Oyekun Osa: Meaning, advice, sayings, patakies and verses.

Oyekun Osa

Oyekun Osa is Odu # 40 of the Lordly Order of Ifá. This sign speaks of the reverence and respect that is offered to a recently deceased person.

In order to reign in life, have open roads, prosperity, as well as enjoy respect and consideration, Ifa recommends offering sacrifice to the Iyami (the Witches). They are the ones that will help and allow the person who with this Odu to be crowned. Ifá advises this person to make the sacrifice so that his good fortunes enter under his roof.

Other names of the Odu Oyekun Osa:

  • Oyekun Rikusa.
  • oyekun sa

In the odu of Ifa Oyekun Osa is born:

  • Saint Lazarus female.
  • Olofin is asked with two coconuts painted white.
  • The person does not meet any Saint.
  • Oyekun Osa talks about a deceased relative or one who is sick.
  • The person does not respect anyone.
  • It was the war between Shango and the son of Elegua.

Ifa Oyekun Rikusa's oddun marks:

  • Beware of blows to the head.
  • Two fight for the same thing.
  • The person should never try to grasp the head, he should always start with the tail. With sacrifice he will climb over the others.
  • Oyekun Rikusa is the Oddun in charge of having a bow (greeting) to the deceased person, in gratitude for the person's return after death.
  • For this sign you have to take care of the Prostate.

Meaning of the odu Oyekun Rikusa (Osa):

In this Ifá, Agoi -San Lázaro female- was born, who was born to Nanu and Azojuano- Soyi.

For those who complain that they do not see the result of things, their generals are placed inside Shango and covered with 16 poplar leaves, of the fallen ones face up. It is bathed with 16 poplar leaves from the fallen face up.

In this Odu, it was the war of the son of Eshu and Shango, where Shango was saved thanks to the poplar tree.

It also explains why the poplar leaves –ewe-adan- that are taken for the Holy or other good work, are those that are face up, using those that are face down for bad work and Ituto.

Here you live in the middle with another person; determine that, which does not suit you.

Oyekun Osa, talks about a deceased relative who had a sick leg and was walking on crutches. Make mass for him and serve him with food, flowers, candles, cigars, coffee, brandy, and prayers.

The person goes to the drums and does not salute with the respect they deserve.

Meaning of Oyekun Osa: The head of the elephant for your Odu (Oyekun Rikusa), has the representation of Olofin and you are not yet ready for it, always live in the queue, until Orúnmila determines it, otherwise you will always have a competition wherever you arrive, being the only one harmed, for wanting to climb to the head quickly.

You can read: Ifa Oyekun Meyi sign

Tips of the sign of Ifa Oyekun Osa:

Comply with what you owe to Obatala and respect him, as well as the children of Obatala, because you do not respect anyone.

A bunch of bananas is placed on Shango and covered with poplar leaves from the fallen face up so that he covers all the bad things that you have done in life.

Here the person, to clear the way, must do Santo.

In this Ifá, he falls into disrespect with Orúnmila.

To be IRE in this Odu, Eshu must be well cared for, feeding him a small goat and 2 black Orúnmila chickens.

Obatalá is fed goats, and the house will be painted white so that he can clean his way and leave behind all the bad things he has done.

In Oyeku Rikusa, you cannot ingest alcoholic beverages because you will become alcoholic and physically destroy yourself.

To travel, the person must do Ebbo, so as not to have setbacks.

Here the person cannot drink alcoholic beverages and drive, as they will have an accident or kill a person and their relatives will punish them.

In his house, two people fight for the possession of money or for the possession of a house. Make Ebo so you don't lose it.

Never become proud of a lot of money you have, so that death does not take you away and Eshu does not close the roads.

Oyekun Osa is Ifá of merchant and trafficker.

Paint your house white inside and out, so that Obatalá will visit you and give you luck, because your house is dirty and abandoned.

Here you have to try not to be ungrateful to those who do you good, because ingratitude is going to be the beginning of your downfall.

Recommendations of Oyekun Rikusa 2-9:

This Odu once again provides the advice of Oyeku-Kpota can not frequent meetings in order to profit and get dividends. The only meetings you can attend are those concerning Orúnmila to discuss the philosophy of Ifá, not to provide business or anything else
that is not Ifá.

When Oyekun Osa comes out in divination, the person must be told that he is competing for a benefit, but if he makes the sacrifice, he will triumph over his opponent.

This Oddun Oyekun Osa reveals that you should not rush to obtain some important position quickly, because you will surely have great competition with another person who wants the same as you. It is recommended to climb from below for the power of something important.

