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|Arámfè||God of Thunder and Father of the Gods.|
|Orísha||Creator of men. Son of Arámfè.|
|King of men. Son of Arámfè.|
|Ógun||God of Iron. Son of Odúwa.|
|Oráyan||The warrior son of Ógun.|
|Ládi||Smith of Ógun.|
|Obálufon||A worker in brass.|
|Mórimi||Wife of Obálufon.|
|Ífa||The Messenger of the Gods, principally known by reason of divination.|
|Olókun||Goddess of the Sea.|
|Olóssa||Goddess of the Lagoons.|
|Óshun||A Goddess who transformed and became the River Oshun.|
|Édi||The Perverter. A God of Evil who led men astray.|
|Éshu||Now regarded as the Devil, but originally as the Undoer of the favours of the Gods.|
|Peregún ’Gbo||A Forest God who caused the Forest to bring forth wild animals and watched over the birth of Orúnmila.|
|Orúnmila||A God who watches over the birth of children.|
|Offun Kánran||A messenger of Ífa.|
|Órní Odúm’la||The ancestor of the Órnís of Ífè.|
|Osányi||A priest and maker of charms.|
The Sun, Moon, Night, Day, Dawn and Evening were also Gods and Goddesses sent by Arámfè, who is often spoken of as God. But a higher and very distant Being is mentioned by some of the Priests.
Oíbo means White Man.
Okpéllè is a charm used in the divination of Ífa.
The final N is as in bon, and French pronunciation is nearly correct in all the above names.