As we close day two of Project 256, I thought I’d share a patakí from the odu Okana Ejioko (1-2). Read the story and think about its theme; it presents yet another side to the odu Okana Ejioko rarely discussed or thought of.
Obatalá stood before all the orishas. A quiet murmuring filled the room as they whispered among themselves. Silently, he counted all their heads, and when he was sure everyone was present, he raised a hand to silence them. Bit-by-bit, the murmuring died.
“This world is a world of laws, of ethics, and of morals!” Obatalá said, speaking loudly so everyone could hear him. “Olódumare made me the orisha of laws, ethics, and morals. But the world is a big place, and I cannot do my job alone.”
He looked at each orisha with questioning eyes. “Who here shares my love of laws? Who here shares my love…
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