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THE SIXTEEN GREAT SIGNS
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THEIR MEANING

Based on the Writings of The Honorable Bernard Maupoil
"La Geomancie De La Cote Des Esclave"

Translated by The Honorable Mttdahochi Kofi Om9wale Zannu

THE AK9DA INSTITUTE

Atlanta, Georgia

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The Mother-Sign s an d the Children -Sign s

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The first 16 sign s (Odft) are called "Mothers". They are n ot called

"Mothers" because they are,femin in e, but because they have en gen dered 240

combin ation s which carry the n ame Du-Vi (Children of Od~), ~ s c t Ifaor

Min or Odii, The word "Mother" in referen ce to the major Odti does n ot

imply femin in ity.

Each of the two vertical column s composin g a mother-sign can in

effect form a n ew odfi or sign by separatin g from its twin by addin g on e of

the other 15 Odu. The n umber of the major or mother-sign s are 16, an d the

n umber of the min or Odu are 16times 15(16 x 15) or 240.

The n ames of the 16major sign s are composed of the 'Aku word

design atin g on e of the two column s of the Odti, suffixed by the Aku word

"Meji", mean in g two or double, an d evokin g the symmetry of the two

parallel column s.

The n ames of the 240 secon dary min or od1 or sign s are composed by

the juxtaposition of the n ames of the two groups which con stitute them from

right to left. They are frequen tly altered for euphon ious purposes, or by a

certain verbal coquetry expressin g sometimes a play on words. On e says,

for example, Yeku~Lo-Gbe in stead ofby~kU-Gbe, or Ate-Ayisun in stead'of

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Lete-Loso (Irete-Irosun ): the total n umber of the Odu of Ifa are 256.

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The 16 major Odu can be divided in to eight females an d eight males:

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THEODU

THE SIXTEEN GREAT SIGNS
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What are the Odt? They are 256 holy attributes of the supreme

origin atin g mystery of the un iverse. They are primordial cosmic bein gs

whose origin is before the world was. They are ajun cture of essen ces. They

are foci of divin e an d material en ergies. They are con jun ction s of deities.

They are the divin e con tain ers of all existen ce. They are vortices of light

an d darkn ess.

They are doorways through which everythin g which has material an d

n on -material existen ce came in to the world. Everythin g which exists-every

act, word, idea, con cept an d every dream has an Od~ or primordial sign .

Sin ce every in dividual, every ethn ic group an d every n ation has an

Odt, it is importan t that the studen ts of Ifa begin an in depth study of the 16

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Male

DIRECTION:

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PHYSICAL ELEMENT: (L.\'okt) ('
ALCHEMICAL ELEMENT: Air
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White

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ASTROLOGICAL SIGN:
PLANET:
ESOTERIC SYMBOL:
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Aquarius
Uranus
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Maintenance 0 t ite ;~arve s.day, sky, master ~

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PROHIBITION:
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canines, the Iroko tree, mountains, the earth, the vulture,
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Mawu-Lisa, Gbaadu, Hevioso, Sapata, Gu, Dan
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Cold water, a cock and boiled beans

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GEOMANTIC NAME:

(That death's road does not open to us!)
Tarek (the road)
Via (the way or the road)

PROVERB:

The egg can not declare war on the gigigbaja stone
without being quickly broken. It is the anger of the
(stream that provokes its sinuosity. It is the anger of the
{ roads that cause them to meander. It is the anger of the
Lrope that makes it twist.

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DIRECTION:

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PHYSICAL ELEMENT: Nitrogen'
ALCHEMICAL ELEMENT: Earth
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ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Capricorn
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ESOTERIC SYMBOL:
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A black disc symbolizing the unknown universe
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A black chicken (Throw it in the bushes for Iku.)

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The knot on the tree does not kill the tree. The

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U-t \flu vv\iln 0p2'11 ill) M(llet -f.. !NV M";;ight. (The consultant shall escape sickness, accidents,

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ASTROLOGICAL SIGN:
PLANET:
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Gu, Ag~, Lisa, Loko, Tchosu
Welepee, Agbanja
Carry three pieces of meat and three chickens to a
public place.
Palm wine (all alcoholic beverages)
Mi kan Iwori-Meji, zun gan ho do ta nu mi o! (Thatyou
do not open a hole in our roof where accidents may
happen.)
Alisima
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ESOTERIC SYMBOL:

Moon.
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Mi kan Odi-Meji, rna hwe pako do mi o!

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(We have consulted Odi-Meji that you do not close us in
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SIKIDY NAME:
GEOMANTIC NAME:

PROVERB:

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Astrological Sign:
Planet:
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Dominion:

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Sacrifice:
Prohibitions:

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Sickness, accidents, anger, fire, t~g
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Yellow cock
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