Awonifa

Study the Teachings of Ifa

PERSONS

Arámfè
God of Thunder and Father of the Gods.

Orísha
Creator of men. Son of Arámfè.

Odúwa or Odudúwa
King of men. Son of Arámfè.

Ógun
God of Iron. Son of Odúwa.

Oráyan
The warrior son of Ógun.

Ládi
Smith of Ógun.

Obálufon
A worker in brass.

Mórimi
Wife of Obálufon.

Ífa
The Messenger of the Gods, principally known by reason of divination.

Olókun
Goddess of the Sea.

Olóssa
Goddess of the Lagoons.

Óshun
A Goddess who transformed and became the River Oshun.

Édi
The Perverter. A God of Evil who led men astray.

Éshu
Now regarded as the Devil, but originally as the Undoer of the favours of the Gods.

Peregún ’Gbo
A Forest God who caused the Forest to bring forth wild animals and watched over the birth of Orúnmila.

Orúnmila
A God who watches over the birth of children.

Offun Kánran
A messenger of Ífa.

Órní Odúm’la
The ancestor of the Órnís of Ífè.

Ojúmu
A priest.

Osányi
A priest and maker of charms.

The Sun, Moon, Night, Day, Dawn and Evening were also Gods and Goddesses sent by Arámfè, who is often spoken of as God. But a higher and very distant Being is mentioned by some of the Priests.

Oíbo means White Man.

Okpéllè is a charm used in the divination of Ífa.

How to Pronunce the Names
The final N is as in bon, and French pronunciation is nearly correct in all the above names.

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