Olodumare Visits Yemaya
A bright light came to earth , at once Yemaya in her Alafin could hear words coming to her in her head .. Olodumare said unto her .. Yemaya, I have been observing you , no one else on earth has your qualifications to direct and create , I have come to tell you that from now on you will be ONI OCUNY ( absolute queen). Your words will be respected just as much as Obatala . And he was gone in a flash . This short visit provoked in Yemaya the sense of gratitude . And she decided to offer to him a huge event where a ABO( ram) would be offered in Olodumare’s name. The whole kingdom became a buzz of this great event to come. Seven days after Olodumare had come to Yemaya , on the day of the event all the Orisa gathered to rejoice. All except one (Oggun) , The fact that Oggun refused to come had Yemaya upset beyond reason , without him who would sacrifice the ABO. Yemaya was so furious she even thought of going to the forest and dragging Oggun back by his hair… she would teach him a lesson that he owed obedience to her. The Orisa that gathered calmed Yemaya down by fanning her with a Abebe ( fan) and she sent word to Oggun that she was summoning his presence , to which his reply returned of “NO”. at the moment that Yemaya once more was in rage , Oshun came and took her hand Mother , I will go and bring him back . The Orisa looked at each other unable to believe their ears . Yalorde once more left to the Ibu Nibe (forest) with onyi (Honey) in her hands . Yalorde found Oggun inside a big tree, she knew it was him because of the smell of OTI (f irewater) coming from within. She dipped her fingers in the onyi and passed them across Oggun’s lips therefore changing his personality more doncile while she began to sing to him ONI OBONBO SOLO YU BABA SOLO YU BABA SOLO YU I am the sweetness on the earth , those that try me will never forget me. It was here that Oshun was able to convince Oggun to follow her back to the kingdom , where the others thought Oshun would fail ..to their shock when they saw Oggun in tow as Oshun danced triumphantly back into the court . Once more Oshun demonstrated how great she was. Once more Oshun showed humanity more can be accomplished though kindness and sweetness and that a minor can be in many occasions greater than a elder. Yalorde brought great happiness to all the Orisa and the party began . The food and drink had flowed and all started to forget the reason for this event , which infuriated Yemaya . She was so furious at her children for forgetting the reason of thanks to Olodumare in which this event was held. At the moment that the party was at its height the earth began to tremble the winds had picked up and from above a bright light shone down on earth as if in spotlight. It was so impressive that it blinded all in its presence , they could not understand the meaning and where frightened. Only Yemaya and Oshun understood what was taken place and remained calm. The others where astounded and did not know what to say . Olodumare began You have given a party in my honor and I have come to participate. This was the moment that Olodumare made his presence known to all , and gave each one of the Orisa a different function in life till the end of time.
By: Ota Omi, My Yoruba Exclusive Writer.
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