Oriki for Ogun from Odu (Odi Meji)

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Odidi fenu digun

Amo gbokeere fohun yara

Eni gbohun ologburo

Ani bi ko terinO po ju efon lo

A difa fun irin-wonwon, aremo Ogun

Oojo ti irin-wonwon ba bale

Ni irin-wonwon n segun

Translation

Odidi uses its mouth to prevent war

Leopard stays far but sounds as if in a nearby room

The person who hears Ologburo’s voice in a far place

Will say if it is not up to an elephant it is much more than a buffalo

Ifa declaration to Irin-wonwon, Ogun’s child

It is on the day that Irin-wonwon lands

That Irin-wonwon conquers

Ogun like all other Orisas is a primordial deity and when the divinities were first coming to inhabit the earth, it was Ogun who volunteered his services to cut through the thicket which prevented the Orisas to come through, he used his cutlass to clear the way for them, because of this all Orisas hailed him and he was called chief among the divinities, Osinmale!

May Ogun clear the path for you on this day.

Ase

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