At the yoruba religion Each Orisha has her favorite offerings, also her own plants, flowers, attributes, and foods. Although most of the addimú (offerings) that we know of are food, drinks are also provided to the deities.
All these offerings and elements of nature as a whole form ties between us and the Orisha, because it establishes a special connection through the offering.
When to make offerings to the Orishas?
To provide an addimu to an Orisha you do not necessarily have to be in trouble, it is offered from the heart so that the Orisha knows that you care for him, you consent to him, that you respect him, that you are grateful that he is in your life and for that energy to enter both get stronger every day.
The action of gratitude to the Orisha that we do through her tastes and offering her Addimú (offerings) also strengthens the feelings of good protection, health, stability and tranquility in our life, we must never stop being grateful to our deities.
The offerings are made when the orisha or the dead person has requested it through a consultation, although many times we are guided by our intuition, wanting to provide what we know the deity likes.
Remember that there are also taboos for the orishas, that is, elements, be they plants, drinks or foods that are to the liking of the deities and their offer may annoy you.
Addimú of drinks for the Orishas:
Just as it is valuable for us to know the tastes of each Orisha, it is also important to know how to prepare their food and drinks properly.
Here are some of the main drinks offered to the Orishas and Eggun, in the first column their name is presented in Yoruba.
|Adimu Ohun Mimu (beverages)||beverage||Orisha|
|Anise||Oshosi, Obatala, Oddua|
|Asará ekó or Saraeko||Water, cornmeal, honey, prodigious herb and cascarillaThese components cannot be absent, but cocoa butter, brandy, milk and white sugar are also mixed.||To all the Orishas and Egguns|
|Emu||Unsalted white dry wine||Eleggua, Babaluaye,|
|Ekó gboná or ekó mimú ||Atol (corn flour dissolved in milk and spices such as cinnamon and others are added) of cornstarch||All the orishas|
|mimú eko omondé||Soursop champola, Anón or Cherimoya||Obatala, Oddua|
|Mimu shinkafá||Horchata (sugary drink) of rice||Obatala, Oddua|
|Amati mimu||Sesame horchata||Obatala, Oddua|
|Almond Horchata||Obatala, Oddua|
|oje ireke||Guarapo (juice of caña)||Eleggua, Ogun|
|oje bara||Melon juice||Yemaya, Olokun, Oyá|
|Eggnog with red wine and cinnamon||Nana Buruku|
|Red wine||Shango, Aggayu, Oyá|
|Osayin Gari||Cassava flour atol||Obatalá, Oddúa, Shango, Dada, and Aggayú|
|Omí gboná / omí dudu||Café||egguns|
|oti||Schnapps||Ogun, Eleggua, Oshosi|
|shekete||Fermented sour orange drink||All the Orishas|