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The Awan of Olokun How do we perform this Cleansing Ceremony?

Awan of Olokun

Olokun She is a very great and powerful saint, for this Olodumare He entrusted him with the task of being the representation in the land of health and family.

One of the ways to perform ebbó at the foot of this saint is by executing an ajuan, this is a very simple work that can be done any day of the week.

Ingredients for the realization of the Awan of Olokun:

Pineapple for Olokun
  • A medium basket
  • One meter of blue fabric
  • Two candles
  • White plates

Food and grains:

  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground coffee
  • Coffee beans
  • Cornmeal
  • Grain corn
  • Rice
  • Red beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Jewish
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Caritas Beans
  • Sesame
  • gofio
  • Peanut


  • Two oranges
  • A Malanga
  • A sweet potato
  • A yucca
  • A piece of pumpkin
  • Piece of melon
  • Piece of Bomb Fruit
  • Mango
  • Guava
  • Pineapple

Other foods:

  • Two eggs
  • Gofio crowbars
  • Greaves and ladybugs
  • Pork lard

How is an Awan performed to the orisha of the ocean Olokun?

The first step to perform an ajuan to Olokun is to give the dead knowledge of what is going to be done.

For this, a service is placed for Eggún in the place of the house where he is attended regularly.

A lit candle, coffee, milk, rum, bread, candy, flowers, a glass of water, a gourd of water with sugar and a sample of the other foods consumed in the home are placed in it.

  1. Once this is done, the basket is lined with the blue cloth and placed on the ground.
  2. Each of the mentioned ingredients is taken and chopped, except for the eggs and butter, these are shown as they are.
  3. A representation of each of these elements is deposited on the different plates, which are placed in a circle around the basket.
  4. When everything has been organized, the two candles are lit for Olokun and with the help of his maraca they ask him for good things.

A few cents are deposited inside the basket and from highest to lowest they are cleaned in the house cephalocaudally (from head to toe) and the sample of the offerings are deposited inside the basket.

When everyone in the house has been cleaned, the remaining content of the dishes inside the basket is evacuated and the cloth is tied with seven knots.

This cargo must be deposited in the sea for the work to be complete.

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