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SYNOPSIS

ON
THE READINGS
OF
OGUNDA MEJI

SOLAGBADE POPOOLA
Lagos, Nigeria.
May, 2006

SYNOPSIS

ON
THE READINGS
OF
OGUNDA MEJI
FOR
CORINA BRICENO OMO MARIA

SOLAGBADE POPOOLA
Lagos, Nigeria.
May, 2006

The synopsis is presented under the following


subtitles:
1.

Introduction

2.

Pre-initiation Divination

3.

Post-Initiation Divination

4.

Brief History

5.

Readings of the message

6.

Affiliated Irnml/Orisa

7.

Possible Names

8.

Taboos

INTRODUCTION
The information you are about to receive from this
reading of you Odu, which was revealed to during
Itenifa ( Ifa initiation) is the workings of the dynamic
forces within you, which were formed by your
emanation and at the point of your existence on this
terrestrial plane. Also it bothers on the cosmic forces
that are spiritual and beyond your control.
The dynamic forces are your potentials, natural
qualities and strength of your character to be
controlled in order to strengthen your public image
and boost your popularity. Whereas the cosmic forces
or components are from Ayanmo, Akunleyan and
Akunlegba. These three components are loosely
described as Destiny or Heavenly gift/virtues.
The Ayanmo is interplay to forces, which are usually
divine, and in consonant with the inventive precepts of
Olodumare (The Almighty God of creation). Ayanmo
of your life cannot be changed. Once you are created

with it, it remains so till the expiration of your life on


this planet earth. Ayanmo includes sex of an
individual, race, family, parent, growth, and other
natural rules of which an individual must tow and
obey.
Akunleyan are the virtues and values chosen in
heaven consequent upon your actions/activities in
your previous evolution or existence. They are
actually things chosen by you and most of the time
form your likes and dislikes or taboo.
Akunlegba are the gifts or virtues added by various
Irunmole at the presence of Onibode (celestial
sentinel) in heaven or just before you emanate into
the

world.

They

are

like

spices,

additives,

preservatives, and vehicles of propagation of Ayanmo


and Akunleyan or things that complement the
Akunleyan in order to fulfill your destiny on earth.
The reading of your Odu helps to determine or reveal
your

talent

limitations,

assets,

shortcomings,

possibilities and probabilities. You should use the


appropriate ebo (sacrifice) which has same polarity
and magnetism to your Odu in order to discover love,
fortune health, hope, happiness, fulfillment in life and
longevity.
You should also avoid such things, which may hinder
your talents, or discoveries by observing your taboos
as explained to you during your Itenifa (Ifa initiation)

Pre-initiation Divination (dwgbd)


Pre-initiation divination (Adawogbodu) is usually done
before a would-be initiate enters the Ifa grove. The
essence of this divination is to reveal the present
situation of things about the person. It states further
and justifies the need or necessity for the initiation.
Sometimes, a clue or hint is revealed about any
unforeseen

problems

that

may

arise

in

the

course/process of initiation. Sometimes too it gives a

guide or direction to be followed or observed during


the initiation.
The appropriate ebo (sacrifice) is done immediately,
so that a hitch free initiation is achieved, and to
correct or amend any sad or ugly occurrences that
might have beset the would-be initiate.

Post Initiation Divination (ta)


Ita, in simple translation means the post initiation
divination usually done on the third day of Itenifa (Ifa
Initiation). The significance of Ita is to reveal the
situation of things surrounding the initiate which may
likely happen in the near future. It acts as a support to
the Odu revealed at initiation. Through this divination,
a babalawo is told by Ifa if all the rituals and rites of
initiation had been divinely endorsed by the Irunmole
and ultimately by God.
Ita, also re-emphasises and re-validates certain
messages that are sacrosanct in the main Odu reveal
at initation.

Sacrifices (ebo) are made immediately in order to


engender good tidings and possibly prevent any
unhealthy occurrence that may arise in the near
future.

