Otura Niko: Meaning, Tips and History of this Ifa Sign

sign otura niko

Otura Niko is the Odu of Ifa # 197 of the Genealogical Order of Ifá, it is the combination between the older Odu Otura and Ogbe. This sign is the foreman of the eggun, which is why it is written on the tile when they are going to be sacrificed. Wisdom is the most refined beauty of the Babalawo.


 What is born in the odu of Ifa Otura Niko?

  • The turmoil of the sea.
  • The corn.
  • The nervous system in the body.
  • That death is scared and respects the living. And the Oparaldó.
  • The disfigurement of the human being when dying.
  • Eggún's communication with Olófin.
  • Good and evil threaten the Awó.
  • Send to prepare things on time.
  • Speak: kutone. The country or land of Eggún where Otura Niko is the foreman.
  • It is an ifá of extension.

What is the sign Otura Niko talking about?

  • Orunmila lived in the Iyesá land.
  • In Otura Niko you don't eat star apple, sapote, octopus, or squid.
  • Ants and insects are not killed.
  • Talk about human races.
  • It is an ifá of boredom and loneliness.
  • The son wept in the mother's womb.
  • It was where the jars were glued to Orunmila.

The sign Otura niko points out:

  • Oshún hid the money under the caimito bush and Shango his treasure.
  • Shango stole from Olófin a thing of religion and hid it.
  • Going to the river is prohibited.
  • Elegbá is for good and for bad.
  • There is a tendency to vices.
  • The most important thing is the spirit of the father.
  • It was where the king threw the raffle and Otura Niko took it from him.

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Recommendations of the sign Otura Niko:

The children of this Oddun will have to be generous, because that way they will get rich, they will have to comply with everything, so as not to be accused of being irresponsible.

For three days, take a bottle of brandy and money to your Godfather's Ifá.

The secret of this Oddun is to feed the spirit of his father or his spirit guide. He is given a white rooster.

The pregnant woman must make sacrifices to ensure a healthy child.

Food with syrup is put in the corners of the house for the ants to come and with them luck. 

Bathe with canutillo and other times with French macaw, red fig and Iworiyeyé.

Sayings of Otura Niko:

  • The iron wanted to persist with the candle.
  • The Sun rises for everyone, except for you.
  • He who does good in abundance will receive it in abundance.
  • The broken gourd will never fill up.
  • The broken gourd will never be called justice.
  • The father says: If you are not happy at home, it is better that you come with me.
  • Good and evil threatened the Babalawo.
  • In the land of the dead, I am a foreman.
  • He who cried in the womb is blessed.
Otura Niko Eggun

Prohibitions of the sign of Ifa Otura Niko:

  • Eating pork is prohibited. Well, this is offered to Eggún.
  • Ants and insects are not killed.
  • Going to the river is prohibited.

Says Ifa Otura Niko:

You will do a favor that you will not appreciate. In your house there is a person who has a thrown belly, there is also another who is pregnant, and the child who is going to give birth is a boy and will be called a Know-It-All, because that child is going to do Babalawo. They will send you to find a place forever, take care of your child. Where they live they have had money and today they have nothing to eat. Thank you Shango. Feed your father's spirit for luck. If you don't feed it, it will go where it is.

It has a bit of Mayombe in it, be careful, because that slows it down. Don't put pins in your mouth. Be careful where you eat, don't get sick. Don't ask for so much money as it can be used for your burial. You cannot stubbornly and beware of betrayal where you can be poisoned. Be obedient to your elders so that you can live happily. You cannot bathe in the river. You have to beg your head. In his house there was a dark-haired woman with a red blanket, if she returns, she immediately gives Shango a ram and two roosters, which will later come with three very large batches.

She left her home in search of money and was introduced by three lovers, clinging to her guardian angel. In order for you to get that money, you must have an apron and buy lottery tickets, which others despised. The day you feed the saints, don't work. He doesn't have a son because God is angry with his behavior. Thank you, Oshún Y Orunmila You cannot get wet in rainwater, much less bathe in a downpour. While all three batches do not arrive, please be satisfied with what you have. You have to cover the mouse holes, so that your Ashé

When it comes out in an Ifa consultation

A gourd with an egg, abajas honey, and brandy will be placed behind the door of the Awó's house. Schnapps will be blown into the okpele and a little schnapps will be sprinkled on the front door.

For this Odu, quickly give Eshu a goat.

The dead will be fed EGUN and then everything is taken to the mountain in a basket and thrown into a gully.

Ifa Otura Niko Oddun Prayer:

Otura Niko Oniko Lo Gba Abe Si Aiye Awó Ke Tanshe Afefe Lorun Adifafún Erun Ti O Nlo Sile Orishaokó.