Never try to catch the head, always start with the tail. (With sacrifice you will always climb above the others).

That is why when Oyekun Rikusa comes out in divination, anyone who is struggling for existence should be advised to have their own Ifá, if they already have their own Ifá they should be advised to prepare this special sacrifice (Ono-Ifá in Yoruba -odiha in Benin).

Because Orúnmila will guide you to the path of prosperity you will prosper to the point of marrying happily, having children and owning a car and having servants. Dedicating himself to the Ifá priesthood as the only activity in his life as long as he is an honest and loyal servant with Orúnmila and his peers.

For Awó Oyekun Rikusa:

  • A person who you made bear, is going to claim that, after having done the works, he has not seen anything. He will go about something that happened to him and it happened again.
  • The person cannot be bothered and has to pay Shangó what he owes.

Oyekun Rikusa For Men:

  • When you see a funeral, say hello.
  • The person curses a son of Shango and the curse is turned up from him.
  • If this Oyekun Osa marks Osobo, a son of Shango cursed him and the curse reached him.
  • The person must go to the doctor for a checkup.

Oyekun Rikusa For Women:

  • When he goes out and sees a funeral, he turns his face away or covers it with his hands.

Oyekun Osa Osobo Iku

  • The person with this Odu must be careful not to run over with a vehicle and if it happens, they cannot flee. The family of the run over will kill him.
  • Here the person does not meet the Saint.
  • In the corner of their house they killed or are going to kill a person.

Herbs (Ewe) from Oyekun Osa 2-9:

Yamagua, Jaguey, Sargasso, Gandul, Alamo.

Sayings of Oyekun Osa:

  • Revolution at home, stumbling on the street.
  • The vain man wants to be a dried fig before he is a ripe fig.
  • Nothing good comes without effort.
  • An old man does not make fun of himself.
  • The person who can leave his home to serve Orúnmila, is
  • become strong man.

Oyekun Rikusa Ifa Code of Ethics

 The Awó does not live half with anyone.

You can read: Treaty of the Sign of Ifa Osa Yeku

The sign Oyekun Osa (2-9) speaks of:

Respect your Parents and your elders of Religion, because you do not respect anyone.

Here the person must be clean and take care of his house, so that it is always clean and tidy.

The Great Osobo of this Ifá is the drink, the dirt, the irony, the ungratefulness, the mockery and the lack of respect. If you live Osobo, you will be poor, dirty, despised, and, for the rest, physically and morally destroyed.

Take care of micro-organisms mainly in your eyes and genitals. This Odu speaks of double personality, since the person sustains an internal struggle with his soul, he sacrifices himself to ESHU on the bank of the river to achieve melting his soul to matter, taking a stone from the river that its waters

For this reason, the spirit of Eshu (Onne) when riding an Elegba, the Ifá priest goes to the river and takes a stone as a symbol of Onne's materialized soul. (Soul and Matter)

This Odu Oyekun Rikusa clearly provides why the Ifá priest with this Odu should not belittle Orúnmila to make him mark the relevant sacrifice, so that his wars for life end and he can unite soul and matter.

This Odu Oyeku Osa narrates the imminent danger of blows to the head, provided by powers superior to you, for not making sacrifice, refrain from intervening in fights, so that you avoid excessive anger about
you. (blows to the head)

He should be advised to stop attending all the meetings of all the societies to which he belongs.

You should also be advised to discreetly deal with a family member who is crippled or crippled, the sacrifice that must be made on that person's account, should be made with 4 snails, 4 yards of white cloth and 40000 while adding the Iyerosun (divination powder) of the Odu in favor
of the relative.

Oyekun Rikusa in ordinary divination, the person should be advised to serve him at night with a rabbit and to refrain from attending any meeting in such a way that people cannot give false testimonies of his person.

Says Ifa odu Oyekun Osa (Rikusa)

That a person, to whom you did or told him to do something, must come complaining that he did it and has not seen anything, even though you indicated how to do it. He came for something that has happened and has happened again; Don't bother and meet SHANGO and OBATALA.-You. you want to get money to do something you have in your hands; Thanks to a pregnant woman, a son of Ogún comes. Your. does not know any saint.-you. Go to Babalawos and do not greet them with the due respect they deserve, that is the reason for the delay you have. with poplar 9 days, and is touched ashere every day.

If you go out and find a burial, if you are a woman, cover your face and if you are a man, say hello. -You. she has a son in the country and the older brother envies him; the smallest is happening many jobs and misery.

You. Plan to go to the country, but while you are not praying, avoid crossing the sea or the river. Be careful with a daughter of Shango, who has cursed you or has reached; Do not plague it, because it will catch up with you.

