An Orisha who represents the Earth and the work of agriculture and cultivating. Related strongly with Oggun and Olokun. He comes from the territory of Saki, west of Oyo. The arbiter of disputes, especially amongst women, considered judge of disputes amongst Orishas. He is who provides food to the world, as being the Earth.
The father of the land, knowing the secrets of farming and maintaining the harvest and crops fertile. He maintains the stability of life through his plantaion. He tends to the crops on a daily basis to ensure good harvest.
Ensuring the prosperity of harvests, messengers are the bees and Orisha Oko represents fertility and prosperity. Barren women come to him and he forms the trilogy with Oke and Oggue. He is responsible of the harvests, the rain, the inner fire capable of splittling land and animals.
He has two personalities of day and night. In the day, he is a pure and perfect man. At night, he disguises as Iku. He receieves the corpses which he gives to Yewa and Oya sent through Babalu Aye. His name comes from Yoruba Orisa Oko (Orisha of work).
Orisha Oko is not directly received to the head and he is done through Yemaya Oro Orisha Oko due to the curse of Ibu Agana. His numer is 7 and his colors are pink and sky blue. His feast day is March 22 or May 15. He is syncretized with San Isidro. His sacrifices are male goats, roosters, and pigeons. A strong and affecionate father, protecting the hard workers. Living in the backyard of the priests home.
Orisha Oko is a child of Obatala and Yembo. Husband of Olokun, also having relations with Yemaya who he convinced to receive the secret of the Yams and give to his son Chango. He speaks through Diloggun Eyeunlke(8), Eyioko(2), and Oddi(7).
MAFEREFUN ORISHA OKO!
The Divine Moon