Meaning: Otura the messenger, a messenger who will receive those who beg on earth. The fortune teller who understands the message with the wind takes it to Heaven what was prophesied by Ifá for the ants when they went to Orishaoko's house.

Otura Niko's Ebbo:

For The Good To Come. (I'll go Umbo)

You look for three bottles of brandy, a white plate, you pour the shell on the plate, Otura Niko is atefá and you pray. This powder is thrown into one of the bottles of brandy, and is put on the dead person, the others without the powder, one for Orunmila and the other for Eshú (Elegbá).

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Characteristics of the sign Otura Niko (Ogbe):

This sign speaks of the lack of awareness of the person because he or she has suffered loss.

This was where corn came down to the world, it was born.

In this Ifá the communication of Eggún with Olófin was born through Oniko, who is the messenger. Therefore, Otura Niko represents the messenger of the dead, that is, Eggún's foreman.

This Oddun brand, the power of evil in the people of lights. It is an Ifá of evolution for the Awó. They speak: The trips of the dualities to request recourse to Ifá. Evolution to spirits, and that evil threatens the Awó.

This Oddun orders things to be prepared in advance, since it is an Ifá that does not allow delay.

The children of this Oddun will have to be generous, because that way they will get rich, they will have to comply with everything, so as not to be accused of being irresponsible.

The agitation of the sea was born. Speak: Kutoné. The country of the land of the dead (Eggún).

This is an Oddun of life and death. Here the Oparaldó was born, which means (to kill behind the body). This Work is used to remove or move away a certain dead person from behind a person.

Meaning of the oddun of Ifa Otura Niko

It is an Ifá of extension. The nervous system was born.

Here Orunmila lived in the Iyesá land.

This Oddun prohibits eating: star apple, sapote, round fruits, octopus and squid.

The diseases that afflict this Oddun: conditions in the throat (tonsil disease), spine, nervous system, blood pressure.

Talk about the human race. The person lives with the opposite race.

This Oddun must receive Odduduwa, due to a health problem.

There is someone in the family who hanged himself, as there is also a relative who was educated in a convent or boarding school for nuns.

Otura NIko is an Ifa Odu that speaks of boredom. The person gets tired of living.

In this Oddun is where the child cried in the womb. Bring a gift of nature.

This Ifá orders to bathe with canutillo and other times with French macaw, red fig tree and Iworiyeyé.

This is the Ifá of schoolboys, the person grew up in union with other children or lived near a school.

Ifá says: That wisdom is the most refined beauty that the Babalawo has.

This is where the jars were really glued to Orunmila.

Here he was born: The one that sometimes death (Ikú) is scared and respects the living. The Great Power of the Awó.

Here death is transformed into bone and shadow that no one knows, and that is why the human being is disfigured when he dies and is transformed.

Secrets of Otura Niko

This was where Oshún hid his money under the caimito bush and Shango hid his treasure, which was: ero, obbi, kolá and ozún naború, under the canutillo. That is why the Awó Otura Niko should not lack a branch of star apple behind the door and put Shango erú, obbi, kolá, ozún naború, and cover it with a canutillo.

Here Shango stole from Olófin a thing of religion and hid it.

The secret of this Oddun is to feed the spirit of his father or his spirit guide. He is given a white rooster.

For this Oddun you must take great care of the Saints, because they can steal something from you.

When this Oddun is seen, a gourd with an egg, brandy and honey is placed behind the door of the house. Eshú is given a small goat quickly.

When this Oddun is seen attending, brandy is sprinkled inside the room and blowing to the four cardinal points of the board and then a little brandy is blown at the front door.

When Otura Niko is seen in Untefa, the same will be done as for the death and a white rooster will be given to the dead man. Then everything is taken to the mountain in a basket and thrown into a gully.

For three days, take a bottle of brandy and money to your Godfather's Ifá.

For this Oddun food with syrup is put in the corners of the house for the ants to come and with them luck. Never kill ants.

Awó Otura Niko should not go to the river.

For this Ifá, if he is the son of Shango, one must quickly receive Dada Bañani to achieve power. We must also receive Odduduwa and Ozayín.

Here it is forbidden to eat pork. Well, this is offered to Eggún.

This was where the King threw the raffle and Otura Niko took it from him and took the prize and Orunmila had sent him to make Ebbó with the sash he had on.

For this Oddun eat the dead (Eggún) together with Shango.

Otura niko for women:

The woman will be given two carmelite pigeons from behind on Oshún. Oshún is placed on the ground and the blood is given to the head so that it runs down the back and falls on Oshún.