Brief History
Odu: OGUNDA MEJI
Alias: EJI OKO
Ogunda Meji is one of the major Odu, which occupies
the position 9 in the ranking of the chapters of Odu
Ifa. Ogunda is imprinted in pairs of four rows like this:

MESSAGES:
1.

Ifa says that it foresees the ire of


accomplishment for the person for whom
Ogunda-Meji is revealed. Ifa says that this
person shall be wealthy; he or she shall be

loved and adored; he or she shall be blessed


with good children, shall have good health, and
shall live long and in happiness.
Ifa says that all the Ire of the person for whom
this Odu is revealed are in the hands of Ifa. He
or she needs to serve Ifa diligently and Ifa shall
in turn shower blessings on him or her.
There is the need for the person for whom this
Odu is revealed to offer ebo with four rats,
four fish, two hens, two cocks, two
pigeons, two guinea-fowl and money. He or
she also needs to serve Ifa with two rats, two
fish, one hen and one guinea fowl.
On these, Ifa says
E maa see nso
A maa wo bi e o ti see si
Dia fun Eleree Ogogo
Omo abapo ire gbogbo wonti-wonti lowo
Olodumare
Igbati o ntorun bo wale aye
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
Translation
Continue to do what you are doing
We shall see what you shall accomplish in it
This was Ifas declaration to Elerege Ogogo
Offspring of he who has the bag full of all Ire
from Olodumare
When coming form Orun to Aye
He was advised to offer ebo

Elerere Ogogo was coming from heaven into the


world. He went to choose his destiny. He was given
all the Ire in life-a successful career wealth, a loving
and lovely spouse, good children, several houses,
good health, victory over adversary, long life and
happiness. In order to ensure the security of all
these Ire, they were placed in the hands of Ifa for
safe keep.
While on earth, Elerere Ogogo went to the Awo
mentioned above to inquire about his success
chances, would be succeed in life? How would he
attain his success? How great would he be in his
life? Would he have someone he would love
sincerely and who would genuinely love him too?
Would he be blessed with loving lovely and
loveable children? Would he be blessed with good
health and sound mental alertness? Would he be
wealthy enough to build his own house in his life?
Would he live long?
All these questions the Awo answered in the
affirmative. They also told him that he would not
only succeed in life, but other people would be
gauging their own success with his own. Others
would also be praying to Olodumare to make them
as successful as Elerere Ogogo. He was however
advised to move close to Ifa as all these
achievements and all other ire are in the hands of
Ifa. He was also advised to offer ebo with four rats,
four fish, two hens, two pigeons, two cocks, two
guinea fowls and money. He was equally advised to

serve Ifa with two rats, two fish, one hen, and one
guinea fowls. All these, Elerere-Ogogo complied
with. He also became an ardent Ifa follower. He
was even fanatical about his belief in Ifa. Those
who noticed this began to watch him closely in
order to see what would be the outcome of his
close association with Ifa.
Elerere-Ogogo on his part would never take any
stop without adequate Ifa consultation. To his
boundless Joy, there was nothing he asked for, that
he did not accomplish. It reached a stage that
Elerere-Ogogo was nicknamed Elerere-Ogogo
omo abapo ire gbogbo wonti-wonti lowo
Olodumare- Elerere Ogogo, offspring of he who
has the bag full of all ire from Olodumare.
Everybodys belief was that whenever he needed
anything he would simply go and deep his hands
into the bag full of all the good things of life
provided for him by Olodumare.
Before long, everybody began to use Elerere
Ogogo as their prayers reference to the Deites and
Olodumare to give them as He had given ElerereOgogo. Even if they wanted to get married or beget
good children, or build a house, or even transact
any business at all, they would pray to Olodumare
to let these things be as successful as those of
Elerere-Ogogo. Elerere-Ogogo in his own case was
full of joy, and gratitude to his Awo Ifa and
Olodumare.
E maa see nso

