Who is Orunmila in Yorubaland?

1), the Yoruba believed that Ifa (otherwise known as Orunmila) was one of the four hundred divinities who came from orun (heaven) to aye (earth). Olodumare (the Supreme Being) had charged each one of the divinities with particular function to be performed on earth.

Is Ifa real?

Ifa divination is practiced by the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria and West Africa. The exact origin of Ifa divination is unknown, but it appears to pre-date Christianity and Islam in West Africa and it continues to be an important part of Yoruba culture in Nigeria and for Africans in America.

How do you become Ifa?

How do you become an IFA? In order to become an IFA, you first need to complete a Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA). This qualification is made up of two units, with the first being based on financial services regulation ethics and the second focusing on advanced financial advice.

What are elekes used for?

RELIGIOUS ITEMS Most devotees wear a necklace or necklaces (collares, also known as Elekes) representing the colors pleasing to their orishas. Coconut rinds or cowrie shells and a straw mat are used as divination tools. A common divination tool is known as Okuele, a larger size necklace with 6 or 8 rinds of coconut.

How many Odu Ifa do we have?

256 odu
There are 256 odu (baskets, chapters) and innumerable verses called ese. Each chapter or odu is a container of sacred wisdom for use by humans to make the world and life in it good.

Who is oduduwa mother?

mother Lakange
The controversy surrounding his birth is due to the fact that both Oduduwa and Ogun had affairs with the same woman, his mother Lakange.

How do I join Ifa?

You can only become an IFA by paying your monthly product fee.

  1. Once you decide to join, you can do so via the IFA App or the IFA Online Capture.
  2. Once you’ve completed your application, you will be required to DebiCheck your monthly debit order.
  3. Note that NO money will be deducted from your account when authenticating.