Iwori Birete: Meaning, Tips, Sayings, Patakies and More

sign of ifa iwori birete

Iwori Birete or Iwori Rote, is the combination between the Ojú Odù Iwori and Irete and corresponds to sign number 59 of the Ifa Corpus. He tells us about the great power that the Orisha ASOJANO has Saint Lazarus, which cannot be neglected since in Iwori Irete the offerings to this Saint were born.

Ifá says that this person must offer the sacrifice against a type of disease, if he is a Babalawo, a person afflicted by a certain disease will be brought to him. He will cure the ailment completely but must offer the prescribed sacrifice.

Other names for Iwori Irete:

  • Iwori Biret.
  • Iwori Rota.

What is born in the sign Iwori Irete?

  • The four Seasons of the year.
  • The offerings or miracles of AZOJUANO (San Lázaro).
  • In cruelty that the Awoses take during the scourge of the IYOYE.
  • That the hair protects the meat and in return it feeds the hair.
  • May all human beings have hairs on their bodies.
  • IWORI RETE replaced OGBE WEÑA in the custody of ATEPON IFA.
  • Talk about intestinal parasites.
  • Hair and meat entered into stubbornness.
  • The head speaks OLORI MERIN.
  • The rooster bites the chicken.
  • It is Ifá of whims.
  • Talk about fire in the house.
  • It is forbidden to be in high places.

You can read: Meaning of the Odu of Ifa Irete Yero

Recommendations of the Iwori Irete sign:

When an Awó is seen in Iwori Irete divination, it is that an Ifá comes to him to do and he has to do EBO with: guinea, two doves and the other ingredients of the EBO. Because it can endanger your health.

By this sign of Ifá, a godson or goddaughter comes to him who will bring him luck. He also gets money for the Saint.

For a woman: She must return to her last husband and for that she must make Ebo with: 1 rooster, a nightgown that she is wearing, a piece of cloth and the other ingredients.

For a woman: She has or has had 3 husbands. The one who now has is a merchant. One of them runs with your money that you are looking for with others.

In the Odu de Ifá Iwori Birete orders to do spiritual mass.

This Ifá talks about intestinal parasites, which can bring you great problems or stomach disorders, so you have to be doing tests periodically.

Here, in this Odu, ORUNMILA stayed at ODUDUWA's house and his son tormented him. And when he got sick, it was necessary to do Ifa to save him from death. On the day of the IYOYE, ORUNMILA hit him hard. This is why some Awoses rage at the IYOYE ceremony.

Iwori Rote (Irete) bans:

In this sign of Ifá, you should not be in the street after twelve at night, it is not something that you bump into people from another world.

For this Ifá, you have to be careful with your character and not fight at home because your marriage can be disrupted, due to matrimonial misunderstandings.

For Iwori Birete Ifá, you have to be careful not to turn corners on the sidewalk, but through the middle of the street, so that you do not get scared or you can be attacked.

You have to be careful with sexual diseases, because you have already been sick and it can happen again.

Here it is forbidden to be in high places. Avoid height.

You will need to be careful with slipping because you can break a bone.

In the back of his house he has an enemy, but that one is incited by another. Don't be careless and watch, so you know your true enemy.

The man who gets this Ifá in AWAFAKAN, must do Ifá and ORUNMILA will be asked if he should do Santo.

For this Ifá, the person has saved stones that correspond to a Saint, which can solve everything his. If you have them, find out what Santo they are and wash them with freshness and purslane.

Iwori Rote Sayings:

  • The world is supported by 4 corners.
  • Irresponsibility is the friend of tragedy.
  • The Awó should not bathe in the sea if he cannot swim.
  • He who does good does it for himself.

Ifa code of ethics of the odu Iwori Irete:

The Awó makes a spiritual mass for his dead.

You can read: Treaty of the Odu of Ifa Iwori Meyi

What is the sign Iwori Irete talking about?

In this Ifá the four seasons of the year were born, which are AKOKO ARUN (summer), AKOKO AYE (autumn), AKOKO ETUTU (winter) and AKOKO OYE (spring).

The Summer Season: The hottest season of the year, which in our country corresponds to the months of June, July and August.

The Autumn season: Season where atmospheric phenomena occur, such as cyclones, depressions, tornadoes, which in our country corresponds to the months of September, October and November.