When the sign Otura Niko is seen on a pregnant woman, she will have to make sacrifices to ensure a healthy child.

Those who have this Oddun should not touch their heads, only animals and other things are presented to them.

For this Ifá the pumpkin is to do good and for bad. Here you should not work on Thursdays.

For this Ifá the person has a tendency to vices.

He is an Oddun of loneliness. The person is left alone, as their relatives die and their children leave their side. Here if the person is obedient he lives until old age.

The herbs of this Oddun are:

Anacahuita, forget-me-not, star apple. Higuereta, canutillo.

Other names for Otura Ogbe:

Otura Niko.

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Otura Niko in Love

This odu shows great difficulty when it comes to developing love relationships, as it is a sign of deception and betrayal, you have to be careful and be very cautious when choosing a partner.

This Odu talks about marital betrayal and why YEMAYA detests dogs which explains the following story:

YEMAYA'S BETRAYAL TO OGUN

YEMAYA SARAMAGUA was the legitimate wife of OGUN. Her betrothal was sponsored by OLOFIN, at a time when she was married to OBATALA.

Once YEMAYA went to the mountains to get some sapotes for OBATALA, since he had instead offered to make her the owner of the sea, but when she went to look for them, Eshu got in her way with the interest of making her fail in her endeavor.

Eshu to betray her used an Abití (trap) similar to those used by OGUN to cheat ORUNMILA. So Eshu filled all the way with traps, where YEMAYA had to pass, but OGUN, noticing Eshu's bustle, intervened to help YEMAYA and thus things took another turn.

On the way, Eshu crouched down and hid the traps on the way, further back came OGUN and he undone them and further back YEMAYA came with her basket under her arm, picking up the sapote, ignoring what was happening.

While all this was happening, OGUN called YEMAYA: YEMAYA FUMI NI LAGUA UNLO. Eshu arrived at the end of his journey, expecting to see YEMAYA defeated, but when he saw her arrive with her basket full of sapotes, he rebuked her by saying: YEMAYA SARAMAGUA, How could you get here with the basket? And immediately afterwards he pounced on him with the intention of sprinkling the sapotes on the ground. OGUN, who was also lurking, seeing the fight that had been established between YEMAYA and

Eshu, put a bottle of brandy with peppers in the place of the fight and waited for Eshu to see it, which happened immediately. When Eshu saw her, he ran over to where the pepper brandy bottle was, giving up the fight and downed the contents until he was drunk.

Then OGUN called YEMAYA again:

»YEMAYA FUMI LA GUAO UNLO«.

Then YEMAYA AND OGUN meet and immediately left in the presence of OBATALA, YEMAYA handed the basket of sapotes to OBATALA and he said: "Yemayá Saramagua, from today you are the owner of the sea." Then they came to OLOFIN and he told OGUN: - «You will be YEMAYA's husband, but this marriage is full of inconveniences, because YEMAYA will not be able to tolerate your character”.

YEMAYA married OGUN, but soon after, she got tired of his character and decided to deceive him, whose fault was discovered by the dog that faithfully accompanied OGUN, who was a Labrador.

OGUN lived confidently, but his wife quickly became a libertine wench who, taking advantage of her husband's absence, found Sabano the libertine.

The dog that accompanied OGUN in his work in the fields, smelled the disloyalty of his wife, where one day when they left the house, to work in the field, he waited for YEMAYA on the road.

When the woman found herself alone, she carefully arranged herself, also leaving the house, on her way to Sabano's. The dog that was hiding walked slowly behind her watching her steps and did not abandon her, until he saw her enter the libertine's house. Then the dog ran to where his master was and said: -Come so you can see what your wife is doing. And biting their pants, he dragged him to the rake's house.

OGUN witnessed the adultery and the dog pounced on YEMAYA, tearing her dress and her flesh. The woman ran like crazy through the forest to lose herself in it, after her betrayal.

Pataki of the sign Otura Niko - Otura Ogbe

The farmer and wealth

In Ire

Once there was a very big dry season and a farmer went to see Orunmila, he made him Osodde and this Oddun (Otura Niko) saw him, Ebbó marked him with: i ram, 1 rooster, pigeon, machete, guataca, jutía and fish smoked, other ingredients and a lot of money.

A few days after the farmer had made the Ebbó, it began to rain, when he was having lunch and said: When it clears I will begin to remove the earth. When the farmer began to remove the land, a wealth was found.

In Osogbo

There was a farmer almost ruined because of the great drought that hit the region in which he lived. The plants and their animals were dying, but the guardian angel offered him luck and said: Give me a goat, but don't work or get wet with rainwater that day. The day the farmer gave his guardian angel what he asked for, soon it began to rain and the farmer forgot the warning of his guardian angel and went out happy to remove the earth, at that moment luck came del Cielo, that is, sacks of money, which fell on him and killed him.

