Omolu

Omolu

CLASSIFICATION:

Orixa

Omolu is a Brazilian path of the West African spirit also known as Babalu Ayé. Omolu not only transmits disease but can heal any illness.

ICONOGRAPHY:

His hair and scepter are adorned with cowrie shells because, like the shells of the deepest sea, he is privy to secrets. (That’s the poetic, romantic reason; cowries were also perceived as resembling burst smallpox pustules.)

Day: Monday

SEE ALSO:

Babalu Ayé; Olokun

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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