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Information about Vodun and related systems in the diaspora.

Orisa Worship is Work and Service

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 Orisa is synonymous with productivity. Above and beyond their colors, prayers, songs, sacrifices and dances, the deities govern all the disciplines needed to sustain a community. Stated differently, Orisa Lifestyle is characterized by collective work and responsibility. (Continue reading…)

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IFE PEOPLE: ANCIENT ARTISTIC, HIGHLY SPIRITUAL AND THE FIRST YORUBA PEOPLE

Ife people are ancient, originally spiritual, highly advanced artistic and agriculturalist Yoruboid-speaking people that forms the sub-group of the larger Yoruba people of West Africa, particularly in Nigeria and the Republic of Benin. The Ife people are “primus inter pares” when it comes the origin and spirituality of Yoruba. They are the first Yoruba people from which all other Yoruba people emerged and dispersed to form other Yoruba sub-groups in the world. Ife people are found precisely in the city of Ile-Ife, which sits in the Southwestern Nigerian State of Osun. This ancient “Yoruba Spiritual Mecca” of a city is surrounded by hills and is about fifty miles (80.467kms) to Ibadan and Osogbo. The city of Ile-Ife is also known as ‘Ife’ or ‘Ilurun’ which means ‘the gateway to heaven’ (Eluyemi 1986:16).

Ife people celebrating their Obatala festival at Ile Ife

Ori-olokun sculpture which sits at the entrance of the ancestral city of Ile Ife.

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The Eyo Festival | MAYEGUN

Eyo Festival was originally staged at Oke Ipa but it later moved to Lagos Island. Back in the days, the Eyo Festival is held to escort the soul of a departed Lagos King or important Chief and to usher in a new king. The white-clad Eyo Masquerades represent the spirit of the dead and are referred to as Agogoro Eyo, as in Tall Eyo.

via The Eyo Festival | MAYEGUN.

Brief Descriptions of Various Orisha

EGUNGUN: He is the one representing the spirit of dead ones, as any one dies automatically becomes Egungun, and you make the feasting to Egungun toremember dead ones in Orun. The things used to propitiate the feastingare: moinmoin, beans cake (Akara), cold pap (Eko tutu), Obi (Kolanuts),Akuko Adie (Roosters), Oruko (he-goat), Amala (yam/cassava meal) Read more…
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The Science of Vodun/Voodoo – Professor James Smalls – YouTube

The Science of Vodun/Voodoo – Professor James Smalls – YouTube.

? ODUDUWA…THE ANCESTOR OF THE YORUBAS-festour – YouTube

? ODUDUWA…THE ANCESTOR OF THE YORUBAS-festour – YouTube.