The winter season: It is the coldest time of the year and is accompanied by rain. In our country it corresponds to the months of December, January and February.

The Spring season: It is the time when things take their greatest vigor and beauty, which in our country corresponds to the months of March, April and May.

The Odu de Ifá Iwori Birete is in charge of taking care of the ATEPON IFA. Before, OGBE WEÑA took care of him, but OSHUN got him drunk with brandy and bewitched him with his OBO - the woman's genital part - and stole the ATEPON IFA.

This began to destroy the house and it was IWORI RETE who dominated it, remaining as the guardian of the ATEPON IFA.

IWORI RETE: He spoke of fire in the house, because the person can burn, so it is recommended to do EBO and be very careful with the candle.

The Awó IWORI RETE has to give EJA-ORO -Guabina- to ORUNMILA. And before doing Ifá to the one who comes, cleaning has to be done, so that the Guardian Angel of that person is not going to kill him, because he is stronger than the Awó's.

IWORI RETE: He is a very intelligent person, but a friend of conversation.

Meaning of the Sign of Ifa Iwori Birete

Here the Hair and the Flesh entered into stubbornness, since they lived together and did not get along, and they separated. And at the time they realized the need for one another, they did EBO and they got back together.

Here, because of this Ifá, you cannot live in addition or in half with anyone.

You live with people you cannot stand, you must determine that situation so that you are not affected.

In this Ifá the head speaks. This is OLORI MERIN.

Here the rooster bites the chicken because he sees his future rival in him. Here the older man kills the young woman when she wants to go with a younger one.

It is an Ifá of caprice.

By Iwori Irete, you have to make Ebo with three different animals.

This Ifá speaks of a despot man who leaves the house and later decides to return to continue mistreating the woman.

Here the person has an Egun that accompanies him and he becomes good and of good he has nothing. You will have to do Oparaldo.

For this Ifá, the person is being watched to catch his footprint, the enemies do not fight directly, they work underhandedly.

For this Ifá, OSHUN defends the person and gives his breast for him.

For this Ifá, the person is very fiery.

Here, for this Ifá, you have to make Ebo with blessed guano.

Before marrying, IWORI ROTE must make Ebó his fiancée so that her enemies do not kill her and boast later.

This Ifá speaks of three bad things or misfortunes, diseases, evils, troubles, traps, betrayals, etc.

The herb of this Ifá is Vinagrillo (it should be taken).

You can read: Ifa Oshe Ogunda sign

Says Ifa Iwori Birete:

That every day there are fights in his house and that he be careful not to destroy his house.- There will be fire and tragedy between the family, be careful with three diseases at the same time. He dumped a woman, now he has another who will also dump her to return to the one he had before and that you dumped. He likes to change women -If it is a woman who looks at himself: he is told that she has war with another person and that she has three husbands, and now she has another who is a merchant and who left him, and that she returns with another who threw away, who does not trust anyone. -Be careful not to hit an iron.-Give thanks to OSHUN, who says that how long he wants me to wait for her. Luck comes to you, money also comes from the country.- You were ill and still do not feel well.-For a Babalawo, Ifá says in Iwori Rote: That a new child is coming to you and that you have to do Ifá. And money also comes from the fields and a sick person to heal. You must give a Guabina -EJA GOLD- to your ORUNMILA.

Ifá says: do not turn the corner on the sidewalk, but through the middle of the street, do not allow yourself to be tied up by anyone, that you yourself are disgraced. If you were sick of a woman once, be careful if you repeat yourself. You have to do Ifá to save yourself, take the herb Vinagrillo as a decoction. He must make Ebo his fiancée to be able to marry. -You. he cannot be a despot, nor leave his house any more, nor mistreat his wife. He has many obstacles due to witchcraft problems or an Egun araye that disturbs him. -You. He must attend to Azojuano (San Lázaro) and make offerings for his health. He cannot play with candela. It has to do well. He is very intelligent but talks a lot, he suffers from stomach parasites, he will have to be tested periodically.

It cannot live in aggregate, or in half with anyone. You have to be very careful with your head. He has to be careful about having a young wife, and never think about killing her if she leaves the house. He must not be in the street after midnight, lest he bump into people from another world. You have to make Ebo with blessed guano. You can not be in high places, avoid height. you have to watch out for a slip and break a bone. Your enemy lives in the back of your house. You must have an INSHE-OSANYIN. Serve OLOKUN and OSHUN.

