"Oro" The Deity no woman ever sets her eyes on

On Tuesday, I got a call from my mum, telling me, I had to get home before six pm, as there has been information that the "Oro" deity was coming out. Things is we got a new King at my end after such a long battle and according to the Yoruba tradition, the Oro deity must come out. Sharply I carried my bag and rushed straight home. By 5.30pm, the streets were deserted, window blinds were pulled down

"Oro" is a deity that the woman never sets are eyes on, anyone who sees it never live to tell the tales, as she would be the sacrificial lamb. It is a revered deity, even a man who is not strong enough, he could also be used as a sacrificial lamb. Sacrificial Lambs are needed for make rituals for the coronation of the King.

'Lara A


  1. Blogger must be acting up. You suddenly stopped showing up on my blogroller. So, went through the posts I missed. Maya's poem is one of my favorites. She's extrodinary. And, Girl, you look terrific in green. Definitely your color!!! If I hadn't lived in Africa I wouldn't understand Oro's visit.

  2. do they still do oro? it's been long i heard about that,and where exactly are you talking about

  3. I've heard of Oro before. I think it's interesting that we still have kings that practice needs to go.

  4. @ Kittie: Love Maya's works, she is a great author and poet
    @ gidiasianbabe: Oro is still very much practiced, the area is Ijegun-Ikotun
    @ Suru: that practice seriously needs to go

  5. Oro,hahaha sorry oo,no let them catch you oo,i ve not heard of that for a very long time

  6. This Oro culture is just like something righ out of a horror movie. Its still shocking that this crude practice still takes place...the deity must be the devil himself...sacrifice ke?