Osogbo, Orí, and Elegguá
As noted earlier in this book, there was a time when life was simple: there was Iré, the spirit of blessings, and there was Osogbo, the spirit of misfortunes, and the two (who were twins) took turns ruling over the earth. Neither was satisfied with such a simple arrangement; and a war began between brother and sister. So heated was the war that Olófin became involved; and in the end, Osogbo was named the greater of the two. Osogbo made ebó
(sacrifice); and she gave birth to sixteen spiritual principles known as the osogbos
. Some of these wanted...