Featured Priest Chief Ifawole: The Iyaami

Posted on 03 October 2009 by Babalawo Aworeni

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The Iyaami are the women that guide Olodumare. They go by the name Aje or Iyaami .
The three Iyaami that primarily guide Olodumare are called
Ayere Eiye
Ayere Eiye
Oyeye Eiye Ti Se Oniko Eleiye.
These three Iyaami not only guide Olodumare, but they empower the Aje on the earth.
They are the ones that originally sent the Aje to the World .
The three Iyaami have supreme power over Aje on earth and they are the ones who initiated and spread Aje throughout the World .
The Aje on earth fall into two categories, Oso, which are male Aje and the Eleiye which are female Aje.
Esu has ability to enter among both Oso and Eleiye. No one can choose to initiate Aje/Iyaami, they choose who they want to initiate and “call” that person.
No one can say they have initiated to Iyaami or say they can initiate you. No one can have or give a shrine to the Iyaami or Aje.
If someone claims to have an Iyaami shrine, can give a shrine, to have been initiated to Iyaami or wants to initiate you, they are speaking falsely.
It is impossible to truthfully make these claims.
There is no specific shrine to Aje.
To feed the Aje one must either feed them through Esu, Orita meta (3 road junction) or the Iroko tree.
No one knows the actual Aje shrine, however according to Elders and what Ifa says, we know that the name of their house is called Ota and the name of their shrine is called Idi.
No one knows the actual place of the Idi and if they do they can NEVER say..
The general belief of the Yoruba people is that the Aje are wicked and they must always be respected and feared.
The Yoruba hold this belief about the Aje because the Aje are known to torture, kill, and punish harshly anyone that disrespects or crosses them. Also many ill-gotten gains are obtained with the help of the Aje.
To see the good face of the Aje one must make proper sacrifice.
There are three types of earthly Aje: Dudu, Funfun, and Pupa.
The Aje Dudu do not directly kill people, however they torture people to the point of death. They deprive people from getting their destined success.
The Aje Pupa, also known as Oso, kill people directly. They use knives and have been known to slaughter many people.
The Aje Funfun give blessings, knowledge and they do not destroy. However, if a person is rude to them, they will deal with them harshly and punish severely.
The Aje Funfun tend to provide messages of knowledge and blessings to those that they help. They are mosly good but can be wicked if provoked.102_2261 Chief Ifawole Idowu Awominure: Chief Ifawole was born and raised in Ile- Ife and comes from the Agesinyowa compound. He was born into a family of highly respected babalawos. Chief Ifawole specializes in Ifa and is active in the Obatala community. He has many omo Awo at home and abroad and has initiated many Ifa devotees. He holds the title Lisa, second to the Oluwa in the Ogboni Fraternity.
Ifa koni je ki a ri ija Eleiye ase o.

28 Comments For This Post

  1. Iyalode Ifalami Aworeni Says:

    Aboru Aboye my dear son Owolabi,
    Many thanks for the clarification on Aje,Iyami Osoronga. you are correct and I am pleased with the public information that you have given. I was called by our mothers not to long ago to be one of them. It is true one must be called, since then they have been channeling and guiding me thru many different instructions as to what to do and follow.
    Modupe
    Abeni is my name

  2. Ifaleye Says:

    Aboru Aboye Abosise

    Once again mo dupe for this lesson

  3. adewale Says:

    I never knew this kind of website was existing until i used the yoruba version of google to ask some questions as regards the agbalagbas especially eleye dudu. How would you know if a spiritualist is using the power of eleye dudu or funfun? is aje dudu more powerful than funfun? can aje funfun deliver someone from the punishment of aje dudu? who has overall say amongs dudu, pupa and funfun? And finally, who is the general head of ajes in the whole of yoruba land and how can one get to know a sincere and powerful aje funfun?

  4. Ifagbenusola Aworeni Says:

    Àború àboyè abosíse

    Every topic I read, I stay happier because the quality of what you write is great, but I ask you, would not be possible there was also translation into Portuguese or Spanish, Brazilians are very interested in issues relating to Indigenous Yoruba Traditions. This was just a small suggestion for the webmaster, that more people here learn more about the true theology Yoruba.
    My respects to all.,
    Ogbó àtó Asure o
    O dábò!

