable people who will be prepared to guide and help them. Ritual and sacrifice can provide the same results. using these two avenues may not make individuals with difficul destinies rich or successful, but it will certainly make their lives more comfortable.

In the sacred Odu Owonrin-Meji, Ifa says,

Agbon mi jia-jia ma jaa [name of an Ifa babalawo] cast a divination oracle for Bayewo when she was told to perform rituals. After the rituals, she was asked to use the chameleon to rub her entire body. She complied. Shortly after, she gave birth to a baby boy. A child born after rubbing the body with cameleon is named Oga-n-rara.

Oga-n-rara was coming from Heaven to Earth. He chose no single favorable destiny. When he was on Earth, life became unbearable difficult. Consequently, he approached ten different babalawos for divination. Oga-n-rara performed the rituals he was adviced to perform and was able to have his needs met from Oludumare.

If our situation is honestly bad, and it is not a matter of our character or behavior, then our Ori Apere must be appeased. Prescribed sacrifices or rituals must be performed to bring ourselves back into healthy alignment. These rituals are best performed at night, and once they have been performed one is advised to stay in the house until morning. If this is impossible, then the ritual or sacrifice must be performed precisely at dawn before any other acts of the day are embarked upon.

Before performing the ritual it is essential to be freshly bathed and dressed in clean clothing. White would be the preferable color, but if dressing all in white is not possible, use the lightest color available. Black is not acceptable. In the ritual to Ori Apere, you must wear a cap or covering for your head.

Having prepared yourself for the offering you chant three times:
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Ori ifa verse

Ela ro

Ela ro

Ela ro

Ori mo pe o

Ori mo pe o

Ori mo pe o!

Orunmila, please descend

Orunmila, please descend

Orunmila, please descend

Ori, I call on you

Ori, I call on you

Ori, I call on you!

Then you present your problem, ask for a solution, and give your offering as payment and thanks.

There are several Ifa verses that offer general prayers to your Ori Apere. Among them are these:

Iwonran Olukun

Abara le kokooko bi ori ota

Difa fun Ore Apere

Omo atakara sola

Nje ibi ori gbe ni owo


Ori je won o ka mi mo won


Nibi ori gbe nni ire gbogbo


Ori je won o ka mi mo won


Iwonran Olukun [Ifa babalawo]
cast divination oracle for Ori-Apere

It is certain that Apere is the quintessence

of well-being.

Wherever Ori is wealthy, let mine be included.

Wherever Ori has many children, let mine be included.

Wherever Ori has all good things of life, let mine be included.

Ori wo ibi ire

ki o gbe mi de

Ese wo ibi ire

ki o sin mi re

Ibi ope agunka ngbe mii re

Emi ko mo ibe

Difa fun Sasore

Eyi to ji ni Kutukutu owuro

Nje ti o ba tun ku ibi to dara ju eyi lo

Ori mi ma sai gbe mi de ibe.

Ori, place me in good condition.

My feet, carry me to where condition is favorable.

Where Ifa is taking me to, I never know.

Cast divination oracle for Sasore

In the prime of his life

If there is any condition better than the one I am in.

at present

May my Ori not fail to place me there.

Ori mi gbe mi

Ori mi la mi

Gbemi atete niran

Gbemi atete gbeni ku foosa

Ori nii gbe ni

Ajawo, kii se oosa.

Support me, my Ori.

Make me prosperous, my Ori.

Ori is humankind’s supporter before deities.

If things are going badly in your life, before pointing an accusing finger at witches, sorcerers, or your enemies, you would do well to examine your character. if you are in the habit of bullying people or not being considerate of their feelings, do not look for any real happiness in your life no matter how materially successful you may be. If, on the other hand, you help others and bring happiness to them, your life will be full not only of riches but of joy and happiness as well. But remember, it is far easier to alter your destiny than it is your character.


Oluwo Philip Neimark





#Ifa, #Ori

Bauchi airport release statement on what we all saw at the airport today

Qoute Of The Day: Culture ! (#PlsTellOoni)

“When the cultures and values of a society become politicized and monetized, Things Fall Apart.”


