Oshun

LB

Peace Love n Pretty Tings
Orisa Oshun

Goddess of the Rivers


Mo juba awo Oshun.
Iwo ni Orisha Obinrin Odo.
Iwo ni Oluwa Awo Ilaju.
Iwo ni Oluwa Awo Ife.
Iwo ni Orisha Julo Ewa.
Iwo ni Oluwa Awo Oyin.
Iwo ni Oluwa Awo Eya Abo Ati Ako, ati Ibare.

I humble myself before the mysteries of Oshun.
You are the Goddess of the River.
You are the Owner of the Mysteries of Civilization.
You are the Owner of the Mysteries of Love.
You are the Most Beautiful Orisha.
You are the Owner of the Mysteries of Honey.
You are the Owner of the Mysteries of Sex, and Intimacy.

Although Orisha Obatala is the Lord of the Mysteries of Balance and Equality, and the Owner of the Mysteries of the Feminine and Masculine Principles, it is Orisha Oshun who is the Owner of the Forces of Attraction, Ibadana (Affinity), between the male and the female. Although Yemoja is the Owner of the Mysteries of Motherhood, it is Oshun who manipulates the sexual nature not only of the ‘godseekers’, but of all creatures and creations. As the river’s journey is ultimately towards the ocean, the affinity between male and female creations is ultimately towards reproduction.

The entire abdominal area is sacred to Oshun, and for that reason women who wish to bear children propitiate the orisha to help them achieve their desires. But childbearing is only one of Oshun’s concerns. The orisha is also responsible for all abdominal illnesses and operations.

Although Oshun is very concerned with ‘reproduction’, she is equally if not more concerned with the overwhelming forces and provocative pleasures that unlock the creative potentials of the Feminine and Masculine Principles. Orisha Oshun is Oluwa Awo Inu Didun Ipilese (the Owner of the Mysteries of the Pleasure Principle). Oshun is the orisha of unconditional love, receptivity and diplomacy. Oshun is associated with honey because it (honey) is both pleasing to the senses and has great powers of healing.

Orisa Oshun embodies all aspects of the sexual nature of the female. She is Iwa Wundia (Virginity); the fruit ripening on the vine - approaching its readiness to satisfy the hunger and the senses of the one who is so fortunate as to taste her sweetness. She is Iwa Obinrin (Womanhood); emboding all of the Feminine and Masculine attributes of a mature sentient being, and providing the only canvas upon which the male can outline his accomplishments as a man; she is the ‘mirror’ that reflects the male to himself. If the male fails to respect, nurture, elevate, support, and protect the woman and the fruit of her womb, he has succeeded only in diminishing himself. Oshun is also Pansaga Obirin (the Temptress, Prostitute) - who through her pleasures, can tempt man to risk the throne that he has, or inspire him to seize the throne of another. When the Ase became self-aware and gave birth to Olodumare, and when Olodumare experienced the first emotion, Love - the aspect of the Ase that is Orisha Oshun was ‘born’.

One of Oshun’s symbols is the mirror, but this should not mislead you into thinking that Oshun represents only external beauty. As Mason and Edwards point out, “Oshun is that quality in a woman which emanates beauty in such a way that vision is not necessary in order to appreciate it.” She is “...the idea of excellence as reflected by refinement, taste and delicacy.”

Iba se Orisa oshun!
 

Jahpikne

Happiness Consultant
:good: gonna post on different ones later on.



hmmm! that is interesting.
I had a reading done by a Orisha Priest and he told me . He knew somethingS that happen to me that there was no way for him to know. He told be to go by the Ocean anytime I want to think
 

LB

Peace Love n Pretty Tings
I had a reading done by a Orisha Priest and he told me . He knew somethingS that happen to me that there was no way for him to know. He told be to go by the Ocean anytime I want to think
Awesome :good: Very similar to me as well. I have water dreams all the time for a reason....

I'm gonna find some info on Yemaja to post soon as well. :)
 

BacchanalDiva

Registered User
:good: Nice post! My head is Oshun. JP, you do act like a child of Yemoja. Chinky I would bet money you're one of Oggun's stubborn azz children :kicks LB, jury is still out.
 

LB

Peace Love n Pretty Tings
:good: Nice post! My head is Oshun. JP, you do act like a child of Yemoja. Chinky I would bet money you're one of Oggun's stubborn azz children :kicks LB, jury is still out.
I am laffing and wanting to cuss you at the same time :grin:
 

LB

Peace Love n Pretty Tings
Yemaja/Olokun

Orisa Yemoja/Olokun

The Goddess of the Oceans and Sea
Queen of Mothers

Mo juba awo Yemoja.
Iwo ni Ayaba Iya.
Iwo ni Iya Orisha.
Iwo ni Inu Iye Odidi.
Iwo ni Ifihan Ti Abo Ase.
Iwo ni Inu Aiye.
Iwo ni Orisha Obinrin Okun Nla ati Odo.
Iwo ni Oluwa Awo Ti Abo Ipilese.

I humble myself before the mystery of Yemoja.
You are the Queen of Mothers.
You are the Mother of the Orisha.
You are the Womb of all Life.
You are the Feminine Manifestation of the Ase.
You are the Womb of the World.
You are the Goddess of the Oceans and Rivers.
You are the Owner of the Mystery of the Feminine Principle.

Orisa Yemoja represents the highest order of the Love Principle. The prolific creative energy of the ocean is indicative of this generous, allowing, expressive, nurturing, Omnificent energy of the Ase. Although Olofi-dumare is the Masculine creative aspect of Olorun (God), it is the Feminine Principle, the Womb, the Mother, the Ase, that is the essential Source of all life. This reality is symbolically evidenced in the fact that all of the godseekers are conceived female, and then if certain harmones are infused in the early gestation period, the fetus goes through a metamorphosis to become a male. The female is the prototype of the godseekers.

Orisa Yemoja is the Mother of All Life and she has encoded the record of her procreative process in the blood of her children. Both Yemoja (Yemaya in the Santeria tradition) and Obatala are considered ‘cool’ Orisha - having life-giving powers. Yemoja is often represented as a beautiful matron with prominent breasts - indicative of her maternal and nurturing nature. Her colors are blue and white (crystal), and her number is seven. Orisa Yemoja is the matriarchal head of the cosmic universe. She is the amniotic fluid in the womb of the pregnant woman, as well as, the breasts which nurture. She is known to be very stern and temperamental and expresses the protective energies of the feminine force. Her full name is Orisa Yemoja/Olokun, Olokun representing the depths of the Ocean floor and the treasures and secrets that are buried there. Being of the earth-essence, she is proficient in the secret arts (sorcery) and will use them to protect her devotees.

Iba se Orisa Yemoja/Olokun!
 

Mrs. Campbell

Girl Crush
:good: Nice post! My head is Oshun. JP, you do act like a child of Yemoja. Chinky I would bet money you're one of Oggun's stubborn azz children :kicks LB, jury is still out.

I will see to it you get hot rum to drink on carnival Monday & Tuesday.


:kicks...........:friends:
 
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