Reflect:While at this time there is something that you are obsessed and concerned, you should not give up. Take advantage of the circumstance and transforms the difficulty on a spur to go forward. Be confident in the destination that changes always turning evil into good. Lucky belongs to those who have courage. Ase or!Ofunshi Oba Koso
IN SOME HOUSES IMPORTANCE IS NOT GIVEN TO THE OYUGBONA, WHEN IN REALITY, IS THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING ON THE DAY OF THE SANTO, OR KARIOCHA…HERE ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT THE OYUGBONA HAS IN HIS HANDS… WHO IS THE OYUGBONA?
The Oyugbona is the person most responsible after the Godfather / godmother in an initiation or ceremony. The term could be translated as eyes that watch, which monitors the road. The Oyugbona is such, from the ceremony in the Bodun (quarter of Santo), not before.
Proceed to determine the Oyugbona requires the following:
The future Iyawo, accompanied by his or her godmother or Godfather goes at the foot of the Angel de la Guarda of the person that you want to like Oyugbona with dish, two coconuts and 2 candles to pay tribute to the Angel de la Guarda and asked if he gives his blessing so that the person can be Oyugbona.
The Oyugbona functions:
- Assisting the godmother or Godfather in the ceremonies.
- If initiation must go with the Iyawo to the check and mark the ebbo.
- Is called or the call to check with the fundamentals of the Iyawo and should keep in mind the things that the Iyawo will need a day from the river or the details at the ceremony.
- Must leave everything ready for the day of initiation, he or she is called or called to facilitate everything to the Oriate in the ceremonies of the next day (the day of initiation).
- You have to make the tribes the iyawo, assist every day in the quarter of Osha.
- Must be in the fourth initiation, since this will be the facilitator of the necessary things, and find everything what do lack in the fourth. You have to be aware of everything that happens in the room, and that you don’t miss any detail.
- Who is responsible for bathing, dress up the iyawo and bring food, as well as painting the corresponding Ozuna.
- Must be aware that failure will make the day of Ita.
- Is the person responsible to the Iyawo to the Church, square or market.
- From here on is who will give you the Orishas of the iyawo obi and who demands the head, unless the godfather or godmother decides otherwise. Accommodates the orishas to the birthday of the Godson, you can delegate to others, trivial functions, but the main playing him, not may delegate them, for that is the Oyugbona.
- After that turn the Angel de la Guarda’s Godfather, is rule touching him from the Oyugbona.
- The person in charge of teaching started in conjunction with the Godfather / godmother.
- If the godmother or Godfather does not have an Orisha that insider needs to receive, must give it the Oyugbona, if you don’t have it will make use of the Oriate that scraped it and if this nor has it that it is looking for an Iwor that you can deliver it.
- Must accompany the godmother or Godfather in the presentation to the drum of the Iyawo.
- In momentary or permanent absence of the godmother or Godfather is who takes me responsibility to guide and represent the godson.
MAGALY RODRIGUEZ…OMO OSHUN…
Obbatalá is the Orisha of creation, is the owner of all heads.
His name consists of all words,
Obbá-King, Ta-Shine on, Nla-Large which means everything.
Obbatalá—King and above all it is said that that it was Obbatala who sculpted the form of man in the vagina of women.
Obbatala is one of the oldest Orishas and said to have the same Oduduwa’o avatars, divided into male and female aspects. The oldest of all of the Obbatala’s are: the first marriage, composed by Oshalufon and Orisha Aye.
By: Baba Roberto Lopez
A baroque painting of the Virgen del Pino on the cathedral of Santa Ana in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Olodumare and the Orishas see everything.
They see our minds, our thoughts, and our hearts.
When we pray or make special requests,
They know our true intentions.
We must be careful what we ask for,
We do reap what we sow.
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"Scratched" means basically that you have been initiated into Palo.
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PATAKI OF YEMAYA
One day Olofi was having a party in ara onu. He invited all of the orisha to come to the gala. So he sent word out with Elegua to invite all of the orishas. Elegua ran with the word as Olofi was having a party and he knew there would be lots of sweets for him to pick on. So Elegua came to earth and went to each orisha and gave the invitation on the party. House to house Elegua went spreading the news and of course getting paid for it by receiving candy, oti and smoked fish.
The orishas decided to take Olofi a gift as it was an honor to go to the palace of Olofi. Each orisha went on there way looking for gifts to take to Olofi. Obatala decided to take Olofi a white staff made out of pearls and gold. Ochun decided to take Olofi perfumes so the great king can perfume his body. Each orisha went picking up what they thought would be a nice gift for Olofi.
Yemaya received the invitation from Elegua but she had so much work to do in the seas and all parts of the world. She was still maintaining life on the lands and bearing gifts to her followers. Time went on and the date of the party was near and the orisha of the ocean still did not get her gift for Olofi. While attending to her domain, Elegua popped in and asked her what was she getting for Olofi. Yemaya looked at Elegua and asked him in what was he talking about. Elegua reminded her that Olofi was having a party in the heavens and that all of the orishas were required to attend and that they should all bring a gift. Yemaya with a shocked look on her face, called for one of her fishes to immediately take her to the shore so she can get something for Olofi. Her fastest fish came and rushed her to the shore where Yemaya proceeded to look for a gift that was honorable for Olofi.
