A semi-professional guide leading you through common problems with publishing (Orisha literature) in Yorùbá language.
You are looking for a good dictionary? Here you will find a review on twenty of them, and some diaspora vocabulary books.
Òòsùn, Ọbàtálá, Ọ̀sanyìn and Òrìṣà Oko are among the Òrìṣà that have typical iron sticks called ọ̀pá. Here's a basic description, including Cuban and Brazilian offsprings!
An interview with Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún, who works on the Text-To-Speech application of Yorùbá language and the chances this offers for millions of people.
Download the free Yorùbá Audio Course with 90 minutes of useful phrases in 22 chapters for Olorisha and cultural tourists! In English, Español or Português.
Félix Ayoh’OMIDIRE is the Director of the Institute of Cultural Studies at the University of Ilé-Ifẹ̀. He studies the Yorùbá influence in the Afro-Latin diaspora. Read an exciting interview!
Orisha names in correct Yoruba spelling form a circle in this art of typography in indigo dye.
Orunmila is the Orisha of destiny and babalawo use an "opon Ifa", a Yoruba divination tray, to tell their clients about the future.
Ache! Axé! Àse! or Ashe! - it means the same everywhere: So be it!
"Awo" is Yoruba language for "secret" or also used to name initiated Olorisha and Ifa priests. It is part of the word "babalawo", "father who has the secret".
"Ifa gbe wa ooo" is Yoruba language for "Ifa support us!" The drawing shows a divination tray as used by babalawo.
This is the greeting for Orisha Oshun, in English it means "kindness of the mother"!
"Omi òòò!" is the Yoruba greeting for water deities, in the diaspora it is often used for the Orisha Yemoja.
Mariwo, split plamfrond, is used in Yorubaland to mark ritual spots and taboo zones. Entry at your own risk!
One of the hottest Orisha! The broom is used by initiated priests to clear and purify people and spaces from sickness.
This image unites many Shango symbols: braided hair, shere-rattle, double-axe, shoulder bag, thunderstones and the dance skirt.