A o ma wo bi e o ti see si
Dia fun Elerere Ogogo
Omo abapo ire gbogbo wonti-wonti lowo
Olodumare
Igbati o ntorun bo wale aye
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gbebo, o rubo
Mo tewo ki e fun mi nire aje temi o
Elerere Ogogo ode o
Omo abapo ire wonti-wonti lowo Olodumare
Mo tewo ki e fun mi nire aya temi o
Elerere-Ogogo o de o
Omo abapo ire wonti-wonti lowo Olodumare
Mo tewo ki w fun mi nire omo temi
Elerere-Ogogo o de o
Omo abapo ire wonti-wonti lowo Olodumare
Mo tewo ki e fun mi nire aiku temi o
Elerere-Ogogo o de o
Omo abapo ire wonti-wonti lowo Olodumare
Mo tewo ki e fun mi nire gbogbo temi o
Elerere-Ogogo o de o
Omo abapo ire gbogbo wonti-wonti lowo
Olodumare
Translation
Continue to do what you are doing
We shall see what you shall accomplish in it
This was Ifas declaration to Elerere-Ogogo
Offspring of he who has the bag full of ire
from Olodumare
When coming for Orun to Aye

He was advised to offer ebo


He complied
I stretch my hands to receive my own wealth
Here come Elerere-Ogogo
Offspring of he who has the bag full of ire
from Olodumare
I stretch my hands to receive my own
spouse
Here comes Elerere-Ogogo.
Offspring of he who has the bag full of ire
from Olodumare
I stretch my hands to receive my own
children
Here comes Elerere-Ogogo
Offspring of he who has the bag full of ire
from Olodumare
I stretch my hands to receive my own
longevity
Here comes Elerere-Ogogo
Offspring of he who has the bag full of ire
from Olodumare
I stretch my hands to receive all the ire in life
Here come Elerere-Ogogo
Offspring of he who has the bag full of all ire
from Olodumare
Ifa says that the person for whom this Odu is
revealed shall be blessed with all the ire in life. He
or she only needs to move close to Ifa at all times
as all these Ire are in the hands of Ifa to be given to

him or her whenever and if ever he or she asks for


them.
2. Ifa says that the person for whom this Odu is
revealed shall not acquire all the ire in life, but shall
get them in a very delicious way and at the most
appropriate time. Ifa says that as Ifa holds all the ire
in life securely for him or her, so also is it that
Obatala ensures that he or she get them at the
most appropriate periods and in the most delicious
manner.
Ifa say that the life of the person for who OgundaMeji is revealed shall be sweet and enjoyable. Ifa
says that Obatala shall add honey into his or her
life. He or she shall be able to attain his hearts
desires at the time that he or she would enjoy them
most. He or she shall never regret in life.
Ifa advises the person for whom this Odu is
revealed to offer ebo with honey, bananas, sugar,
alcohol and all sweet fruits and money. He or she is
also advised to serve Ifa and Obatala with 16,
snails each and all-sweet fruits. On these aspects
Ifa says:
Pankere wonjon-wonjon Awo inu Igbo
Dia fun Oosanla Oseeremagbo
Ti yoo fin aladun fun Ireke
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
Translation

Pankere wonjon-wonjon, the feeble willow is


the Awo of the forest
He was the Awo who cas the Ifa for Oosanla
Oseeremagbo
Who shall give sweetness to Ireke, the
sugarcane
He was advised to offer ebo
Ireke, the sugarcane, was specially chosen by
Orisanla Oseeremagbo as his favourite. He therefore
planned to make her the sweetest of all the canes.
For this reason, Orisanla Oseeremagbo went for Ifa
consultation in the house of the Awo mentioned
above.
The Awo advised Orisanla Oseeremagbo to offer ebo
with honey and all the sweet fruits he could lay his
hands upons. He did. Soon after this, he was able to
give Ireke the sweetness that no other cane could
ever boast of. Ireke had riches, she was sought after,
she had her own appropriate spouse and children at
the most appropriate period, she made the swampy
and savannah areas her abode, she lived long; she
was highly respected and honoured. All those who
knew Ireke were praying to Olodumare, Ifa, and
Oosanla to make their lives as sweet as that of Ireke.
For these Ireke had every reason to be grateful to
Olodumare her creator, Ifa and Obatala he
benefactors who had specially chosen her for this rare
favour and priviledge. She was therefore singing,
dancing and giving praises to them always.

