The following verses from the Odù Ifá were rendered by Chief Priest Ifáyẹmi Ọ̀ṣúndàgbonù Elebuibon as part of an interview conducted for Tani Olohun’s YouTube channel.
The Yorùbá sage Òrúnmìlà proposed that the Òrìṣà (deities) worshiped as gods and goddesses, were once men and women of exceptional talent who became venerated as heroic ancestors after their deaths. Gradually, the veneration of the virtous qualities of these ancestors evolved and expanded until their human origins became mostly overlooked.
Òrúnmìlà says, it is humans who live and ascend to become deities
I say, it is the humans who live and ascend to become deities
The Father of Words garnished with unqualifiable wisdom…