It is incontrovertible knowledge that Oduduwa is also l known as Olofin Otete and bore the title Olofin while ruling at Ile-Ife. Sadly, some awos preach that there’s a divinity called Olofin who is distinct from Oduduwa. Why? Even more saddsning is the insistence by the historians from his palace grounds that he was the first Ooni whereas Obalufon the spokesperson of Obatala and Oduduwa is the Ooni whose spirit is borne bu subsequent occupants of his throne. Oduduwa could not, given his niche and status, could not have borne the appellation of another divinity, almost all of whom he outranks. Why have these historians been misinforming us as if they are omo ale (bastards)?
Here, the connection between the goddess Osara and the biblical Sarah will be discussed. For Part 1 kindly visit this link.
A useful way of determining whether or not Osara and Sarah are the same person is to compare certain itan (stories, events) in their lives that stand out and then determine whether or not their themes are consistent and repetitive. If yes, the implication is that such repetitive itan – a fact of Ifa – are fractals and unique to Osara and Sarah, like a signature that goes way beyond their DNA to their Ori (consciousness).
Once upon a time, probably before the creation of Adimu/Adamu and Iya, the gods including Oduduwa, Osara and Olokun lived as gods among the Aku people in Ile-Ifẹ. Olokun was married to Oduduwa but had no child so she persuaded him to marry Osara her friend who then gave birth to Okanbi. After some time rivalry developed between both wives as Olokun remained childless while Osara gave birth to a son named Okanbi. Eventually she left the home for Osara.
Many years later, after the global deluge, was the beginning of a another era marked by the birth of the irunmoles to man to live among man as orishas (sort of like special role models). According to the biblical texts mutated by the Amorites, Oduduwa (Abraham/Ibrahim is a name fabricated by some very deranged oyinbo aka Amorites) was the first of the gods to be born as a man to be the progenitor of the Aku people. Each time he is always the progenitor. The biblical Sarah was married to Oduduwa but was childless for quite a while. Most likely, her childlessness was because of the way she treated Olokun in the aforementioned previous lifetime. Unsurprisingly, she encouraged Oduduwa to have a child by Hagar their Egyptian (the people labeled by the oyinbo as Bantu are the true Egyptians) maidservant who then bore him a son named Ishmael. After a while Osara began to receive from Hagar the same treatment she (Osara) gave to Olokun but, unlike Olokun, she stayed put while Hagar had to leave. Eventually, she bore a son named Ajaka (not Isaac) who is Okanbi and was Oduduwa’s heir. Also, Okanbi sired Ọranmiyan.
The patterns discernible from the above are:
- Osara is always the wife of Oduduwa which is further proof that the name Abraham is deceitful (Hint: the ‘ham’ in ‘Abraham’ is actually ‘wa’; strike out the ‘m’ and compare the meaning of ‘wa’ in Yoruba names/titles like Oluwa and compare with the meaning of ‘Ham’ as speculated by the Amorites).
- Osara has been the mother of Oduduwa’s heir. Perhaps it is because when she and Olokun were asked to perform sacrifices to bear children she obeyed but Olokun did not. (After some time Ọrunmila the Oyigiyigi (Rock of Ages) performed a big sacrifice for Olokun and she got her heart’s desire.)
- Ọranmiyan a.k.a. Aku (not Yakub) has been heir to Okanbi/Ajaka and son of Osara.
It is very obvious that the name Sarah is actually Osara as pronounced by the Aku and Ile-Ifẹ is the city of the gods. The re-incarnation points to the importance of applying suuru (patience) to do to others as we want done to ourselves, develop iwa pẹlẹ (gentle character), not react unnecessarily harshly and carry out acts of vengeance, and not fight against our ori.
I have removed this essay and replaced it with the series Historical Fractals.