Pankere wonjon-wonjon, Awo inu Igbo


Dia fun Orisanla Oseeremagbo
Ti yoo faladun fun Ireke
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gbebo, o rubo
Ti a ba laje eni lowo
Sebi aladun ara eni ni o
Orisanla Oseeremagbo lo faladun fun Ireke
Ifa je n radun ara a mi je o
Bi a ba laya eni nile
Sebi aladun ara eni ni o
Orisanla Oseeremagbo lo faladun fun Ireke
Ifa je n radun ara a mi je o
Bi a ba lomo eni nile
Sebi aladun ara eni ni o
Orisanla Oseeremagbo lo faladun fun Ireke
Ifa je n radun are a ni je o
Bi a ba logbo eni laye
Sebi aladun ara eni o
Orisanla Oseeremagbo lo faladun fun Ireke
Ifa je n radun ara a mi je o
Bi a ba nire gbogbo lowo
Sebi aladun ara eni ni o
Orisanla Oseeremagbo lo faladun fun Ireke
Ifa je n radun ara a mi je o
Translation
Pankere wonjon wonjon, the Awo of the
forest
He was the Awo who cast Ifa for Orisanla
Oseeremagbo

Who shall give sweetness to Ireke


He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
If one has ones wealth
It is surely the sweetness of ones person
Obatala is he who has given sweetness to
Ireke
Ifa please let me enjoy the sweetness of my
person
If one has ones own spouse
It is surely the sweetness of ones person
Obatala is he who has give sweetness to
Ireke
Ifa please let me enjoy the sweetness of my
person
If one has ones own children in life
It is surely the sweetness of ones person
Obatala is he who has given sweetness to
Ireke
Ifa please let me enjoy the sweetness of my
person
If one has longlife in ones life
It is surely the sweetness of ones person
Obatala is he who has give sweetness to
Ireke
Ifa please let me enjoy the sweetness of my
person
If one has all the good thing of life
It is surely the sweetness of ones person
Obatala is he who has given sweetness to
Ireke

Ifa please let me enjoy the sweetness of my


person
Ifa says that the person for whom this odu is
revealed shall succeed in life because he or she
has been specially chosen by Ifa and Obatala. He
or she shall live a very delicious life as his or her life
shall be as sweet as sugarcane juice.
3. Ifa says that it foresees all the ire in life for the
person for whom this Odu is revealed. Ifa says that
he or she is expecting some great things that will
change his or her life for the better; Ifa says that all
of these things shall come to the person for whom
this odu revealed. Ifa says that he or she shall get
all these things within 30 days.
Ifa says that there is the need for the person for
whom this odu is revealed to offer ebo with money
and to serve Ifa with one kola nut with four
valves per day for 30 days. If says that before this
ritual is completed, he or she would have achieved
all what he or she had set out to achieve.
On this, Ifa says
Kanranjongbon loba won ninu igbo
Dia fun Baba-afeyinti-jogbon-obi
Igba ti nsunkun owo oun o tore
Ebo ni won ni ko se
Translation

Kanranjongbon rope is the king (of rope) in


the forest
This was the Awo who cast Ifa for He-whoreclines and -consumes-thirty-kolanuts
When lamenting his inability to achieve all ire
in life
He was advised to offer ebo.
Baba-Afeyinti-jogbon-obi,
he-who-reclines-andconsumes-thirty-kola nuts had several things on his
mind. He was pursuing many things but none of them
had manifested. Much as he tried, all his efforts were
to no avail. This brought frustration to set in. he was
however advised to go to consult Ifa. He did.
The Awo told him that he would achieve all his hearts
desires within 30 days. He was advised to offer ebo
with money and to serve Ifa with one kola nut per day
for 30 days. He complied.
As he began to serve Ifa with one kola nut daily, all
obstacles broke down and he was able to achieve all
what he had set his mind and hands on. By the time it
was 30 days he was already a very happy person. He
was thus singing, dancing and praising his Awo and
Ifa.
Kanranjongbn loba won ninu igbo
Dia fun Baba-Afeyinti-jogbo-obi
Igba to nsunkun owo oni o tore
Ebo ji won ni ko se
O gbebo, o rubo
Ero Ipo, oro ofa

