Pilgrimage to Eshu Laalu’s house in Ijelu Ekiti (2015 World Ifa Festival)

My Eshu Ifa altar

Figure 1: My Eshu Ifa icon/altar

On the 5th of June 2015, I went on pilgrimage to Ijelu-Ekiti in Ekiti, southwest Nigeria,where Eshu Laalu (Figure 1) has his sacred grove. The trip was one of the events of the 2015 Ọdun Ifa Agbaye (World Ifa Festival) that marks the end of the traditional new year of the Aku people (a.k.a. Ọmọ Oduduwa) and transition into the next, the 10,057th year of our traditional calendar, and the turnout was quite impressive.

Elejelu of Ijelu Ekiti

Figure 2: Elejelu of Ijelu Ekiti (centre)

Upon arrival, we made for the palace of the Ọba known as the Elejelu of Ijelu-Ekiti (Figure 2) and paid homage to him. From there we set foot for Eshu’s grove which was nearby, about 2-3 minutes away. However, before leaving the palace grounds we were instructed to go there barefoot but not to approach him while completely dressed (Figure 3). Specifically, we had to have at least a shoulder uncovered. Also, women having their monthly menstrual flow were excluded to avoid them getting afflicted with excessive bleeding. As we reached the footpath leading there (Figure 4), we filed into a single column (Figure 5), and at a point turned completely around to walk backwards towards it but then turned around to face it upon getting there.

Pilgrims in the palace courtyard of the Elejelu

Figure 3: Horde of pilgrims in palace courtyard paying homage to the Elejelu of Ijelu

Pilgrims beginning the march towards Eshu's sacred grove while barefoot and dressed with exposed shoulders

Figure 4: Pilgrims beginning the march towards Eshu’s sacred grove while barefoot and dressed with exposed shoulders

While we pilgrims were stationed about the entrance, the locals (priests and priestesses) were at another side but within. There was a crossbar positioned at the entrance and offerings to Eshu were presented at an ojubọ (altar; re-lexified to mizbeah by the Jews: ojubọ > oj(u)bọ > ojbọ > (m)ojbọ(h) > mizbeah) there. At some point during the ceremony some of the locals yanked off twigs and briefly used them to whip themselves silly.

Pilgrims praying while marching to Eshu's grove

Figure 5: Pilgrims praying while marching to Eshu’s grove

  • Click here or here to see picture of pilgrims gathered about the grove’s entrance.

Next we proceeded under the crossbar onto a narrow footpath that connects to the most sacred part of the grove which is Eshu’s house, although we were prevented from getting close – perhaps 20 ft away. Yes! Eshu’s very home exists and is not a myth as the slave masters and many clerics of the pseudo-religions of the slave masters have been alleging. It is an ancient yet solid-looking bungalow that appears to have been constructed from laterite, and includes a porch with about 3 steps and about four solid-looking columns in front. Very dense vegetation surrounds the house; even the roof is covered by tree branches. I felt proud that a building like this and of impressive architecture could still be standing strong even after about 1,100 to 1,300 years – this figure is based on my estimated period of the founding of the Aku nation in this age to about 600 CE to 900 CE. But I felt dismayed upon seeing that the original roof which must have been made of thatch had been replaced with corrugated roofing sheets which have become rusty and are noisy during rainfall and develop leaks after a few years. This building was not the only amazing thing that we encountered.

As we approached the grove we were instructed to switch off all mobile devices, i.e. phones, ipads, cameras, etc., that no phone should ring and no pictures should be taken. This is why I have no picture of the grove and Eshu’s house. Some of us pilgrims either did not pay attention or chose to be defiant and thus disobeyed. Their phones never worked again!

Perhaps some conspiracy theorists might want to argue that there’s no proof yet of the age of the house, that it might have been built recently, like say within the last fifty years. Well, that is their problem, not mine. Perhaps also they some might want to argue that some person or persons had an electromagnetic pulse generator and secretly triggered it, thus compromising any device within a secret radius that uses radio waves. Well, that also is their problem, not mine.

I proffer an explanation for the death of those devices and it is quite simple. Eshu is the messenger of the divinities. While the irunmọlẹs returned to ọrun (the spiritual realm above) he like Ogun stayed around with us and operates out of sight. Being the unseen messenger he has authority means of communication like the electromagnetic spectrum whose frequencies we make use of for remote communication. Since he operates out of sight, the electromagnetic spectrum includes frequencies that are visible and hence called visible light or just light and the frequencies that are not visible like radio and micro waves, and those devices that he ‘killed’ make use of these invisible frequencies (radio waves), he has authority over these invisible frequencies and can allow or disallow their use by others. Besides, he is also known as Ẹlẹgbara, an appellation which the forgers of the bible altered via metathesis to Gabriel (Gaber-iy-el), the biblical name of the messenger divinity:

  • Ẹlẹgbara > Ẹl(ẹ)gb(a)ra > Ẹlgbra > gbra-el > Gabrael > Gabriel; or
  • Ẹlẹgbara > Ẹl(ẹ)gbara > Ẹlgbara > Gbara-Ẹl > Gabara-el > Gaber-a-el > Gaber-iy-el.

Thus, Gabriel can easily make useless the deployment of oyinbo technology (e.g. GPS mapping, satellites, drones, etc.) in locating and mapping the location of this grove or any other place.

