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What is Moyugbar? The greeting, the tribute


mojugbar, say hi. The word Moyugba comes from the Yoruba emi - Yo; ayugba - greeting, which literally means "I greet you", although it is also given the meaning of: "I pay tribute" and "Praise him."

Moyugba a Olofi means: "I salute Olofi", "I pay tribute to Olofi" and "Praise be Olofi".

The practitioners of the yoruba religion They give this phrase a very spiritual meaning and closely linked to the deities of the pantheon, it is a sacred word loaded with spirituality and faith.

It is a ritual to greet correctly and show affection, respect and devotion for the deities, for the ancestors, for the family and for the land.

Moyugba How is it done?

La moyugba Is divided into three parts.

The first starts with a greeting to Olodumare, calling him by all names and recognizing him for being the Divine Creator and his omnipotence.

After paying homage to Oloddumare, tribute is paid to two ancestors who played an important role in the scheme of the Yoruba or Lucumí religion: Asedá (Ashedá) and Akodá, the first two disciples of Orunmila, who learned the word of Ifá and the they helped spread it among humanity.

Afterwards, tribute is paid to the mother (Iyatobi) and the father (Babatobi), the two most essential beings in the family.

The mother in the saint or father in the saint is greeted. In this part the name of the Guardian Angel of each person in particular is said first.

With Moyugba, It also pays tribute to Ara, the Earth, the planet, and Ile, the ground we step on.

Greetings to The Eggun:

The second section of a moyugba It consists of greetings to the eggunes, thanking them for their help and asking for their permanent guidance.

Then godmothers and godfathers and other assistants are greeted.

I pray to the Supreme God:

The third part of Moyugba It consists of a prayer to Oloddumare and the divinities, asking for the welfare of the devotees and the family and imploring them protection from all evil.

Prayers of Moyugba

This is how homage is paid in moyugba rituals:

Moyugba I salute or pay tribute to:

Olofín Owner of the Palace

Olorún Owner of the sky

Olodumare. Owner of the vast expanse of the universe

Alabosudayé The global protectors of the earth

Alabosunilé. The protectors of the earth

Alayé The first living being (God)

Elemi. The owner of the breath

Ashedá and Akodá The divine messengers

Ayaí odún The days gone by

Oní Odón The present day

Odún olá The days to come, the future

Baba Father

Iyá Mother

Yey mom

Ará Body; the planet

Ilé The ground we step on; the house where we are

With fresh water I make it the fresh way, the fresh house,

cool intelligence, cool money, cool hands, cool

be the health of our father (elder).

Water for the dead, water for the earth that sustains us, water

for the Sun.

Gbogbowán olodó Those who left our path and live on the edge of the river (The deceased Olorishas)

Araorún (Araonú) Citizens of Heaven

Oluwó Priest of Ifá

Iyalosha Mother of saint; priestess

Babalosha. Holy Father; priest

Omó kolagbá High priest gifted and recognized in all aspects of religion.

Mbelesé at the foot of Ibá é layén t'orún (t'orún) Those who have departed from earth to heaven (orún reré)

Alagbá lagbá All the elders, present or not (lit. an elder among elders)

Otoku. he or she who passed away

Timbelayé. Firm in the other world

Kinkamashé. The blessing

Ojigbona (Oyugbona) Iyá or Babálorisha initiation assistant

Oriaté The highest ranking priest who performs the ceremonies

Emí naní. Me; myself

Gbogbó kalenú Those present in the house

Igboro Visitors

Aburo (abure) Brother or sister

Ashiré Little boy; another meaning: that rides or is a horse of the Orishas (person who is possessed by an Orisha)

Kalé ilé Everyone in the house.

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