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Okunrin Ogun ( A Short Yoruba Myth) Fiction. by illicit(m): 1:38pm On Dec 15, 2017
Pls encourage literature in our native tongues..... dont let the English language invade every sphere of our being and existence....
After all Tiwa n tiwa....


OKUNRIN OGUN


Ori agba re e. O san ju oju agba re e lo.
A difa fun okunrin alagbara kan ti oruko re nje Baba Isale nigba ti o gbo wipe iyawo oun ti oun fe ni isu loka, Egbin, lo n ba Alujoonu kan ti oun gbe ni idi Oro se pansaga. Ti Osupa oju orun sin nse eleri won.


Sugbon Babalawo ni ko lo juba Ile nitori wipe Lala to roke, Ile lon bo wa.

Nigba to di asale, Baba Isale dogbon, O gbe ibon re o si dibon bi eni wipe oun lo si igbo ode.

Leyin iseju melo die, O yo gba ona ehin wole sugbon ko ba iyawo re nile. O si ti ko gbogbo dukia re paapaa.

Baba isale binu. O fara ya.
Sebi bi obinrin ba fe koni sile. A si gbe ori re kale nitori wipe owo ori naa ni oko lo san si ile baba re ni ojo igbeyawo...
Baba Isale ju ataare si enu. O da ogogoro je. O ji enu wuye wuye.
O tu ito soke, o fi oju gba a. O leri, O leka.

Sugbon O ko, ko juba Ile.

Osupa n wo o, O rerin muse. Oun fi baba naa se yeye.

Baba Isale ran Shango, Jakuta, Orisa oke lati lo kolu igi oro ti Egbin ati ololufe re n reju labe re.

Ina so lara igi naa. Igi faya. O si wo lu awon mejeeji mole.

Inu Baba Isale dun. Ori re wu. O gbe oju soke, O mo Osupa loju. O kapa soke. O fo feere. O doke. O fe towo bo Osupa loju.

Sugbon nigba ti yoo fi fo de ori oke ti o ga ju lo. Osupa ranju mo o.
Eru ba a.

O takiti. O rebo. O wa fe ja si wipe, Lala to roke, ile lon bo bi oro awon agba.

Sugbon, Baba Isale da bi ogbon.
O ranti oun ti Ifa wi, O si tu ero ara re pa.
O yo ado ti o so mo idi. O sii, o si da adin inu re mu, ti o si n pe ayajo wipe....

" gudugudu kan kii fi igba kan tura sile...
Enikan kii fi eyin ako ologbo ba ile.... abbl"


Lesekese ni Baba Isale yipada ti o di efufulele ati iji.
Oju orun suu dudu bi aro. Ara san paaraaraaa!!!
Ojo si ro katakata si ori Ile....
Bayi ni Baba isale se parada ti o di Ojo di oni oloni yii.....

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Re: Okunrin Ogun ( A Short Yoruba Myth) Fiction. by illicit(m): 2:01pm On Dec 15, 2017
do not mind that I omitted the marks (ami) its not just available on my device, hence why I made the story short.
I must say I was compelled to write this as I noticed that all the stories on this section are always in English.... we shouldnt neglect our mothertongues as well as the coming genearations will soon find it difficult to relate in their natural language soo of this trend continues..... Tiwantiwa...
Abeg help me push this to fp...

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PS
how can I put appropriate marks on the letters, somebody tell me, so that I can make the sequel more inviting and easy to read for readers
Re: Okunrin Ogun ( A Short Yoruba Myth) Fiction. by Creamyebony2017: 12:30am On Dec 31, 2017
More grace to your elbow....I love this
Re: Okunrin Ogun ( A Short Yoruba Myth) Fiction. by AryEmber(f): 10:12am On Dec 31, 2017
There's only one word for this piece, brilliant! Wish I can help you with the ami stuff but I have no idea too. By the way, I read in the story that a male cat does not land on its back(around that incantation area), is this true illicit?
Re: Okunrin Ogun ( A Short Yoruba Myth) Fiction. by illicit(m): 10:48am On Dec 31, 2017
AryEmber:
There's only one word for this piece, brilliant! Wish I can help you with the ami stuff but I have no idea too. By the way, I read in the story that a male cat does not land on its back(around that incantation area), is this true illicit?

Awwwww thanks. I am impressed that you can read it, and you even love it. Thanks.
Ok about the Tom cat, well I honestly think its superstition. My mum believes it tho.

Btw I wrote an English version too
I will post it below here
Re: Okunrin Ogun ( A Short Yoruba Myth) Fiction. by illicit(m): 10:59am On Dec 31, 2017
Aryember

This is the English version titled Down falls


It suffices that the Elder perished here than the Elder was captured here. We divined for the Chief also known as Down who sleeps in a basket as his leg obstructs the street, he was the patron of the tortoise that cultivates the sky and the son of a bitch.
It happened that he eavesdropped and learnt that his wife who tied a hundred wrappers but none reached her knees was seeing the marabou that owns a well but baths with spittle... The Moon was their witness. Down was irritated but Ifa warned him of limitations.
So he went to consult his alter ego under the river that just flows and to hunt an alibi where neither the Sun nor the Moon penetrates, it was so dark and eerily silent, you could only hear yourself meditate and maybe Oluweri would counsel you... Oluweri kept a pet, Dark Secrets.
Then he went to the house he built with cotton wool but his wife had absconded. She should have left her head behind, he paid for it. The moon giggled outside where he ate Cayenne pepper and invoked Sango who sent flames to consume the lovers and veiled the sky.
He raised his head and shoulders and levitated, he would surprise the lunatic Moon, teach it to mock, kick it around... He mused as he rose. The World watched. As he peaked the highest mountain, the clouds shifted and he beheld the immensity of the Moon. He was upset. The moon stared him down as he grabbed the clouds futilely and fell because they were slippery... He remembered the Oracle and promised not to fall the way he was, he pronounced the mantra for transfiguration and became a Downpour. So the Chief also known as Down fell on the World....

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Re: Okunrin Ogun ( A Short Yoruba Myth) Fiction. by AryEmber(f): 12:59pm On Dec 31, 2017
illicit:


Awwwww thanks. I am impressed that you can read it, and you even love it. Thanks.
Ok about the Tom cat, well I honestly think its superstition. My mum believes it tho.

Btw I wrote an English version too
I will post it below here
Did know that I actually understood the Yoruba version than this English version? Nice though.
Re: Okunrin Ogun ( A Short Yoruba Myth) Fiction. by illicit(m): 1:07pm On Dec 31, 2017
AryEmber:
Did know that I actually understood the Yoruba version than this English version? Nice though.

Really?
Nice one. Thanks a lot.
You can kindly check out my other stories too and see if you will like them

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