Obarese is one of the revered Aku (aka Omo Oduduwa) ancestors. He had many powers like the ability to conjure rain but something once happened to him that was quite remarkable when he descended from heaven to Ile-Ife. His elder brother known as Oranfe who controls thunder and brings fire from his mouth and is said to have descended from heaven at the same to Ile-Ife, wanted him to leave his domain (Ife) because of his (Obarese) powers. After an Ifa consultation Oranfe told Obarese he would have a wife so he slapped his younger brother’s rib and created a woman named Osere therefrom as his wife.
The couple then left Oranfe’s domain and after some stops they arrived hungry at their destination but this was during the cold and dry harmattan season that is characterized by no rainfall and the ground being too dry for planting. After praying to Olodumare and carrying out a ritual the yam he planted grew in 3 days and they ate. He also planted a palm wine tree and tapped palm wine from it the same day. Not surprisingly there were other wonders that he performed even at other towns and at Ile-Ife whose inhabitants pleaded with him to cause rainfall.
One day they received as guest an elderly woman who originally is a young woman. She stayed with them overnight but the following day she did not come out of her room. So they opened it themselves only to discover that the room she slept in was filled with wealth and Osere who was filled with shock slammed the door shut following which Obarese in anger cursed her. When the door was opened again the guest came out but as a young woman.
These events are historical fractals and are repeated in the life of Obalufon and Iya as explained next.
When it was time for another phase of creation Obalufon and Iya were created at an place in Ile-Ife named after Yemoja in Ile-Ife by Obatala who is son of Olorun (Olodumare). Since Iya is the name that the Amorites rendered as Eve, Obalufon must be the same person referred to by the Amorites as Adam, the Oyo-Aku as Adimu, and perhaps the Awori-Aku as Adamu.
In the perverted version of the Scriptures as published by the Amorites it is mentioned that Iya was created from the rib of Adimu by God. Therefore, Adimu/Obalofun is the same person as Obarese, Iya is Osere and Oranfe is Obatala. Since both were born at Yemoja in Ile-Ife and the garden of Eden is located eastward of their place of birth as described in the Scriptures, Eden must be located east of Yemoja but in Ile-Ife.
After a while Iya was ‘cursed’ with pain, just as Osere, and Obatala told both Iya and Obalufon to leave the garden which was in his domain of Ile-Ife, just as Oranfe did to Obarese and Osere. Also, Obatala told Obalufon that he would till the ground in toil, which is the same situation Obarese encountered upon arriving at his destination away from Oranfe’s domain of Ile-Ife.
This analysis is yet another proof of atunwa (‘we come again’ a.k.a reincarnation). Oranfe is the same person as Aramfe whose weapons are of thunder and lightening, and is most likely the same person as Jakuta who uses same. That Obarese and Osere had special powers unlike Adimu and Iya, the former must have incarnated at a time when the gods dwelt in Akuland with knowledge and use of all their powers but then reincarnated as the latter having forgotten their past and living fully as men. The period of the earlier incarnation must have been included in the original Scriptures but cut out by the Amorites for their purpose of perversion (they deliberately did not publish all of the Qumran Scrolls for instance). Another observation has to do with the claim by Oyo that Adimu was the child of a slave that was about to be sacrificed. Oyo makes this claim in order to legitimize her claim of ascendancy over Oyo. However, this revelation that Adimu is Obalufon implies that Aku history according to Oyo has to be carefully scrutinized.
Note that there is another earlier and later incarnation of this couple. Watch out for my next post!
- The Story of Orisa Obarese: The God of Rain – http://orishada.com/wordpress/?p=831 (2011)
- Myths of Ife – John Wyndham (1921)
- The Yoruba Speaking Peoples Of The Slave Coast Of West Africa – A.B. Ellis (1894)