Proverbs and Orisha Folktales of the Yoruba

Presented by Joy Wedmedyk.

The Orisha are known as the pantheon of Gods of the Yoruba traditions. These Proverbs and Folktales help illustrate the cosmology and wisdom of the Yoruba people, their tradition, and their divination systems. This collection includes Orunmila’s fear of Mice, When Oya was Betrayed, How Oshun brought Cowrie (money) to the World, Two Hands, and Bit-by-Bit we Eat the Head of a Rat (among others).

















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