Oyeku-Ogbe: Do Not Fight Me; You Will Invite The Wrath Of Orunmila

Incantations And Translations

E ma ma ‘pe mo pe o

It might seem like I have taken a long time [to come out with a new post]

Ato ato mo mi se o, ato

I was organizing, I was organizing, I was organizing

[I was organizing my work]

E ma ma ‘pe mo pe o

It might seem like I have taken a long time

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

I was organizing, I was organizing, I was organizing

Ki nto juba Ori

Ori must be reverenced

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Ki nto juba Baba

*Baba must be reverenced

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Ki nto juba Iya

Iya must be reverenced

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Ki nto juba Akoda

Since I must juba Akoda

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Ki nto juba Aseda

And I must juba Aseda

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Ki nto juba Oluwo

And I must juba Oluwo

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Ki nto juba Ojugbona

And I must juba Ojugbona

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Agbaagba, mo se’ba

Elders must be venerated

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Mo juba omode

Contemporaries must be placated

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Owonrin S’ogbe, iba

And Owonrin S’ogbe must be venerated

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Egungun, mo se’ba o

So must the egunguns be venerated

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Araba, baba Eriwo

I must give iba to Araba, the foremost leader in Ifa

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Iba l’otu Ife

And the positive energies in Ifa must be venerated

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Orunmila, Bara Elesin Oyan

Orunmila, the Utmost must be venerated

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Baba, a to i ba j’aye

The Baba with whom it is worth spending a lifetime

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

That was the reason I was late

Orunmila, mo yinbo ‘ru

Orunmila, I bow in reverence

Ato, ato mo mi se o, ato

I was late because I was busy planning and organizing my work!

Ise t’ori ran mi ni mo nje

I am doing what I was sent here to do

Ona ti eda mi la sile ni mo nto

I am following the path that was carved for me

Mo t’ona titi, mo too de’luu okooroko-jako

I followed the straight path that led to the town of success

Mo ba aro l’ona

I met a lame person on the road

Aro o see gba l’oju

The lame cannot be slapped (abused)

Arara o see kan n’iku l’aya

The hunchback cannot be head-butted on the chest

Orisa-Nla Oseeeremagbo lo fi owo efun te afin l’ori

Albino is a special creation of Obatala

D’ifa fun Sowo-Ope

Divined for Sowo-Ope

[a dedicated person in the service Orunmila]

Ti nse omo bibi inu Agbonniregun

Who was Orunmila’s child

Owo koko ni won fi nwo igi

The trunk of the tree is always respected [the trunk of a tree is the most difficult part to cut with a machete)

Owo Orisa ni won fi nwo afin

Albino is respected because of Obatala’s mark on him / her

E wo owo ope l’ara mi

Respect me because I have the mark of Orunmila

[Do not fight me; otherwise, you will invite the wrath of Orunmila]

Eni ba na Oyeku, a r’ija Ogbe

Whoever fights Oyeku will have trouble with Ogbe

[Whoever fights Oyeku will be dealth with by Eji Ogbe

E wo owo ope l’ara mi.

Ase

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