Prayer of the Odu Iwori Irete:


Suyere of the Iwori Rote Sign:


Herbs (Ewe) of the Odu Iwori Irete:

  • Ewereye.
  • Yagruma.
  • Pacific Ocean.

Ebo from Iwori Rote:


3 roosters, in the shade on three different sleeves. A kutun is opened where the shadow of the interested party's head is reflected. The body of each rooster, except the heads, is buried in that kutun. Later, with the three heads Apayerú is made. Afterwards, a bath with seven herbs and the blood of a dove and a rooster, because next to the kutún a gourd is placed to collect a little blood. The herbs are: Remove curse -SHEWEREKUEKUE-, licorice, buttercup, cotton, Malvate, Coralillo and Paraíso. The used clothes and the rest of the bathroom for the river.


1 chicken, coconut, 2 candles, Yagruma grass, three ears of Gallina's Leg, leaves of the Peony bush - EWEREYEYE-, a pigeon egg, three seeds of Wonder, brandy. The interested party is cleaned with everything indicated, Obi Omi Tuto is given to Eshu, the chicken is sacrificed to him. Then everything burns and turns to dust -IYE- and EWEREYEYE leaves are added. Everything is said on the board. He wonders what he is wrapped in and is given a chicken with OSANYIN.

Iwori Birete Ifa Traditional


Orí wo ibi rere gbé mi dé
Èsè wo ibi rere sìn mi rè
Ibi Oríi mi n gbé mií re
no mo be
A day fún Sàsóré
Èyí ti n lo rèé borí Eléwìí
Bí Eléwìí or bàá sodún
To moo rawó
Jóun or sèèmíìn
Mo jóun or ráìda
Jóun or rójú
Má jèé nnkan ó we are òun
Má jèé or sobìnrin òun
Jémìí òun or gùn
Jé kí òna or là fún òun
Má jeé kí ònà ó di mó òun
Ònà è é dí mó Aládàá
Jésin Oba or jeko pé
Jé kí Àgàn ó towó ààlà bo osùn
Káboyún or bí tibi tire
Eléwìí ó bàá ké yes Sàsóré
Pé kó wáá fàse yes I
Sàsóré náà or bòó bè
Yóó máa wúre fun Eléwìí
Jé ó dáa fun Eléwìí
Je ó rí ná
Je ó rí lò
Sùgbón jé or dáa fún òun náà
Gbé òun náà dé ibí or dáa
Ó ti n wí béè tipé
Ìgbà or yá. Eléwìí ní
"Èsín èyí yìí"
Níbo loríì ré n gbé o rè?
Kí Oríì re or gbé or dé ibo?
Yóó sì gbé or dé ibìkan
Eléwìí bá lòó kan posterí òhún
Wón bá kàn an pa
