Orisha Olorun T-Shirt


This Orisha Olorun T-Shirt depicts a cosmic background of eternity. Comes in most sizes.

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Olòrún is the owner of the heavens and is commonly associated with the sun. The vital energy of Olòrún manifests in humans as ashé, which is the life force that runs through all living things. The Supreme God, Olòrún, has three manifestations: Olodumare, the Creator; Olòrún, ruler of the heavens; and Olofi, who is the conduit between orun (heaven) and ayé (earth). Olòrún rules orun, while humans live in ayé. Typically, humans do not interact directly with him, but they receive the life-giving energy from the sun and recognize the power of Olòrún over their lives. Olòrún is a god of peace, purity and harmony. He is a primordial orisha and father to Odudua and Obàtálá by his wife, Olokun (who, you have learned is both male and female). In similar manner, no gender is typically assigned to Olòrún, as he transcends human limitations.

The Creation of the World
According to mythology, the world was a marshy wasteland, devoid of human presence. In the sky lived many gods – including Olodumare, the owner of the sky. These gods would sometimes descend from the sky on spider webs and play in the marshy waters below.

One day, Olòrún called Obàtálá to create solid land in the marshy waters. He gave Obàtálá a pigeon, a hen adn some sand. In obedience, the orisha descended to the waters and threw the sand into a small space. He set the pigeon and hen free, which began to scratch the sand and move it around. Soon, the birds covered a large area of the marshy waters and created solid ground.

When the orisha reported back to Olòrún, a chameleon was sent to observe what has been accomplished. The chameleon discovered that the earth was wide by not dry. After some time, the chameleon was sent to inspect the work again. This time, the chameleon found wide, dry land, which was consequently called ife (meaning “wide”) and ile (meaning “house”). All other towns and societies later developed from of Ile-Ife, and it has been respected and regarded as a sacred spot. It remains the home of the Oni, the spiritual leader of the Yorubas.

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