Interestingly, Eshu showed his similarity to another Eshu who is senior and is known as Eshumare (also spelled Oshumare) and Ọbatala. Eshumare governs light or the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the rainbow frequencies in particular that when mixed result in white light. Thus, Eshumare- Ọbatala is also known as Ẹla, the spirit of light/purity, or simply as Light, and he is the messenger of Olodumare. While red and black are colours of Eshu Laalu, they are taboos of Eshumare- Ọbatala. Also, the odu of Eshu Laalu is Ọwọnrin Ogbe (a.k.a. Ọwọnrinsogbe) while that of Eshumare is Otura Irẹtẹ (Figure 6).

Signatures of (a) the odu of Eshu Laalu and (b) the odu of Eshumare

Figure 6: Signatures of (a) the odu of Eshu Laalu and (b) the odu of Eshumare

Sadly, Islamic and Christian clerics, missionaries, their brainwashed dark-skinned victims, traitors and academics have been portraying both Eshu Laalu and Eshumare as the devil and been teaching the Akus to do believe such. This is despite knowing that the Jews refer to the saviour’s name as Yeshu or Yeshua. If Eshu is the devil, how come it is mentioned in the bible (Revelations 2:12-13) which they want to believe is infallible that the devil’s throne was/is in Pergamos (also Pergamum and Pergamon) in present day Turkey, while Eshu’s house is in Ekiti in present day Nigeria? Is it that that Eshu’s house is the devil’s winter holiday home? Even the altar at Pergamos had a statue of Zeus (Jesus; notice the similar names; both are called Christ; the altar is on display at the Pergamon Museum of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Clip 1) while that of Eshu in Ijelu-Ekiti has no statue (cf. Figure 1). Also, it is known that dark-skinned people like the Akus were offered to Zeus in ancient times, as is being done till date as many have been deceived into giving their lives to Jesus, whereas Eshu does not do that while Eshumare has been sacrificing his life for the Akus and all his people. They have also forgotten that Edi is the devil.

Clip 1: Pergamon Museum

This pilgrimage was a wonderful experience. I even got for myself some yangi (Figure 7), a type of rock aggregate which is the central component of the ojubọs of Eshu, with which I prepared my own ojubọ for Eshu agbebọ for use in my compound to offer ebọ (sacrificial offerings) and so on. It is unsurprisingly abundant in this kingdom, and I wonder if it has any property that can be used to manipulate radio waves and the likes.

Some of the yangi

Figure 7: Some of the yangi

He has also been answering my prayers. I must go there again next year, and I pray he leads me there successfully.

K’Eshu gba!!!

3 thoughts on “Pilgrimage to Eshu Laalu’s house in Ijelu Ekiti (2015 World Ifa Festival)

  1. i want to factually tell u that u have offended ur creator by this ur write up. I,m not only an indigene of Ijelu Ekiti but a son to the priest of this Esu shrine. let me tell u that All u have come to do at the dead shrine is not only fake but also a wast of time energy anf resources. those locals leading u to the place are deceivimg u to collect ur money due to their level of poverty. pls fellow called feyisetan ( deceiver) should stop playing God by stop posting rubbish on the net.


    • All you have done is to condemn but you failed to provide any analysis whatsoever. Why? Let me help you.

        How have I offended my creator with this writeup?
        What is the relevance of your being an indigene of Ijelu Ekiti or being a son of the priest to this Esu shrine to my writeup or your response?
        How is the shrine dead?
        How was the pilgrimage fake?
        How was the pilgrimage a waste of time, energy and resources?
        How did the locals deceive us pilgrims?
        The billionaire Dangote collects money from people who buy his products; does that make him poor?
        How am I a deceiver?
        What is the rubbish that I have been posting on the net?
        What makes my posts rubbish?
        How have my posts on the net been portraying me as playing God?

      These questions are not hard.

      By the way I would love to meet your father!


      • Thanks Yemitom for your maturity , awareness and wisdom.
        In fact, you are such a wonderful, knowledgeable person.
        You see, there are lots of lost souls, which we are trying to bring back home.
        Those who have completely lost their origin and do not know where the come from or belong. Those who have neglected their own ancestor to embrace other’s.
        They are all confused lots. I’m a bonafide son of Ijelu Ekiti and very proud to identify with Eshu laalu not only because i came from there, but for some many other reasons. Thanks Olodumare for given me the awareness and reconnecting me to my great ancestors.
        There is one thing about our people, i mean the black race, particularly those typical Africans, we are very lazy mentally hence we have no time to research things by our self. And thats why we have always fallen victims of slavery of all kinds. When you are lazy mentally you sure would be lazy in all.
        The manner in which Omolayo Rufus replied you shows how little he knows about himself, his race and his ancestral linage. He completely lack everything he should know or learn about himself. If he knew the true story about jesus, he won’t reply you in that manner. People like him would stand up to tell us that christianity is a peaceful religion, not knowing that he has no knowledge about early christianity. That the propagation of jessu/christianity was not with bread and butter in the hands of roman soldiers, it was with guns, cutlasses, clubs and swards. Refuse or reject jesus or christianity and die.
        Let me stop here, till we have the opportunity to talk again.
        May the fountains of your knowledge never stop running.


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