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The Adimú and the Ebbó What you should know about the sacred offerings!

Adimú and Ebbó

According to the Yoruba patakin in Osa Tonti Oshé the world was being destroyed and Yemayá, our universal mother He went to the soothsayer Mefa to interpret the message that Olofin sent.

This fortune teller told him:

You must sacrifice to Olofin what you want the most and Yemayá to save the world from that flood offered Olofin his children Addi and Emu.

This is how Addimu arises in the Yoruba religion.

Our Iyá Yemayá made a very great sacrifice to save our humanity and leaves us as a teaching as we through Adimú and Ebbó can make sacrifices to save and save ourselves.

Here I leave the meaning of the Adimú and the Ebbó and other topics related to these sacred religious elements, 5 questions and their answers.

1. What is an Addimú?

The Addimuses are nothing more than the offering, the present, gift or offering that you make to the Oshas or Orishas.

Sometimes with the purpose of receiving something that he asks for, sometimes because he went to consult and it was sent to him and others as thanks for the great blessings received.

For example: In case you go to be consulted and in the Odu (sign) that comes out is Iré (a good), many times the Oshas or Orishas ask for an Addimú so that it is complete and signed that Iré and the arrival to you is well supported, firm.

The Addimú is usually placed at the foot of the tureens or representations of the deity, that is, in front of them and always for the time that the Osha or Orisha says when asked.

2. What is an Ebbó Addimú?

It is the Addimú that the Oshas or Orishas have indicated in the Diloggún (oracular system) and in the end Ebbó (cleaning) must be done with them.

In this case the Adimú do not pass through the body like the Ebbó. They only appear in the points of the body such as:

  • Forehead,
  • the neck,
  • shoulders,
  • the arms,
  • stomach,
  • knees and
  • the feet.

3. What is an Ebbó?

The ebboses are the cleanings or purifications that are made to the consulted and religious to eliminate, weaken and counteract the evil or instability that that person has on top.

The elements or animals that are destined for the Ebbó must be passed through its entire body.

So the meanings would be:

  • Ebbo: Religious work or ceremony that can be of offering, sacrifice or purification.
  • Addimu: They are the offerings or gifts that are given to the Yoruba or Orishas deities.

4. What elements are used in the Ebbses and Addimuses?

Many sacred elements are used, but among those that are mainly tasted are: fruits, vegetables, meats, cereals, animals, and so on.

Among the Addimú we can also use different gifts, such as:

  • Cloths to decorate the tureens of the Oshas or Orishas,
  • shells, stones or natural elements,
  • some attributes such as mirrors, bells, maracas, fans and ornate chests
  • In general, everything that you from your heart want to offer to your deity.

They also consist of making animal sacrifices, whether they are feathered animals or four-legged animals.

5. Where should the Addimú be put? Where are the Ebbses made?

All must be done in front of the corresponding Osha or Orisha, in the place indicated in the consultation or the one marked by the same deity by pulling the coconut.

Offerings and works are also usually taken to places in nature that represent the orishas, ​​for example, an offering to:

  • Yemaya the mother of the world, we take her to her salty waters, to the sea;
  • The goddess of love Oshún to its rivers and sweet waters,
  • King Shango owner of drums and fire, at the foot of a palm,
  • Owner of the Eleguá road and the iron king Oggun to the mountain, also to the warriors Oshosi and Osun
  • Father Obatalá at the foot of a mountainaña or places with natural elevations,
  • Oyá, Yewa or Obba the goddesses and death warriors, to the cemetery,
  • Aggayu Solá the giant of Osha and owner of volcanoes at the foot of the great ceiba,
  • orula, the soothsayer and interpreter of Ifa, on the river bank,

Remember: You must bear in mind that the Addimuses and Ebbses when indicated, must be carried out in a period of less than three days.

Why? Failure to do so can increase negativity or modify the way of attracting that good or removing the evil that the Diloggún marked at the time of the consultation.

It is our responsibility to do the rituals when the Orishas mark it, and as we always say, doing ebbó and complying with the Orishas will always save us. Trust that the word of our deities never falls to the ground!

Meet some powerful Ebbó and Addimus that you can perform on behalf of the Orishas:

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