Pataki on Olokun
Pataki on Olokun This pataki derives on the previous one from Orisha Oko. The day came when Orisha Oko was introduced to Ibu Agana, Ibu Agana was the preferred child of Olofi but she was the favorite daughter of Olokun. The great king of the ocean tended to Ibu Agana and gave her everything she asked for with Olofi’s gift of the ocean terrain. Olokun was not happy at first that Ibu Agana found love on the lands with Orisha Oko. He was very skeptical because he did not want anyone disrespecting her. But to Olofi’s command he bowed his head and agreed with the marriage between Ibu Agana and Orisha Oko. Time went on and he saw his daughter Agana very happy until one day she came to him upset and crying. Olokun asked her what was wrong and she proceeded to tell her father Olokun what Orisha Oko did to her. Olokun became so enraged that he surfaced immediately to the top to take actions. Meanwhile Orisha Oko out of guilt and hurt he was making sacrifice to Olofi for his disobedience. Olofi accepted his apology and Obatala was entrusted to receive the sacrifice and to restore peace on the lands and in the oceans. When Olokun hit the surface he immediately threw his waters on top of the lands. Drowning everything in sight. The depths of the ocean waters were swallowing the lands. Obatala seeing this from high above send messengers to Olokun to refrain from sending his waters upon the land. Olokun out of rage did not respond to Obatala’s messengers and kept on sending waters upon the land. Animals, humans and all life that sustained the lands were drowning deep in the ocean waters. Obatala consulted with Orula who told him that Olokun was upset and he will not stop until the waters cover the entire land. Orula told Obatala that a chain was needed to tie Olokun so he can stop this madness. Obatala sent word to Ibu Okunte to go to her husband Ogun and have Ogun make the biggest and strongest chain he has ever built. Okunte rode the waves that Olokun was sending upon the lands deep into the forest where Ogun was at. She told Ogun Obatala’s order and the god of iron started immediately to construct a chain that was the most biggest and strongest ever built by him. Once the chain was made he gave to Ibu Okunte who fought the gigantic waves back to the ocean where Obatala told her to give the chain to her sister Ibu Achaba. Obatala told Ibu Achaba that since she as well has the chain as her attributes to swim to where Olokun was at and wrap the chain around him from top to bottom. Ibu Achaba did as the great king of peace instructed her to do. She swam around and around Olokun wrapping him with the chain that Ogun made. Olokun was so upset that he did not even feel or see Ibu Achaba wrapping the chain around him. Once it was tight she pulled and brought him to the bottom of the ocean. He was chained to the bottom of the ocean in disrespect for not following or listening to Obatala. The waters subdued and returned back to the waters. Ibu Agana who saw her father tied to the bottom of the ocean told Orisha Oko from this day forward we will live apart but when I feel I will come upon your lands. Not so great but you will feel me touch your lands.