When this Oyekun Osa comes out in divination, the person should be advised to make a sacrifice for Eshu with a goat and to treat the young people with akaro cookies, in order to avoid a head collision with an authority greater than oneself.

When this Odu goes out in Igbodun, the person should be advised to offer a goat to The Witches, to stop them from continuing to damage their materials and businesses, as they had been doing back then and very surely today as well.

Ifa Oyekun Osa Oddun Prayer:


Suyere from Odu Oyekun Osa:



Ebbo of the Sign of Ifa Oyekun Osa:

Artwork of Oyekun Osa destroying enemies:

Take 9 poplar leaves -ewe adan- lying face down, spread corojo butter on it, take a stone that you eat with Shango, put the name of the enemies on a paper, cover it with Iyefá prayed by the Odu Oyekun Osa, Osobo along with the leaves. Afterwards, everything is chalked with red thread, it is put on Shango and given a rooster. Afterwards, everything is packed up and brought to the foot of a poplar tree.

Cleanup of Oyekun Rikusa

It is cleaned three Fridays in a row with seven kinds of beans, corojo butter, garlic, onion, seven pennies (it is made Awan type); it is put into a saucepan behind the door of the house. Afterwards, it is brought to the foot of a leafy bush. Azojuano -San Lázaro- will be given two guineas.

Ebbo to clean the house of the sign Oyekun Osa:

Two dried coconuts are painted, half white and half blue. They are presented to Olodumare -God- at twelve o'clock and are left 7 days at the foot of the Osha that has caught it. Then they roll around the house, from back to front, saying, "Shilekun Oyeku Berikusa." They are collected and carried to the top of a hill. 

You can read: The signs of Ifa and their Meaning

Pataki (history) of the sign Oyekun Osa:

The daughter of Azojuano and Nanu Agoi. (Spiritual Plasma)



In this way, Azojuano Soyi and Nanu had a very beautiful daughter, who rejected all suitors who approached her to marry, since she only wished to marry a man who matched in bodily beauty and luxury. This maiden was called Agoi and she sold Omiwo, Ekrú
Ekrú-Aro, Adalú, in front of the Palace of his father Da Soyikajua.

One day, while she was in front of her shop, she saw a stranger coming in the distance. His image instantly seduced her, for it was very beautiful and wrapped in rich dresses. Agoi, seeing him so close, was captivated by his beauty and abandoned his business, heading on the run to his father's Palace.

There she gathered her parents and siblings, and told them that she had already chosen the man of her dreams to marry. His father, Soyikajua, and his mother Nanu approved of his marriage immediately, as they were already tired of such stubbornness. Agoi prepared everything that same day and got married.

Following the customs, that night she could not sleep at her parents' house, but had to go with her husband to their land. So husband and wife set off. After walking, she asked her husband where they were going, to which he replied that they were going to the center of the Earth.

They continued their march and a little later a voice was heard coming from the mountain and saying: "Bent over, give me your clothes." Agoi's husband undressed easily before the astonished eyes of his wife, who saw with astonishment that this beautiful man with whom she had instantly fallen in love upon seeing him, was nothing more than a spirit.

The being stayed like a light, round and bright. He had neither head nor head nor arms nor anything, just a light. But he had amazing powers and a lot of intelligence, for he was an otherworldly phenomenon.

Since she had been sworn since she was a child at the foot of Zangbeto Egun Arara, she was filled with courage and decided to reach the end of the trip.

They crossed a river, where many colored cloths furrowed and crossed those strange waters and spoke like humans, but without human form.

They were Egun Agda. Agoi came out of his astonishment and said: How many strange and strange things! Afterwards, they continued on their way. He saw fetal creatures, walking inside a jar with a crown of feathers on their heads. This was Aroni Añagui.

When night fell, she saw another greater sight: a rooster wearing pants and smoking a pipe. This was the spirit of Osanyin. Seeing this, he said without being able to contain himself: "How many fantastic things that become!" And her husband said, "Never tell anyone, because if you do, you will die."

When they arrived at her husband's house, she was greeted by even stranger beings, who walked and walked by virtue of thought. These beings found her very down to sacrifice to Olofin and left her for 7 days to recover.

The War of Eshu and Shango.

EBO: 1 rooster, 1 knife, 1 trap, 9 poplar leaves (fallen upside down), red thread, hutía and smoked fish, corojo butter, a lot of money, 1 stone.

Work: The 9 poplar leaves are taken and corojo butter is spread; take a stone that he eats with Shango, the names of the enemies and ashé from the Odu Oyekun Osa. The ashé of the Odu is put on the paper with the names; in turn, the paper, the poplar leaves and the stone are chalked with 2 red thread. After doing this, Ebó is made and this is put inside Shangó and given the rooster.

