Orunmila, synonymous with Ifá, is the deity of divination and healing.  In the Lukumí tradition, a person initiated to Ifá’s priesthood is also known as awo. The person can then be identified according to other initiations he has undertaken. The awo that has also been initiated to the priesthood of their orisha prior to becoming a Babalawo is called an Olúwo. A Babalawo that has received all of the major deities including  Oduduwa and Olofin (igba Odu), and has been recognised as knowledgable by his peers is titled Omokolàgbà.


Omorisha, and worshippers of Ifá that have received their 'one hand of Ifá' are called awofákan from a ni owo Ifá kan/ the one hand of Orúnmìlà, women and men receive different ceremonies. A woman’s ikofá is senior to a man’s owofákan, also a woman may be titled "apetebi" wife of Ifá according to religious duties performed. Apetebi play an important and integral role in the religious functioning of an Ifá ilé. They are required for religious duties during the priesthood of new Babaláwo and also the preparation of the hand of Ifá for new initiates. Oshun was the first apetebi and she is praised as such:


Apetebi mo yín ború

Apetebi mo yín boyè

Apetebi mo yín boshíshe








This is a small mazo/mazito for Orunla/Orunmila/Ifa. It can be used for Babalawos, and for those that wish to decorate their one hand of Ifa - Awofaka and for Ikofa





Here you can see a necklace and bracelet for Orunla using a variety of different beads: red coral, mother of pearl, 24 karat gold, and wood. These are also made with vintage Venetian glass seed beads.

Collar de Ogbe Yonu Necklace of the Odu Ifa Ogbe Yonu / Ogbe Yono

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