If you want to please to the great Orisha Shango Here is this Addimú (offering) that she loves and is one of her favorites.
Shango is the king of the drum, the king of the Yoruba religion, he is a warrior and vigilante Osha.
He is identified by his virile strength, and in nature by lightning and thunder. The joy, bravery and intensity of life make Shango one of the most powerful Oshas in the Yoruba Pantheon.
The Warrior's Favorite Food: Amalá Ilá for Shango
Corn flour and okra they will be the main ingredients in this offering, which although very powerful is easy to make.
Remember, Shango is usually asked in a respectful but energetic way, always with faith, will and a lot of love. You ask from the heart, and he will grant it whenever it is opportune on your way.
This Addimú is called Amalá Ilá "flour with okra"
- 1/2 or 1 Cup of Cornmeal (depends on the amount you offer)
- 6 Quimbombós (also known as okra, gombo, molondrón, candia, belmosco and ñajú)
- 1 cup of milk
- Corojo butter
- Sal Island
- 2 candles
- Deep white plate
How do we prepare the Amalá Ilá as an offering for Shango?
- First you wash the Okra and cut it into small slices.
- In a container you pour 1 cup of milk and añagive the cornmeal.
Recommendation: If you don't want lumps to form, you can put the flour with milk 1 hour before making this meal, so the flour is diluted and settles better.
- Then brown the okra with corojo butter in a frying pan, when it is almost done añagive salt and pepper.
- Put the container with flour and milk on the fire and añafrom the cooked okras.
- Let it cook for a while over low heat without stopping stirring so that it does not stick in the container. If you use a wooden spoon much better.
- When you see that the flour is already cooked, turn it off and let it cool.
- Beware! Hot cornmeal causes severe burns.
Presentation of the Offering to Shango:
The prepared foods are poured into a deep white plate and served hot at the foot of Shango. You can also remove the lid and put it on top of it.
You light your 2 candles, you play the maraca, you ask your kneeling blessing or if you are the son of Shango with his greeting.
You give him knowledge of the offering you deposit and tell him what you need from him. Always remember to thank Kabiosile.
After 6 days deliver the adimú in a palm:
The Amalá Ilá will be there for 6 days, each day you must light its candles for a while and on the sixth day that offering will go to the foot of a palm with 6 cents.
If you are aleyo and you want to make this offering, you can do it. In that case the work must be deposited during the 6 days up, choose a clean and tidy place in the house.
In this life everything is achieved with faith and Shango always listens to us, attends us, protects us and protects us as a good warrior, we only have to do well, with humility and love in this life, and your blessings will be delivered to us, you trust.