Afterwards, everything is packed up and goes to the foot of a poplar tree.


Once Shangó had a great war with Elegua's son. Eshu's son was always armed because he wanted to kill Shango where he was found.

One day, Shango was walking and met Eshu's son. When he saw him, he drew his weapon to kill him and since Shango was unarmed, he had to run to save his life. The son of Eshu did not want to miss the opportunity and launched into chasing him. When Shango had gained some distance, he came across a poplar tree and climbed on it, hiding among the branches. When Eshu's son reached the poplar grove and didn't even see Shango anywhere, he was astonished, because he couldn't explain how he had
been able to disappear before their eyes.

Shango, taking this opportunity to throw himself from the bush, falling on the son of Eshu and knocking him face down on the ground and thus in this way Shango could defeat the son of Eshu.

Note: That is why the poplar leaves that are taken for Santo and other work for good are those that are face up, using those that are face down for bad work and Ituto.

Oyekun Rikusa Ifa Traditional


Eye kan ni n fò I léérémi léérémi
O fapá òtún nalè
Ó ró gbonrangandan bi oko
Eye kan ni n fò I léérémi éérémi
O fapá òtún nalè
Ö ró gbòràngàndàn bí àdá
Ogun ò duó ní kòtò odò mó
Ogun ò duó ní gegele saále saále
A day fún Òrúnmìlà
Wón ní kí Baba or rubo
Kó le fÀjìjà wó won mólè fíínfín
Òrúnmìlà ní n bèèrè pé ogun ti ón gbé ti òun yìí
Òun according to nbè
Wón ni gbogbo ogun òhún ni ó run
Wón ní Àjìjà owóò rè ní ó móo fi nalè
Òrúnmìlà bá rbo
Òrúnmìlà bá le gbogbo ogun lo
Ayé bá n dara
Òrúnmìlà lóun ò níí jógun or mú won nlé ayé
Bí ón bá rbo
N ní wá n jó ní wá n yò
Ní n yin àwon Babaláwo
Àwon Babaláwo n yin Ifá
Ó ní béè làwon Babaláwo tòún wí
Eye kan ni n fò léérémi léérémi
O fapá òtún nalè
O ró gbonrangandan oko
Eye kan ni n fo I léérémi léérémi
O fapá òtún nalè
Ó ró gbòràngàndàn bí àdá
Ogun ò duó ní kòtò odò mó
Ogun duó ní gegele saále saále
A day fún Òrúnmìlà
Wón ní kí Baba or rubo
Kó le fÀjìjà wó won mólè fíínfín
Baba gbebo nbe
Ó rubo
Mo ló fÀjìjà wó won mólè
Babá ti fÀjìjà wógun móle
Àjìjà ti wógun móle


In Oyekun Osa Ifá it says that this person will win in life. He should offer the sacrifice to make himself triumphant. Ifá wishes him well and that no war will stop him. An adult goat is the sacrifice.

A bird flew methodically moving its wings up and down
He used his right wing to touch the ground
This produced a chime sound like the sound of a hoe falling
A bird flew methodically moving its wings up and down
He used his right wings to touch the ground
It produced a chime sound like the sound produced when a machete falls.
The war does not stop in the valleys of a river anymore
The war now stops atop the defiant hill
They were the ones who made divination for Òrúnmìlà
Baba was advised to offer sacrifice
To beat them all with his rattle
This is Òrúnmìlà who was asking about the war that was being waged against him
He asked 'I triumph'
They told him that all wars will be won
They told him to always use his rattle to hit the ground
Òrúnmìlà performed the sacrifice
He drove away all war
Life then pleased him
Òrúnmìlà said that he would not allow the people of the world to be detained or arrested for war
If they make the sacrifice
He then began to praise his Babaláwos
Their Babaláwos praised Ifá
He said it was exactly what his Babaláwos had said
A bird flew methodically moving its wings up and down
He used his right wing to touch the ground
This produced a chime sound like the sound of a hoe falling
A bird flew methodically moving its wings up and down
He used his right wings to touch the ground
It produced a chime sound like the sound produced when a machete falls.
The war does not stop in the valleys of a river anymore
The war now stops atop the defiant hill
They were the ones who made divination for Òrúnmìlà
Baba was advised to offer the sacrifice
Since he will defeat all his enemies with his rattle
Baba heard about the sacrifice
And he did it
I said he used his rattle to win the war
Baba has used his rattle to end the war totally
The rattle (Àjìjà) has crushed them

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