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  6. Oloye Iyalase Says:

    Aboru Aboye Baba We give thanks for this information….there are many who want to know…what is not rare to “not know” and to to be unaware that one is in the group of “no knowing”

    Igbo Iyalase

  7. Oloye Orawale Oranfe Says:

    E ku ojo meta! I take this opportunity to inform my Revered Elders in Ile- Ife and Yorubaland through this medium of ASE ODUN OLOKUN being hosted by EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE, Republic Trinidad & Tobago on Sun.14th. Feb. 2010. May leave and permission be granted by our Revered Elders so that the rituals we performed be blessed with the consrnt of Powers Terrestial and Celestial.Long live the aged and wise of our most Sacred Tradition. Oloye Orawale Oranfe

  8. Toyin Adepoju Says:

    Iyalode Ifalami Aworeni Abeni,
    Is it possible for us to coomunicate? I am doing some research on Awon Iya Wa and would like some guidance.I will acknowledge any assistance you give me in my work.
    My email adss is toyin.adepoju@googlemail.com
    Thanks.
    Toyin

  9. Oliveira Says:

    Hello everyone. I am from Paris.. en France.. i would like to meet one Babalawo.. try to know more about this religion ; i am passioned about it.
    I would like know about me and my life.. “i heard” they have like a Opêlé ifa to know the thigs about live.. Thank you all..
    I will wait yours answers.
    My eamils is..
    fabiopeito@yahoo.fr

  10. diego lopez Says:

    Aboye aboru babalawo, I could tell because Iyami not received then tell me that you receive? there are red, black and white as that style of power serve please notify diegolop89@hotmail.com

  11. Sandra Fasolabi Says:

    Aboru, Aboye, Abosise, I was reading the post about Iyami and observed that were mentioned only two names for three iyami, v.g: Ayere Eiye, Ayere Eiye and Oyeye Eiye Ti Se Oniko Eleiye. I think that the second name is a repeatition of the first one. I will be grateful for your response.
    Ase o!

  12. ricardo Says:

    Chief Idowu Ifawole Awominure: Mojuba! please take me one doubts Mr. it said that no one can be initiated in yiaami? I want to know if we can have accents in our Yiaami Ilé? Well here in Brazil all have Ilé Yiaami Babalawos many accents and accent. and want to know if this right? And if a man can have Yiaami accent and make offerings to her!

    Thanks! The Dabo.

  13. IFAGBEMI EJIOGBE Says:

    My respectful greeting to all Araba, Chiefs, Oluwo-Ifa, Olorisa Olo-Osayin,
    All Elders-Chiefs of Egungun society,Ogboni-Elders,Onile’s Counsel,Oro Elders,Iyanifa and all other Brother & Sisters that with their contribution founded Orisada.com. My name is Frank Ifagbemi Rivero an iniciate Oni-Sango in 1975, in Miami Florida & into Ifa in 1980, in the same city, 3rd generation Ifa priest. I’ve been observing your website for a while,And now seeing several conflicts arising where Orunmila& All Orishas are conserned;I think is time to join& sided for my first duties, wich is the cleansig & presevation of Ifa & Orisha religion and culture here where I’m at.When I say joining in fully I mean siding with sacred traditional Yoruba Ifa /Orishas religion & rituals and help open the eyes and mind with out and all out war between factions;created basically by our ignorance caused preciselly for lack of literatures and geographical distances I’m sure what is happening now is not what Orunmila had in mind for all of us, the way I see it we all are his sons & daughter before his & our Orishas /Ancestors. Hoping to continue corresponding with all of your permission from now on and thanking all in advance a friend & brothers in U.S.A. Frank Ifagbemi Rivero

  14. IFAGBEMI EJIOGBE Says:

    TO:ALL OLUWOS/ELDERS. MY APOLOGIES FOR THE WAY MY FIRST TEXT E-MAIL MIGHT’VE SOUNDED OR SEEN TO ALL CONCERNED,AS IT’S OBVIOUS PHONES&ELECTRONIC MESSANGER HAS A WAY OF DISTORTING THE CONVEYING OF MESSAGES.IN NO WAY WAS IT MEANT TO SET OFF ANY DISCORD;SPECIALLY SINCE I SEE THIS IS A WEBSITE FOR THE INTERCHANGE OF VALUABLE INFORMATION ACROSS OCEANS AND CONTINENTS.ALL I MEANT TO OFFER HELP IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE AS PER EXAMPLE:UNDERSTAND THE MIND-FRAME OF US WESTERNER BABALAWOS OF GOOD FAITH WHO’VE MAINTAIN THE FAITH AND WORKS OF IFA/ORISHA WITH LIMITED KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING(WITHOUT EGO)AND WHO’VE PATIENTLY WAITED FOR THE DAY OF”COMING TOGETHER”WITH THE CRADLE OF IFA/ORISHA.ONCE MORE MY APOLOGIES,AS ALL CAN TELL I DONT MAKE A GOOD DI PLOMAT AS MY ORISHA IM A MAN OF ACTION,ORUNMILA IS MY BALANCE.AS PER KNOWLEDGE I’LL BE IN TOUCH W/MANY QUESTION ON ALMOST ALL TOPICS TO DISIPATE A FEW MISCONCEPTION W/WHICH WE HAVE WRESTLE FOR ALMOST 2 CENTURIES. THANKING ALL IN ADVANCE, SINCERELY IFAGBEMI EJIOGBE.

