Oddú of the Year 2013: Organising Committee for the Oddú of the Year in Cuba

Ó fe jèkí té Olúwo sè èla awo, èrí ikin la wa sé, ó fe jèki tè Olúwo sè èla awo, èrí ikin la wa sé èla awo.

Ó fe jèkí té Olúwo sè èla awo, èrí ikin la wa sé, ó fe jèki tè Olúwo sè èla awo, èrí ikin la wa sé èla awo.

This is the version that is used in my ilé, it comes from the Organising Committee for the Oddú of the Year in Cuba by the Miguel Febles Padrón, Awó Odí Ká House. It has been a practice for this group to gather for the last 26 years at their temple in Ave. 10 de Octubre #1059 and Josefina y Gertrudis, Víbora in the City of Habana, Cuba.

Once again, I believe this to be the first translation posted in English. Please have the courtesy to refer to blog.themysticcup.com if you use this translation.

—For Cuba and the World—
To all priests of Ifá, Oriatés, babaloshas, iyaloshas and iworos.

The ceremony was presided by priest of Ifá, David Cedrón, ‘Otura Sá’ with the support from priests of Ifá from all families in Cuba, their descendants around the world, the oddú was determined by the youngest priest present.

Ruling Oddú: Obge Oturá

Ruling Orisha: Shangó
Shangó represents the manifestation of the ire of Olodumare, supreme creator. He launches bolts from the heavens above, he is the owner of storms, the divinity that burns cities and plots of land. Shango is the son of Oranyan and powerful warrior son of Oduduwa. He is the heavenly prosecutor. He is not allowed to lie, steal of poison. He is revered across the land but in particular in the City of Oyó.

Secundary Orisha Ruling: Oshún
The divinity of maternity and protector of children. Originally from Ijumu and Oshogbo, Nigeria where there is a river that bears her name. We give her offerings to protect our children during pregnancy and early age. She is received to ease problems with children and she helps children developmental matters and influences their behavior.

Prophesy: Tragedy amongst people for usurping rights.

Onishe Shango: Offering of amalá ilá (cornmeal with okra) and two candles

Onishe ará: Baths with white and purple flowers to which everclear or rum must be added.

Onishe ile: Sarayeye with 7 strong herbs to which rum must be blown upon them, they should be dusted with efún and tied up with a red ribbon.

Ebbó: Akuko Fifeshu, dirt from the 4 corners, sea water, rotten soil, a dagger, and other tradititional ingredients.

Flag of the Year: Rectangle, half white and half yellow with a red border.

Flag of the Year by the Organizing Committee for the Oddu of the Year in Cuba, Miguel Febles

Bandera del Año por la Comisión de la Letra del Año Miguel Febles

Diseases: Cerebro vascular problems (embolia, ischemia, etc.) and Skin diseases (leprosy, scabies, abscesses, boils, etc…)
With blood pressure disorders.
Of social interest:
1. Increase in imports and foreign aid.
2. Epidemics arriving from other countries affecting mainly children and the elderly.
3. New taxes of common interest.
4. Discontent and rebellion in some sectors of society.
5. Agricultural problems due to soil pollution.
6. Increase in problems caused by alcoholism.
7. Money scams in all their manifestations.

Advice:
1. Reinforce the sector of neurology.
2. Do a phytochemical study of the root of eucaliptus and caimito.
3. Establish a teaching system of behavioral norms.
4. Augment investments in pesticides and fertilizers.
5. Bear in mind false accusations and unfair judicial measures.
6. Highlight hygene when handling food.

Expressions associated with the Oddú:
1. The earth may rot, but will not die.
2. Do not pull your food from the fire before its time.
3. You will rarely see a hard working man in need.
4. He who has two arms and does not work is the father of lazyness.
5. The measure of an intelligent man is the sword with which he conquers his goals.
6. Strenght is found in union.
7. An arrow cannot kill an idea.
8. A crab builds his house but has no time to build the roof.
9. The turtle plants beans but has no time to harvest them.
10. A knife for your own throat.
11. You must first give in order to receive.

The Miguel Febles Padrón Committee for the Oddú of the Year wishes you a happy and prosperoud 2013.

Translation by Omimelli, blog.TheMysticCup.com

About Omimelli

I am a Olosha or Santera and for years I have been at the service of the Orisha and the community. I am initiated to Yemayá and my father in osha is Aganjú. I am also an initiate of Palo Mayombe and hold the title of Yaya Nkisi. As part of my daily devotional I spend time at my bóveda and work with my spirits on regular basis.
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