YEMAYA AND DILOGGUN
Yemaya was married to Orunmila, great fortune teller from the land of Ife, who performed miracles and had a large clientele. By then, Orunmila was intimately connected to the secret of the cowrie shells (diloggun), Yemaya, mistress of the sea, fish, cowrie shells and all marine, I communicated; He, in turn, interpreted those secrets through Oddun and legends.
It happened that one day Orunmila had to make a long and tedious journey to attend a meeting of the Awo he had called Olofi, and as it took longer than Yemaya imagined, she ran out of money, so she decided to apply her technique and her wisdom to consult those that needed help.
When someone came to look for Orunmila for consultation, she said that not to worry and that she would use the diloggun oracle. Teller was born, their predictions were a great success and the Ebo saved many people.
Orunmila, on the road to his house, heard that there was a fortune teller and miraculous woman in his village. He, like odd - all human beings-, disguised and wondering where the woman lived, came to his own home. Yemaya, discovered, said to him: “Did you think I was going to die of hunger?” So he, enraged, took her in front of Olofi, wisest of the wise, who decided that Orunmila register with the Ekuele, the Ekin and Até IFA, and Yemaya would dominate diloggun. But he warned orunmila when Yemaya came out in the Oddun, all Babalawos tended to pay homage, with forehead touching the Board and say: Eboada Fi Ebbo.