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A Lecture on Oshun and Gelefun: Ara Obinrin Gelefun includes; Oshun, Yemoja and Oya

Agbo ato. I am reposting a lecture I gave on Iyaami while I re set my brain to continue the conversation on the deliberate suppression of ocult wisdom

A Lecture on Oshun and Gelefun
by Awo Fa’lokun Fatunmbi
Ara Obinrin Gelefun includes; Oshun, Yemoja and Oya

I’m going to discuss the relationship between these three Ifa Goddess Spirits. Let’s start with a breakdown of the words. “Ara” is “body,” “Obinrin” is “Female,” “Gelefun” is made up of three parts. “Gele” is an elision of “Ge” and “Ile.” “Ile” is “earth,” “fun” is from “funfun” meaning “white” and “ge” means “to sit.” The common meaning of Obinrin would be “daughters.” So we have daughters who sit on white earth. In better English we could say daughters who bring whiteness or purity to the earth.

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