Ó ní kí wón or lo jù ú sínú odò
Omí bá gbé posterí lo
Eléwìí ní “ibi oríì re or gbèé o dé òún or rí I”
"Òún ní or wúre fún òun"
"Ìwó n wúre fún araà re"
"Oní kínni o"?
Ni Ìbínní, àlejò ni ón sì fíí joyè
Òpá hey yes I know lóhùún
Àwon wáá rù ú won sò ó
Ifá yìí ni won dá
Ifá ni kí won ó móo lo odò
Pé won or rìí nnkan àmì lójú omi
Ó ní kí won or mú ohun ti won bá rí
Olúwa is ni or joba
Ìgbà àwón dé etí omi léyìn ojó meje
Wón bá rí posterí lójú omi
Omí n gbé posterí bò
Ní n tákìtì
Àwon Oníkèngbè bá bójú omi
Wón n wedò lòó bá posterí
Won bá gbé e jáde
Wón bá gé posteri níbùú
Bí ón ti si posteri
Èèyàn ni ón bá nnú è
won ba gbe e
Ijó ni ón njó lo láti ibè
Ní on n se
"A rí baba lónìí a rí baba"
Jònto, a ri baba
"Á rí baba lónìí a rí baba"
Jònto, a ri baba
Sàsóré lóun dárán
"Owó àwon wo lòún tún bó yes yìí"?
Gbígbé ti won gbé e dé ìlú
Orí àga oba ni ón gbé e kà
Ni ón bá fi Sàsóré dédù oyè
Sùgbón oyè Oba Ìbínní túbi ju ti Eléwìí lo
Gbogbo oba kéékèeké bí Eléwìí
Ní n be lábé Oba Ìbínní
Ngbè ó yá gbogbo àwon oba kéékèèké lòó kí oba tuntún
Eléwìí náà mú aso
Yóó lòó kí eni ti ón fi joba
Tóun jù sinú odò
Ngbàa won de òhún
Ó rí Sàsóré
Ló jókòó nbi won gbé adé lé e lórí
Gbogbo won n yíràá
Kára or him. Kára or him
Sàsóré n pé e lòó jókòó
Eléwíí bá n gbón
"Eni toun ní kí wón ó dé mó posterí"
"Kí wón or jù sínú omi
"Lòún bá lórí oyè yìí"!
Ó dáké tòun tojora ”
Ngbà or said kejì
Ti on je ti on mu tán
Sàsóré bá pe Eléwìí
"Njé o dá òun mo"
Ó ní "Káábíèsí, n ò mò yín"
Sàsóré ní “o ò da mo mò”?
"Bó pé or ò mò me"
"I prayed it gave it to me"
"Bóò bá hùwà too hù yes my"
"N ò níí dé ipò ti mo wá yí"
"Bóo sì pó o mò me"
"N ò sií se ó ní nnkan"
Neither Sàsóré bá n jó ní n yò
Ní n yin àwon Babaláwo
Àwon Babaláwo náà n yin Ifá
Ó ní béè làwon Babaláwo tòún wí
Orí wo ibi rere gbé mi dé
Èsè wo ibi rere sìn mi rè
Ibi Oríi mi n gbé mií re
no mo be
A day fún Sàsóré
Èyí ti n lo rèé borí Eléwìí
Èyí ti Eléwìí dá lóró
Tó kàn mó posterí
Tó jù sinú odò
E è ri bió?
Sàsóré wá là làà là
Ó wá ju Eléwìí náà lo
E è wa rayé bí o
Sàsóré mòmò là.

