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ORISA IBEJI (Orisa of Twins)

ORISA IBEJI (Orisa of Twins)  This type of Orisa has no affiliation to any other known Orisa, be it the higher forms of Orisa or the human turned Orisa. Orisa Ibeji is unique. In its own case, Orisa ibeji is worshipped only by the twins’…

WHY ARE TWINS CALLED ARÁ ÌṢOKÙN IN YORÙBÁ LAND?

WHY ARE TWINS CALLED ARÁ ÌṢOKÙN IN YORÙBÁ LAND?   You probably have heard twins been serenaded as 'èjìrẹ́ ará Ìṣokùn' and you wonder why they are referred to that way.  Are they really from Ìṣokùn? Where is Ìṣokùn?  Why are they referred t…

Symbols of ORISA IBEJI

Symbols of Ibeji Symbols of ORISA IBEJI The only known symbol of the twins Deities is the carved image of the twins. A male and a female made of wood and dressed in fitting clothing materials.  The images are also painted in cam-wood

Feeding / worshipping materials for ORISA IBEJI

Feeding / worshipping materials for ORISA IBEJI  This are the materials used in feeding ÔRISÂ Ibeji.  Feeding Materials Kola-nuts with four valves Bitter-kola Liquor Palm oil Honey Black beans Fried bean cake (akara) Moin-Moin Coconut

ORISA IBEJI SHRINE

ORISA IBEJI SHRINE  Ojubo (Grove) The center of the room inside which the mother of twins lives together with the twins in the grove.  There is no special grove or shrine for the Deities.  Nowadays however, some Ifa priest and priestesse…

ORISA IBEJI

These are twins. The twins are not affiliated to any deity whatsoever.  They are deities in their own right. According to Ifa, Oduduwa, the father of mankind gave birth to a set of twins eight times.  Consequently, giving birth to twins …

ORISA IBEJI TABOO

Taboos The following are ORISA Ibeji taboo.  Palm kernel You don't feed them with palm kernel  One must not feed one and leave the other- even if the other half of the twins is dead.  The image of the dead one must be fed.
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