The qoute above is from a Book,  standard reading for German high schools and in some states in the US. An reader  studied the book as part of a course at New York University. It is quite unfortunate, that we in Nigeria, appreciate and learn from it the least.

Foreign religions are the equivalents of neutron bombs on African culture, identity and values.

It improves your sense of identity when you read and learn from stories told by your ancestors or your people. Imagine if the Yorubas conquered the Igbos and forced us to worship Eledumare and Ogun. Or vice versa.

When I argue for preservation of African religious beliefs, the arguments are made from a position of culture and identity, rather than religious ones. That’s why on a thread about traditional culture or religion  you’d also see us there criticizing. Culture and tradition like everything else in the universe evolves.  Just like the iphone has evolved over many generations. It’s still the same principles at the basic level, but each component has seen incremental upgrades.

The problem with the African man, if I may use this analogy, is he still walks around the world with a gadges built pre-modern times and refuses to upgrade or evolve.

#Culture, #QuoteOfTheDay

Olodumare (GOD ) In Yoruba Ifa & Orisa Is Monotheistic: See What Odu (Ifa Verse) Osa Otura Says !

Written by Baba’alawo Pele Obasa Obanifa,

The concept OLODUMARE has been misconstrued by many,this is due to unwarranted and unjustifiable colonial exploration and exploitation by our colonial masters ,they use foreign religion to enslave African. They claim we practice polytheism. To be sincere and be frank the concept polytheism never exist at all in IFA and orisha tradition. In this little post I wish share my humble knowledge about Yoruba monotheistic view of the nature of Olodumare (GOD).
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How other Orisha are energies through which mankind can reach Olodumare. For example if you want to see an emperor of an empire you cannot expect to just enter  his palace, you will need to see some chiefs who are next in rank to him, who can communicate with him easily and get what they want from him easily than you will do. So it is wise for you to send such chief to the emperor to get what you want for you quickly than for you to be spending donkey of years to get what you want from an emperor that you may not communicate with easily. The yoruba people so respect Olodumare that they channel their request through an energy called orisha to Olodumare and to be sincere with very verifiable proof they get quick answer. That is why even people that claim to embrace foreign religion whether Christian or Muslim 99% of them still fall back on these energies when situation is expedient for it.


Many people run from their root just to follow crowd due to inherited Colonial mentality to be sincere with you there is nothing good about colonialism whether their culture Or religion they bring to Africa it all base on mean to enslave us.up till date western religion and culture and some times the educational system that the African inherited from their individual colonial master has always been a source of impediment to African development. While the Western, Eastern religion, read and write Education system alone without technical know how to robbed and pillage African of their natural resources up till today as they do during time of slave trade. Well that is by the way I am just concerned.


Back to my discussion, who is Olodumare? Olodumare in yoruba spirituality is monotheistic. There is only one God, and that is Olodumare. Olodumare is given many names like :Eledumare, Eduard, Old run, olofin orun, Oluwa, Eleda, Adeda, Aseda, Alase, etc. The list is endless. The name Olorun (whish mean the owner of heaven become predominant in usage with the coming of foreign colonial religion like Christianity and Islam )these foreign religion try as much as possible to avoid to use the name olodumare because they believe it take people back to their tradition.Olorun still mean same thing as Olodumare because is just using different name to refer to one entity. But Olodumare is the real Yoruba name for GOD and all others names are secondary to Olodumare. So what then is the meaning of the word Olodumare? The word Olodumare has be giving various meaning by our fathers.

My first point of call is that the word come from the word OLODU OMO ARE (THAT IS AN ENTITY THAT IS SO ENORMOUS OR BIG YET WE CAN NOT ASCERTAIN IT LOCATION )

Odu means a very big clay pot, Are mean a location that we can not ascertain, hence if Yoruba parent sends a child an errands and they don’t know his or her where about or ascertain where he was they will say ‘MI o MO ibi to rin irin ARE lo'(that Is I don’t know his whereabouts )so the word Olodumare come from the word OLODU OMO ARE  (that is the entity that is so big and enormous yet we cannot fathom or ascertain where it is ) .