Ifá says that this person must offer sacrifice to his Orí. So that your Orí will take you to a worthy position. Your relevance will not be spoiled. If he has a Babaláwo, he should be nice to him; or if he himself is a Babaláwo, he should have good character with his beginning priests.

I prayed, find a good place to take me
My legs, look somewhere good to guide me
Wherever my Orí leads me
I do not know
They were the ones who made divination for Sàsóré
When he was going to offer sacrifice to the Orí de Eléwìí
Whenever Eléwìí celebrates its annual festivities
He would offer prayers and say so
"Do everything you can so that I can celebrate next year."
"Don't let me witness bad things"
«Let me find a space for all good things»
"Don't let something bad happen to my children"
"Neither do my women"
"Let me live a long time"
"Let my ways be open"
"Don't let my ways be closed"
"The bushes do not block the path of a person who has a machete"
"Don't let the king's libido be betrayed before his time"
«Let the sterile soak your hand in the Osùn cream»
"Let the pregnant woman give birth safely"
Eléwìí called Sàsóré
Come and “Àse”
For what Sàsóré arrived
He offered prayers for Eléwìí saying the following:
«Let things be well for Eléwìí»
"Let him find money to spend"
»Let him find material things to use"
"But let life smile on me too."
Take me to a good place too.
He was praying this for a certain time
He did this consecutively for years before Eléwìí reasoned
Look at this idiot
»Where does your Orí take you?
»Do you want your Orí to take you somewhere»?
"It will certainly lead you to a destination"
Eléwìí then went to make a coffin similar to a box
He put Sàsóré inside it and closed it
He nailed the coffin
He asked his servants to throw the coffin into a river
The water carried him away
«Where your Orí takes you», “I will see you” Eléwìí said
"I ask you to pray for me«
"And he was praying for him"
"What insult"?
In Benin, he is an outsider who will be installed as King
The last king had recently died
They took him up and down and consulted Ifa
Ifá was prophesied for them
Ifá advised them to be aware of the river bank
That when they see something worthy that will be noticed on the river
Regardless of what they see, Ifá says, they should bring it home
The person who was connected to that will be the next king
After being on the shore for seven days
They saw a coffin on the surface of water
The current brought him
And it was sinking
Pumpkin swimmers jumped into the water
They found it
And they took it out
And they took off the cover to see what this contained
When opening it
They saw a human being inside the coffin
They carried it
And they danced for joy
They also sang and sang
"We have our eldest today"
Jònto, we have a greater
"We have our biggest today"
Jònto, we have a greater
Sàsóré said tiredly 'I'm in trouble'
What will be the problem this time
They took him high through the city
They put it right on the king's seat
And they installed him as their King
But the title of Eléwìí is smaller than that of the monarch of Benin
All inferior titular kings like Eléwìí
They are under the jurisdiction of the King of Benin
After installation, these lower-ranking kings must pay homage to the new King
Eléwìí also selected a suit
He will go and pay homage to the person they installed as the King
That it was the same person that he threw in the river
When he got there
He saw Sàsóré
He was sitting on the royal chair with the crown on his head
They all bowed down and worshiped him
"Allow you to be powerful, allow you to be powerful"
Sàsóré replied, «Go and sit down»
Eléwìí began to tremble
"The person I had tied up in a coffin and nailed down"
"And in turn, they would throw it into the river"
"It is the same person who is on the throne"
He was silent without saying anything
The second day
After they had eaten and had fun
Sàsóré visited Eléwìí
"Do you recognize me"?
"Káábíèsí, I don't know him," he replied, perspiring
"You are sure that you do not know me", replied Sàsóré
"If you deny knowing me"
«You have not caused me any damage»
"If you hadn't behaved the way you did"
"I was not sitting here"
"On the other hand", "if you admit that you know me"
"I will not pay you in the same currency"
Sàsóré then began to dance and was happy
He praised his Babaláwos
Their Babaláwos praised Ifá
He said this was exactly how his Babaláwos had said
I prayed, find a good place to take me
My legs, look somewhere good to guide me
Wherever my Orí leads me
I do not know
They were the ones who made divination for Sàsóré
When he was going to offer sacrifice to the Orí de Eléwìí
To whom Eléwìí caused great havoc
Who would put it inside a coffin
And I would throw it in the river
Now can we see it?
Sàsóré became bigger than Eléwìí himself
Now can we see the turns of destiny?
Sàsóré really is very rich.

Patakie of the Iwori Rote sign:

The scourge of the IYOYE.



EBO: 2 goats, 1 rooster, 2 chickens, 2 pigeons, everything you eat, hutía and smoked fish, candle, coconut, brandy, a lot of money.


When AIDEJU AWO, which was the name of ORUNMILA in Orun, went down to Earth, he became Osode, seeing this Ifá, which told him: Once in the World, do not try to avoid suffering. So EBO was made. ORUNMILA came down to Earth precisely in the land of ODUDUWA, who had only one son named AKALA, who dedicated himself to tormenting ORUNMILA whenever he could. At night, when ORUNMILA slept, AKALA would wake him up, shake him and poke him all over his body.

And ORUNMILA kept his mouth shut, because he was a stranger in ODUDUWA's house.

A few days later, AKALA fell ill and after a fortnight he was in full agony. And ODUDUWA, not knowing what to do, called ORUNMILA, who was the one who was qualified to go up and down to Orun, because ODUDUWA was definitely settled on Earth -AIYE-. ORUNMILA made AKALA bear Osode and saw him this Ifá, and asked ODUDUWA for 2 goats, 1 goat, 6 chickens, 16 pigeons, lots of cocoa butter, corojo, husk, honey, everything that was eaten, 1 jicotea , little chick, coconuts, parrot feather, white cloth, mariwó, many herbs, a lot of money, and with all that he took AKALA to the mountains.

There, in the mountains, ORUNMILA made Ifá to AKALA, the son of ODUDUWA. On the day of the IYOYE, ORUNMILA thought: "This is the moment to take revenge for all the torments that AKALA made me suffer." ORUNMILA took the cuje and while preparing it began to sing: «AKALA AWO NIFA AKALA OMO ORISHA IFA MABINU»

And he began to give AKALA strong blows with the cuje from the back, running after him throughout the mountain.

