Ọṣun fest 2019
Ore Yeye oo! Ọṣun!
'Ọṣun is the "unseen mother present at every gathering", because Ọṣun is the Yoruba understanding of the cosmological forces of water, moisture, and attraction. Therefore, she is believed to be omnipresent and omnipotent. Her power is represented in another Yoruba proverb which reminds us that "no one is an enemy to water" and therefore everyone has need of and should respect and revere Ọṣun, as well as her followers.
IBA ỌṣUN SEKESE
PRAISE TO THE GODDESS OF MYSTERY
Ọṣun is the force of harmony. Harmony which we see as beauty, feel as love, and experience as ecstasy. She, according to the ancients, was the only female Irunmole amongst the original 16 sent from the spirit realm to create the world. As such, she is revered as "Yeye" - the great mother of us all. When the male Irunmole attempted to subjegate Ọṣun due to her gender, she removed her divine energy (called ase by the Yoruba) from the project of creating the world and all subsequent efforts at creation were in vain. It was not until visiting with the Supreme Being, Olodumare, and begging for Ọṣun's pardon (as advised by Olodumare) that the world could continue to be created. But not before Ọṣun had given birth to a son. This son became Elegba, the great conduit of ase in the Universe, the eternal and infernal trickster.
Ọṣun is known as Iyalode, the "(explicitly female) chief of the market."  She is also known as Laketi, she who has ears, because of how quickly and effectively she answers prayers. When she possesses her followers, she dances, flirts and then weeps. If she comes into the world crying, then she is happy, but if she comes down laughing, she is livid.
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Venerate The River Goddess Ọṣun
Join The Kingdom of Oyotunji Village May 3, 4 & 5 2019
as we celebrate and venerate the River Goddess Ọṣun!
ỌṣUN YEYE OPO
MOTHER OF ABUNDANCE
Strong mother of many children Olomoyoyo. Warrior, ruler, beautiful regal one who sits at the top. Join us in honoring the mother of Oshogbo Nigeria and the female patron deity, the mother of Oyotunji Abule Yoruba, May .
Admission to Ọṣun Festival is $20. See below to process online payment.
Purchase festival passes $20 .
Complete outline of 2019 Odun Osun Festival:
Friday- Opening Day