Ori is a personal orisa given to all of us by Oludumare. Each Ori is different as it is comprised of personal choices we made before incarnating to earth. At birth, our personal Ori consists of the divine essence of our guardian orisa, our birth odu, and a guardian ancestor. Later in life, our Ori is augmented by odu we may receive when becoming an Ifa or orisa priest. In short your Ori contains your destiny and should be cared for.

Living in the crown of your head, simple offerings to Ori often consist of cool water or coconut milk pour directly on your head and left to dry overnight while wrapped in white cloth.

Ori is so important that many priests begin their morning prayers by honoring Ori with prayer, libation, and deep respect.

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