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In the fixed order of Orunmila, Oyeku-Meji occupies the second position.
Oyeku-Meji is the Black Disk or Hole.Odu signifies darkness and unhappiness and warns of death, sickness, worries and a bad omen, yet also carries with it the solution to all these problems.It symbolizes all those forces which can never be known.It is an image of those forces that create the nightSpeaks of the comings and goings between heaven and earthThe messenger of deathPhysical element = FirePhysical body element = Hairs of body and Neck.Children would be disposed to be agriculturalised, masons, or market masters.Wisdom of the departed Ancestors.Symbol of the fish, for it was this Odu that brought food/nourishment into the world.Organization of wisdomThis Odu denotes that death and all other evil will appear or disappearFrom a child to adulthood hence death of childThis Odu represent the power of spiritual transformation as well as physical reincarnationWe are composed of flesh and death;Turn and return, father of transformations.
An honest sage is no longer in existenceA truthful person is very rare indeedWhen I no longer have any reliable person to confide inI choose to keep my thoughts withinThose are the declarations of the oracle for Ajao who is being befriended by earthly beingsand heavenly beingsHe was asked to offer sacrifice, He compliedAlas, all the human beings seeking my friendship I harken notMy thoughts had been kept within meAll heavenly beings seeking my friendshipI am not interested in your friendshipI have kept my thoughts within me.This Odu is the incarnation of Jesus. The son of God was called Jewesun in heaven and was told to make sacrifice in order to survive the plot that was going to be hatched by human beings against him on earth. He was told to give to Esu, which he bluntly refused to do. he however agreed to make a small ebo. The Awos told him that if he did not make the sacrifice to Esu, it was the agents of the earth that would kill him and shorten his life and missionary works. But since he had made the small ebo, he would awaken after three days and his fame would outlive him, after his return to heaven.When Jewesun got to the world, as he was about to begin his work of preaching the objectivity of truth, the way people lived in heaven and the love of God for his creations. Esu appeared to him in dreams and warned him that God had given him, Esu, Alewelishe, Onisegun, the influence of all that existed in the planetary system. Esu told Jewesun that if he did not give him what he asked, Jewesun would have himself to blame because he would cause his followers to destroy him. Jewesun once again refused to recognize Esu. Jewesun was actually killed or went home 33 years after he began his works on earth.
Let us behave gently,That we may die peacefully;That our children may stretch out their handsUpon us in burial.
Death rejoiced at man's creation,He plundered humans at will to eat,Two Rats were playing on land,Two fishes were playing in water,The hen had laid its eggs and gone to roost,The goat had delivered many kids,The strong three year old Ram,The fat male Cow endowed with beefy flesh,were all created to appease Death,This assemblage of live stockGave Death neither appeasement no satisfaction,Death continued to focus,His gaze on the human flesh.