When Orunmila went to see Olordumare.

On this path, it was necessary for Orunmila to see Olordumare to resolve the situation that existed on earth, but he could not get to where he was, because he did not know the path and the enchantment. Faced with this situation, Orunmila registered seeing this Oddun, which Ebbó marked him with: a rooster, needles, colored threads, fabrics, a basket, colored ribbons, eggs,
face buns etc. and that after he did the Ebbó he would go out for a walk. Shortly after walking, he met Eshú, who was disguised with torn clothes, Orunmila gave him fabrics, needles and threads so that he could sew his clothes. Then Eshu led him to a place where they met an old woman, who was Orishanla. Orunmila, upon seeing her, gave her ten chicken eggs and the old woman was very happy, because the chickens had not laid there for a long time. After this, Orishanla showed him the path that would lead him to Olordumare's house. When Orunmila reached the door of Olordumare's house, he found it closed and through the bars of a window, he saw some boys, called them over, and fed them the buns he was carrying. Later, he said to the boys: Open the door for me, so that I can distribute to all the muffins that I have in this basket. The boys opened the door and Orunmila was able to enter Olordumare's house and managed to see him and ask for his advice to solve the problem of the Earth.

Otura niko - Otura Ogbe Ifa Traditional Nigerian

Erin ló ní n mó kíun ní minrin ní minrin mó
Erin mo kí o ná
Aláwòo mòduru mòduru
Efòn ló ní n mó kíun ní mòjò àárò ní mòjò àárò mó
Efòn mo kí o ná
Aláwòo mòdùrù mòdùrù
A day fún Onílé Akódì
Èyí tí ó tanná olà Sílè domo
Wón ní ó rbo
Òun le layé báyìí?
Wón ní kó ru ìyá odó méji
Kó wáá tan fìtílà kan si enu ònà òde
Kó tan òkan sénu ònà èyìnkùlé
Kó fi òòrí so òkan
Kó fi epo tan òkan tú kù
Wón ní gégé è niré ó móo se
Onílé Akódì bá rbo
Ó tanná sénu ònà
Ajé n wolé è
Ire gbogbo n wolé è
Òun náà
Ó lÉrin ló ní n mó kíun ní mirin ní minrin mó
Erin mo kí o ná
Aláwòo mòduru mòduru
Efòn ló ní n mó kíun ní mòjò àárò ní mòjò àárò mó
Efòn mo kí o ná
Aláwòo mòdùrù mòdùrù
A day fún Onílé Akódì
Èyí ti or tanná Olàá lè domo
Ebo n wón ní ó se
Onílé Akódì gbébo nbè
Ó rubo
Ifá tàn fÓlú or
Èdú tàn fawò
Èyin ò mò pé iná rere lÒpè n tàn.

In Otura Niko, Ifá wishes that this person is well and prays for him. Ifá says that he must offer sacrifice to the ancestral deity of his clan so that he becomes rich. He must also light 2 lamps that will be made in a clay pot, one at the front and the other at the rear entrance. Good things will come into the house.

Erin ló ní n mó kíun ní minrin í minrin mó
Erin mo kí o ná
Aláwòo mòduru mòduru
Efòn ló ní n mó kíun ní mòjò àárò ní mòjò àárò mó
Efòn mo kí o ná
Aláwòo mòdùrù mòdùrù
They were the ones who consulted Onílé Akódì
The one who would light a lamp of wealth pending upon the arrival of a child
He was advised to offer sacrifice
He asked 'Will I finally be able to have wealth?'
They advised him to offer two crushed yams in a mortar as a sacrifice
He must light a lamp made in a clay pot at the front entrance
And another in the back entrance
He should use shea butter as an oil for a
And palm oil for the other
They assured him 'All good fortunes would match you'
Onílé Akódì performed the sacrifice
He lit the lamps at the entrances
Riches began to enter his home
All good things also entered into his house
He surprised exclaimed 'I'
He said: Erin ló ní n mó kíun ní minrin í minrin mó
Erin mo kí o ná
Aláwòo mòduru mòduru
Efòn ló ní n mó kíun ní mòjò àárò ní mòjò àárò mó
Efòn mo kí o ná
Aláwòo mòdùrù mòdùrù
They were the ones who consulted Onílé Akódì
The one who would light a lamp of wealth pending upon the arrival of a child
He was advised to offer sacrifice
And he did it
Ifá lights lamps for victory
Èdu lights for those who enter the village at night
Don't you know that these victorious lamps illuminate Òpè?

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