Yemaya though and though and she did not have any idea of what to get Olofi. She went to the only thing that was open which was the market to see what she can get. Once she arrived at the market place she noticed that Oya was still there tending to the market. She asked Oya what was she getting Olofi and Oya replied that she was getting Olofi baskets of most beautiful fruits so that he may feast upon them. Oya told Yemaya to look around and hurry up and pick something as the party was just in an hour or so. Yemaya ran to every merchant in the market place and everywhere she went either they were closed or they didn’t have anything that would suit a king. Yemaya was very upset at herself because she had ample enough time to get a gift but she was tending to her children of the sea and children on land. Finally Yemaya came to the last merchant and asked him what he had. The merchant replied to Yemaya that the only thing he had was the head of 3 fishes and that was it. Yemaya looked at him with dismay and told him that she would take it. She knew she couldn’t walk into the palace of Olofi empty handed. The merchant wrapped up the 3 heads and gave it to Yemaya.
Yemaya went back home to the oceans and she proceeded to get dressed with her most luxurious blue dress. She adorned herself with all of her cowrie shells and pearls with corals. The great orisha had to look her best as she would be in the presence of Olofi. But in the back of her mind she still wasn’t content on the gift she got Olofi. There was no more time and nothing she can do. Yemaya took off to the sky to attend the party with her gift in a basket.
Yemaya arrived at the party and saw all the orishas with there best clothes on. She was saluted at the door by Elegua as the orisha of the sea. All orishas who were present bowed and paid Yemaya her honor. She mingled with all the orishas and started to ease her mind about the gift she bought to Olofi.
The trumpet sounded and Olofi entered the room and every orisha, animal and trees stopped to bow their heads to the great Olofi. Olofi sat on his golden throne and started to greet his court one by one. Each orisha started to bring their gift to Olofi. The great king, very happy and surprised accepted their gifts and blessed each and every one of them. Yemaya stood all the way to the back as she did not want to be making of mockery of her gift. After the last orisha gave Olofi his gift, Olofi called out to Yemaya and asked her for hers. She walked over to Olofi and told him that she was very sorry that she did not bring him a gift as she was tending to her children in the sea. Olofi looked at Yemaya and told her he understood but since he is Olofi he knows all and asked her what was it that she brought in that basket. Yemaya bashful told Olofi that it was nothing and Olofi told her in a soft voice to give him what she had in the basket. Yemaya opened the basket and there came out, a white plate with 3 heads of a fish. She was so embarrassed because first it was Olofi and second because what would all the other orishas think of her. She bowed and gave it to Olofi.
Olofi looked at it and asked Yemaya if this was the gift that she brought to him. Yemaya responded to him that yes it was. Olofi asked Yemaya if this is the sort of gift you give to a king. Yemaya started to respond when Olofi sat back in his chair and started to laugh. All the orisha silently started to laugh at Yemaya while she put her head down. Olofi told her to keep her head straight as this was no ordinary gift. He told her that the other orishas brought him gifts of great vain and beauty but she Yemaya brought him something that had significant meaning. Yemaya wondered what he was talking about while she raised her head .Olofi stood up and walked off his throne towards Yemaya. He took the plate that held the head of the 3 fishes and told Yemaya that the same way she brought him a head, he would make her head of all waters. While he said that the head of the 3 fishes turned into 3 separate beautiful crowns made of nothing but silver and gems. He placed one crown on top of Yemaya and told her that from this day forward she will be queen of the oceans. He placed the other crown on her head and told her that from this day forward she will be queen of the lands and he placed the last crown on her head and told her that from this day forward she will be queen of the heavens. The 3 crowns glowed and became one big crown. Olofi then proceeded to tell her that her crown will always be recognized in every ceremonial birth. Her color blue can not be excluded from any ceremonial births as she is a queen. She as an orisha does not have to wear her crown because it is not forever bestowed on her and she is always to be known as royalty.
Yemaya saluted Olofi in the tradition of lying side by side and Olofi picked her up. He then told her to face the court and had everyone come and salute the new queen of the ocean, land and heaven. One by one all the orishas came and paid respect to Yemaya. After the party she was escorted back to the seas by Olofi’s high court with trumpets that sounded as she entered the ocean and saw her new castle that was given to her by Olofi. She looked up into the heavens and saw Olofi looking down on her and she crossed her hands asking for blessings. Olofi blessed her and she asked him why he bestowed her that honor as a triple queen. Olofi told her that he did it since she is always tending to her children of the seas and of the lands. He told her that she catered to her children so much that she didn’t have time to even get him a gift that he did not require for anyone to bring. Olofi told her that each gift brought to him was a gift from the heart and he sees where her heart lies. Yemaya sat on her gigantic throne flushed with gold, silver, pearls and corals and all the fishes of the sea came to pay respect to the new queen of the sea
Yemaya is considered the mother of life, the universal mother model. Her skirts of seven flights announce the birth of man and the gods. “Queen of thet sea”, mother of the Orishas and mankind. Queen of witches and all that lives under the sea. Her compassion is a healing force that rescues the faithful of all their problems. Yemaya also governs the powers of regeneration. Yemaya’s typical offerings are fruits and molasses. Yemaya lives and reigns in the seas and lakes. She also mastered motherhood in our lives and is the Mother of All. Her name, a shortened version of Yeye Omo Eja means “Mother whose Children are the Fish”, a name that reflects the fact that Yemaya’s children are countless. -Ashe..