Shango God of Thunder…

Seere * Sheere = The Voice of Shango…

“No-One Can Speak On Behalf of Shango Olukoso”
Seere A Small Gourd Had No-One To Serve, No-One To Attach Herself To. Two Other Kinds Of Gourd, Igba & Akingbe Were Serving Oya & Odo Respectively. Seere Consulted Ifa & Ose Meji Appeared.

**She Performed The Sacrifice Required Of Her**

Ifa (Ose-Meji) Made Her Medicine & Told Her To Go As Soon As She Had Eaten It To A Shango Shrine. When She Reached The Shrine, She Threw Herself Down In Reverence To Say: “Hail To You Shango” All The Seeds In Her Stomach Rattled Loudly. Shango Heard The Noise & Was Overwhelmed By It. Shango Called Out In Glee: Bring Out The Bata Drums, I Will Dance Round My Realm. Seere Will Go Before Me She Will Make Noise. Seere Saka Siki – Seere Siki Saka  “Ose Ose Ose” Ever Since Then Seere Has Been Used As The Voice In The Worship Of Shango.

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OYA = Guardian Between Life & Death

 “In Yoruba mythology, Egungun-Oya is a Goddess of divination. Egungun refers to the collective spirits of the Ancestral dead; the Orisha Oya is seen as the mother of the Egun.”

Oya is one of the most powerful African Goddess – Deity = Orisha = Vodun. A Warrior-Queen, she is the wife of the God Shango, to whom she gave the power to create storms. Much of Oya’s power is rooted in the natural world; she is the Goddess of thunder, lightning, tornadoes, winds, rainstorms and hurricanes. A fire Goddess, it is Oya who brings rapid change and aids us in both inner and outer transformation. Among the various female deities, Oya stands out as an orisha with which Women relate greatly to the fact that Oya was a great Warrior, courageous and fearless in life.

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