After the IYOYE ended, ORUNMILA taught him to work Ifá and finally sent him to ODUDUWA, who, seeing his son completely cured, became very happy.

NOTE: Here he explains why of the fury that the Awoses take during the scourge of the IYOYE with the Awó that is born. Also for this Odu you have to do Ifá to save yourself.

When the Rooster married OLOKUN's daughter.


EBO: 6 pigeons, 3 poles, 3 hoes -guataca-, sea water, coconuts, candles, plowed earth, bird feathers, jutía and smoked fish, yam, corojo butter, toasted corn, a lot of money. SUYERE: “AKUKO, AKUKO, GEREBALE GERE


The bat has a body, the leopard's footprints are rounded, it dances sweetly, it marches sweetly. It was he who launched Ifá for the great Rooster, when he went to marry ARE EGE, daughter of the King of the Seas (OLOKUN). They told him to sacrifice 3 poles, 3 hoes and six doves. He performed the sacrifice.

All the animals in the forest were in love with ARE EGE, but he had said that his daughter would marry whoever was able to finish planting the row of yams assigned to his farm first.

El Gallo went to ORUNMILA's house, IWORI IRETE saw him and Ebó marked him. When the rooster had made its sacrifice and Eshu had received it, the latter took the three posts that the Rooster had sacrificed and buried one in each corner of the farm. Before dawn, all the birds had begun to plow on the farm and the Rooster had not yet woken up. And when he arrived, they were almost finishing their job. When he saw this, he began to sing:


Then he began to work with the hoe at breakneck speed. When the parrot saw that the Rooster almost reached him, he said: "HO PAPAGALLO, he said: -You break." And the hoe of the Rooster broke. Then the Rooster took another guataca and continued plowing, while singing:


When they saw that the Rooster caught up with them again, the Parrot said: - «HO PAPAGALLO, said: -You break». And the hoe of the Rooster broke again. He took a third guataca and Eshu, who saw him, wanting to help him, went to one of the posts and hit him, and the queen ants began to fly to the outside of the post and the other birds began to kill them to eat them.

Meanwhile, the rooster took advantage of this and overtook them. When they realized it, the Parrot said: "HO PAPAGALLO, said: -You break." The Rooster replied: - "Very thick, the mucus from the noses of old people is very thick."
Then the Rooster was ahead of everyone and the girl, mad with happiness, began to sing:


When ARE EGE saw that the Rooster finished his furrow before everyone else, she bowed her head and OLOKUN gave it to her in marriage.

The other animals became very angry and as they walked back they began to plot against the Rooster and his new wife.

They went to the river to wash their hands, at the same time that ARE EGE and the Rooster arrived. They called him to come where they were, but he refused.

Then, they begin to mortify them. The Rooster put his wife inside his beak and it was where the other birds were. Seeing him approach, they pushed him into the water. And when he made contact with his body with the water, he could not avoid swallowing ARE EGE.

When the Rooster arrived at his house, he wanted his wife to come out and flapped his wings, and said: - «ARE EGE, come out». But she did not come out. Rather, it turned into long tail feathers and has remained there to this day.

Ifá says: That we will marry a woman, but that we must sacrifice before they kill her and brag about it in our house.

The sacrifice: a goat and a cloth from her body and a lot of money, so that she does not die and he loses the money that he used in his dowry or so that one day he does not have to call her and come with the EGUNGUN.

Part of the sacrifice is for the rooster to be successful.

GERE, describes the way the rooster spreads its wings when fighting or like a tunic, that when the feathers are very long they crawl on the ground.

The 3 hoes included in the sacrifice are also instruments for the success of the rooster.

What the rooster crowed was an incantation phrase so that the hoe would not break.

This story explains the meaning of the rooster's crow and its long tail feathers.

This story talks about the adventures to win a woman.

Here it also says that she will die.

This speaks of three bad things or misfortunes, illnesses, wickedness, dislikes, betrayals, cheating, injustices.

3 pots are placed and the signs are written inside. In one, OSHE TURA; in another, IRETE YERO; and in the other, IWORI ROTE. Dirt is thrown from a furrow, pieces of sticks: Winner, win battle, turn world (these sticks stand in the center of each pot). After the Ebó, the person is cleaned well and a pigeon is given to each casserole. You cannot miss a piece of yam. The pots go to the bush.

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