Ko too feyin ti jogbon obi tan


Ire gbogbo a towo Awo
Translation
Kanrajongbon is the king of ropes in the
forest
This was the Awo who cast Ifa for BabaAfeyinti-jogbon-obi
When lamenting his inability to achieve all ire
in life
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
Travellers to Ipo and Ofa towns
Before he reclined to complete eating the 30
kolanuts
And ire in life are within the reach of the Awo
Ifa says that all ire in life shall be given to the person
for whom this odu is revealed. All these ire shall be
achieved within 30 days.
However, this is not to say that the person for whom
this Odu is revealed needs not pursue his or her goals
with as much zeal and enthusiasm as before in order
to achieve his or her heart desires. This only means
that all hinderances or Obstacle shall give way and
allow the person for whom this Odu is revealed to
exercise his or her energy and talents to make his or
her dream come true.

4.

Ifa says that the person from whom this Odu


is revealed is about to
buy something to add his or her business or this
person is about to employ someone to that work
force in his or her business. Ifa says that the person
for whom this Odu is revealed should not hesitate
to do so. What he or she has in mind shall not only
bring success, fame and popularity to him or her, it
shall equally open to offer ebo with three pigeons,
three hens, three guinea-fowls and money.
After this, he or she needs to serve Osanyin with
one cock and two kola nuts. By so doing, Osanyin
will show him or her path of success and
accomplishment. A stanza says:
Gbinrin bi iti
Bi iti gbinrin
Dia fun Orunmila
Ifa nloo ra Osanyin leru
Ebo ni won no ko se
Translation
Gbinrin bi iti
Bi iti gbinrin
These were the Awo who cast Ifa for Ornmila
when going to purchase Osanyin as his slave
He was advised to offer ebo
Orunmila was a very successful and highly
accomplished Babalawo. He had several clients
whom he used to attend to on a daily basis. It soon

reached a stage that he could not cope with the daily


chores all by himself. He therefore
Decided to go and buy a slave which would be
assisting him his day-to-day activities. Before he went
to the slaves market, he summered his two students
mentioned above for Ifa consultation: would it be wise
for him to buy a slave at that time? Would the slave
be of benefit to him? Would it not be wise for him to
continue to cope as much as he could or to simply
look out for apprentices who would be assisting him to
run errands and look out for things for his numerous
clients?
The Awo told Orunmila that he was about to go and
expend his money on something he wished to
enhance the performance of his business activities,
he was urged to go ahead and do it as it would help
him a great deal and would open his eyes to other
technological aspect of his work. He was advised to
offer ebo with three pigeons, three hens, three guinea
fowls and money .Orunmila complied and set out on
his way to Ejigbomekun market.
In the market, he saw Osanyin in chains. He was
brought into the market to be sold as slave. Orunmila
made up his mind to buy him because they were
related and they were colleagues right from heaven.
They haggled over the price and eventually, he
brought Osanyin and brought him home. On their way
home, he explained to come to Ejigbomekun market
to buy a slave to Osanyin told Orunmila in that he
would be ready to assist Orunmila in his work and that
he would forever be grateful to Orunmila that he was

the one who bought him as a slave and not someone


else.
The following day, Orunmila wanted to go out. He
instructed Osanyin to clear the weeds in his backyard
so that snakes and other reptiles would not be
creeping into the house.
When Orunmila retuned home, he met, to his utter
surprise, the whole backyard weeds virtually
untouched. He summoned Osanyin to enquire from
him why he