The second view is that OLODU TO MARE (that is the only big entity that knows what is right ) but to be sincere the first view is the most correct. Olodumare is aslo know as:
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Even some have interpret Olodumare to mean OLODU TO MON IRE (That’s the owner of big clay pot that contain blessing )but as I told you earlier the first meaning I give seem the most correct and for most authority on it.

I have heard and read my self some authors and especially foreign spiritual authors teaching and writing that Olodumare is a male in gender, some say Olodumare is a female. This notion of assigning gender whether male or female to Olodumare is absolutely wrong with due respect. .The correct position is that olodumare is neither male or female, olodumare is transcendent omniscient and gender neutral deity. In Yoruba cosmology Olodumare is believe to be ONE, it is believe that Olodumare is the creator of heaven and earth and whole universe, he is supreme over what is on earth and in heaven. Olodumare supremacy is absolute. He is acknowledge by all orisha and divinities as the one who all power and authority belong, he can do and undo any thing he want.  No body have ever seeing Olodumare including the Orisha. It is only Orunmila that see a part of his buttocks after a gigantic sacrifice at the sea.

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 In odu ifa Osa Otura
Ifa reveals how Olodumare revealed is buttock to Orunmila
Ifa said in Osa Otura

A ki ri idi okun

A ki ri Idi Osa

A ki ri idi Olodumare

Sugbon Eni to ba ko sinu omi

Ni o  mon ibi ti omi mu ni de

Awon to ba ke ibosi ni won feju Yan Yan soke

Difa fun Orunmila

Nijo ti yio  lo re ridi Olodumare

Ebo ni won ko Kara ale ko mase

Woni eti okun ni ko gbe ebo lo

Orunmila gbe ebo odi eti okun

Bi o se niki ki o  gbe ebo sile  lo wo Olodumare to bora le ni ihihoho

Olodumare ni iwo Orunmila?

Orunmila si dahun pe repo

Olodumare nje o ridi mi bayii ?

Orunmila ni ibi sikiti ibadi nikan na ni mori

Olodumare ni oda to ba je be  ko si ohun ti o ko ni ridi mon laye

Orunmila ba n jo

I ba n you

Oni ohun pelu eledumare egbarigba.


No one unravel the mystery of the ocean

No one unravel the mystery of the sea

No one unravel they mystery of Olodumare

It one who immersed himself in the river

That knows the depth of the river

It is one who cry out for assistance

That will open his eye very wide to the sky

Ifa divination reading was performed for Orunmila

When ifa want see the buttocks of Olodumare

He ask will I discovered  Olodumare  secrets ,everything he asked ?

Orunmila was instructed to offer sacrifice

But he should take the sacrifice to the sea

As he was about to place it at the beach

He saw Olodumare put off his garment

He saw the buttocks

Because Olodumare was stark naked and was in human image

Olodumare ask Orunmila did you see me?

Orunmila answer yes

I only see plump part of your buttock

Olodumare then said since you see my buttocks

There is nothing on earth that you will not be able to unravel again

Orumila was dancing and very happy

From this verse we can now deduce that Olodumare is an invisible entity. You can communicate with him by using orisha of your choice as intermidiary.

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USA Builds Airbase in the Kurdish Region in Syria

The United States is building its first airbase in Syria. It is supposed to be located in the northern Kurdish region. The Americans apparently do not want to continue to leave the military operations in the region to the NATO partner Turkey.

The Hasakah region is located in northeastern Syria. DWN

Originally appeared at DWN, translated by Karin exclusively for SouthFront

The US wants to build an airbase at an abandoned airport in the Syrian Kurdish region Hasakah. The site is to be massively expanded and modernized for this purpose. So far a runway has been built with a length of 2.5 kilometers, i24 News reported.