Another pataki on Olokun
Olokun had 2 servants that would always accompany him in battle. One day after one of the battles that Olokun had said he would reward his 2 servants. One of his servants was very arrogant and rude while his other servant was very nice and humble. He asked his humble servant what would he like and the servant told him that all he wanted was to be happy and to be able to serve the great Olokun. Olokun asked the arrogant servant what he would like. The rude and arrogant servant told Olokun that he hated to look at the world and that he wished that Olokun would take out one of his eyes. Olokun accepted the request and took out the eye of the arrogant servant. Olokun told the arrogant servant that from this day forward he would be on land and see the misery, the famine and hear the cries of all mankind on the earth. He could never come back to the depths as he would not have the sight to see the bottom. He then looked at the other servant and told him because of the other servants request he can no longer see the light of the land, but he will always have the sight to see within the depths of the ocean. He also told him that he would live with him Olokun in the depths and share all of his wisdom, riches and secrets. Olokun turned to the arrogant servant and told him that since he would be on land he had to make sure that everyone on land was contributing to the offerings that were to be given to Ibu Agana and himself Olokun. He said that through this servant he would eat on the land and bring him the offerings to the ocean and deposit them there where it would be sent to the bottom where the other servant alongside Olokun resided. Both servants agreed and it is now the reason why both santeros and babalows feed Olokun on the land. The first servant makes sure that the offering of sacrificial animals and offerings are given to him in which he brings to the ocean to the other servant. It is also the reason why you have 2 sets of shells inside the tureen of Olokun. One that lives on the bottom with the secrets and mysteries of Olokun and one that resides on top near the opening. Olokun is received for blessings, health and prosperity. His offerings are taken and deposited into the sea. He sacrificial animals are roosters, ducks, pigeons, guinea hens, pigs and gooses. He wears a mask and loves all fruits and harvest that comes from the earth. His children are not initiated on their heads. His children are entered into Yemaya’s mysteries and he is received. If one of his children is recognized usually their path of Yemaya would be Ibu Agana. Once a year the babalows feed Olokun his animal sacrifice deep within the open waters of the ocean to ensure blessings on mankind.