  15. IFAGBEMI EJIOGBE Says:

    ABORU,ABOYA,ABOSISE.
    AS I STATED EARLIER FOR NOW ANY HELPFUL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ORIGEN OF OPKUELE (WHICH WE HAD IT AS THE 8 SONS OF ORUNMILA IWORIEJI);AND THE ADQUISITION OF EQUIN-FA BY ORUNMILA WHICH WE HAVE2 VERSION THE VERSE OF ORUNGAN/ORISABI-ESU AND ESU, ODU-ORUNMILA IN OGBE-DI AND IFA AWAKENING.
    YOUR ARTICLE IN OCT,18, 2009 ELEMENTS OF IFA PART III. IS VERY INTERETING.
    THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE
    IFAGBEMI EJIOGBE

  16. Iya omitoke Says:

    Aboru Aboye I have read about the iyaami and if you can help me understand these dreams that I’m having don’t know if this ihas to do with any of these forces but it’s surely something beyond my cabibility of understanding please reply .

  17. William Torres Says:

    I wanted to aks permission to post this summary on face book. I trust it is appropriate and brief enough to discuss our topic. I give thank to Olodumare, Ifa, ancestor, orisa and Agbaye for his service to us all. Ire O

  18. kingshoodfcacademy@yahoo.com Says:

    pls i need contact of head of babalawo becos am a afa yinka frm kwara state pls i hv something to ask baba agbalagba,all d way u explain dis thing s confirm pls i need ur communicate

  19. goddess Says:

    I’ll like to know who calls pple into the eleye fold?

  20. olufemi oluyitan Says:

    Much as i apprciate your effots so impart our sacred knowledge to the World,i would be more grateful to you,for a whollyn YORUBA LANGUAGE post of these our only heritage to be cherished and revered,and it will also encourage our children interest in our language and culture,that has made the Yoruba unique and special.
    Aboru boye,aboye bosise,Oodua agbe wa o, Aamin,Ase.

  21. kingshood Says:

    salam 2 all my pple tijanniyat ibrahimya inyass,according to our mentol maolana sheilk ibrahim inyass take evrtng is one,all what ifa say if not becos of sheilk ibrahim i will nt understand what is saying thank almight allah ad mohammed rosululahi ad thank ifa evrytng is one,i surpport all what god creat,ifa is true

  22. Apetebi owonriomoba tutu Says:

    Aboru boye , subject to adele on November 19 2009 @ 8.09. I will like to know your sneers to his questions.. I just thought I shouldn’t repeat it since that’s my questions aswell. Ifa gbewaooo

  23. Rudinei Borba Says:

    Gostaria de saber se afinal é correto ou errado que vem sendo feito no Brasil, onde estão vendendo iniciações em Ìyáàmi?

    Agradeço a resposta

  24. Judith Douglas Says:

    Iboru Iboye Ibosis Baba,

    Thank you for the guidance concerning the Iyami, much Peace to them. Please keep updating your website, as it is the official sight for true Ifa knowledge……

    I pray Orumila get me to Nigeria to be with my brothers and sisters soon……Ifa is my life.

  25. kunle Says:

    Aboru aboye baba, how can one get the help of aje funfun? Ona wo leniyan le gba lati ri iranlowo aje funfun?

  26. kunle Says:

    Baba Ifawole, please how can I See you for spiritual help?

  27. Adekunle Says:

    Baba Ifawole, please how can I See you for spiritual help?

  28. Mayowa Says:

    Aburo boye i really appreciate this site is a very good and useful. Pls i will like to ask a question what is the different between Awo funfun ati Aje funfun and how can some one become the member and where can some one meet them and how can some one sink for there help. Thanks .

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