The Orisha Oroiña descends from Orisha oko, Yoruba deity that is in intimate relationship with the Sun, a powerful star that symbolizes life, light and energy, virtues that the same star offers to humanity.
Through the sun the crops grow and develop for this reason it is linked with the holy farmer.
Oroiña is represented through fire.
Oroiña is the representation of fire, an important natural element that is responsible for creating life and destruction at the same time, the Orisha immortalizes the flames present in the core of the Earth.
In turn, it is related to volcanic lava and the presence of earthquakes on the earth's face.
Did you know these facts about Oroiña?
1 This saint was rewarded with the virtue of having molded the great rocks, the mountainsañas and the mountain ranges, places where saints go to seek their presence in order to seal pacts, perform rituals and offer tributes.
2 Oroiña stands within the Osha according to the research of many of the scholars such as the mother and father of Aggayu Solá the Orisha, which is represented by the Volcano, hence for these researchers the power of Aggayú to dominate the fiery lava is derived.
3 This deity is not crowned in the Osha due to the magnitude of his strength, habita next to Aggayú Sola, so they must be treated at the same time.
Both deities share many of the addimus and other offerings, it is important to mention the fact that many times they make pacts and work for a common good.
4 Oroiña personifies anger, a negative feeling that clouds the senses and makes hasty decisions, hence the popular phrase arises within religion:
I felt a hot flash rising.
Sentence used to describe a feeling of impending discomfort.
What does Oroiña symbolize for the Babalawos?
The Babalawos or Oluos They are only the men who have been consecrated in the sacred Rule of Ifá, through which they develop a series of rituals that are closely related to orula, deity to which the gift of divination belongs.
For the Babalawos, Oroiña represents a very important religious power since this Orisha represents fire and energy, which makes him a deity of foundation.
In the same way, he is closely related to Olorun, one of the Orishas who has the highest hierarchy within the Yoruba Pantheon.