Great mass of earth at the end of the road, infinite ashes cast Ifa for Iyaami Osoranga on the day she made the journey from heaven to earth. They said they wanted to hear the voices of the children of the mysteries, when Iyaami was coming.They said they were traveling to earth. They called Orunmila to come from Orun. Olodumare gave Orunmila permission to go. Orunmila departed. At the place where he began his journey he rested on the stonewall of Orisanla. Orunmila started his journey and met the Iyaami along the way.
Orunmila asked them were they were going. The Iyaami said they were going to earth. Orunmila said what are you going to do there? The Iyaami said they were looking for those who would not be their allies and when they found them they would torment them. They said they would spoil them, bring illness to their bodies, take away their intestines, eat their eyes, eat their livers, and drink their blood. We will show no mercy and ignore the pleas of the people of the earth. The Iyaami said they did not know anyone’s children. Orunmila told them his children lived on earth. The Iyaami told him to speak to his children. They told him to tell them to gather ogbo leaves, a calabash, the tip of the tail of an okete rat, the body of an okete rat, hen’s eggs, rorun lean, cornmeal paste, palm oil and money. Orunmila delivered the message to his children.
Orunmila told his children to gather the things requested by Iyaami. On the day the Iyaami arrived on earth they rested in the orogbo tree. From there they went into the world searching for good fortune. They looked for it on top of the ajanrere tree and did not find it. They looked for it on top of the iroko tree and did not find it. They looked for it on top of the ogun bereke tree and did not find it. They looked for it on top of the arere tree and did not find it.They went to the top of the great tree known as ope segisegi near the Awinrinmogun River. When they arrived they rested and constructed a home on the top of the tree. The Iyaami said this is the place where we will gather. The Iyaami built a mound of earth at the base of the tree as a place for the birds to gather. The birds gathered and sent illness throughout the earth. They did not allow any woman to become pregnant. Those who were pregnant did not deliver children.
The people of the earth asked the children of Orunmila for their assistance. The children of Orunmila had already made the ebo requested by Orunmila. Because they made ebo the Iyaami said the children of Orunmila could call on them in a very low-spirited sad voice. Then the children of the earth were told to make the same ebo and take it to the mound at the base of the tree. The Iyaami told them to chant.
Small mother you will know my voice, Iyaami Osoranga you will know my voice, Iyaami Osoranga every word I speak the ogbo leaf says you will understand my prayers. Iyaami Osoranga you will know my voice, Iyaami Osoranga the calabash says you will take my offering, Iyaami Osoranga you will do everything I say.
The children of Orunmila chanted the incantation. When they finished all the birds were silent. The children of Orunmila did this for the people of the earth. Orunmila gave the people of the earth the medicine to heal the damage done by the birds. It was on this day that Iyaami told the children of Orunmila they would do anything they were asked and it would manifest. It was on this day that they learned to make incantations in a low voice so Olorun would let the people of earth accomplish good things.