Ogun, the god of my ancestors.
The path-maker,He opens the ways for blessings and Protect our life.
Ogun,the brave orisha that work in the day and night .
Ogun is the orisha that is well-known for his power of creativity.
The gods of hunters, woodcarvers, blacksmiths, barbers, mechanics, medicine men and much more.
Ogun is the Orisa who clears the way of all Obstacles and opens the way for Prosperity.
The Orisha that made path for all the orishas to come to earth when the way was blocked.
Adigirigiri re ibi Ija
Alaimonkan monkan eniyan ni o pe bi ogun ba gba ile
oun a si gba oko lo
Ta ni o sai mon pe orisha ti o gba ile, o le gba oko gba oko gba odo lowo eni.
Ogun ma mon ba n ja, ire ni o da wa fun mi..ase
Ogun is econgnised by many in the world.In Benin,Ogun is known as Ogu, in Ghana he is Called Adade Kofi he indeed is respected throughout the world
Ogun is appeased on the following day of ifa week day in 4 days Yoruba spiritual week days of orishas that we call Ose Ogun.On the same day his brother Oososi is appeased as well.In my family, we appeased and take care of Ogun every day for He has continuously to be that unshakable strenghth for us.Every year we have big festival to celebrate the orisha of our ancestors that he is still stronly leading us in this mordern age.
Some of Ogun’s offerings are:
Aja (dog), Agbo (ram), Akuko (cock), Ijapa (tortoise), Igbin (snail), Emu Ope (palm wine), Oti (gin), Epo pupa (red palm oil), Obi Abata (4 lobed kola), Orogbo (bitter kola nuts), Ataare (alligator pepper), Esun Isu (roasted yam),etc..
Some of Ogun’s taboos are:
Adin (palm kernel oil), Ejo (snake).
Ogun takes part in our everyday activities,that is why whoever says Ogun has done nothing for him/her will be without nothing.The automobile is his,the tools,the technology,etc.Ogun manifest in all human endeavors.