àasà ……Female Spirits.
ajobi ……Ancestors of a woman, matralineal ancestors.
Ayélalà ….The collective Spirit of Ancestral Mothers.
Osara……….. Forces in Nature, same as Òrìsà, meaning: “One who gathers
àjé ….Spirit of a Bird used by women (Ìyáàmi) to invoke powers used for abundance and justice. This same power is used to consecrate the crown of the Yorùbá Kings. Also used as a reference to money or abundance.
Aje Saluga….. Elemental Spirit of Abundance, sacred to the Spirit of the Mothers (Ìyáàmi).
Odù The Spirit of the Womb of Creation, also refers to the verses of Ifá scripture and the pot used to initiate Ifá priests.
Olódùmarè ….Spirit of Creation.
Olófin…. Spirit of the Law, meaning: “Owner of the Law.”
Onílé ….Spirit of the Earth, meaning: “Owner of the Earth.”
Oòrùn…… The sun, The Spirit of the Sun.
Ìyá - àgan Senior female elder within the society of Ancestral mediums
Ìyáàgbà Grandmother, elder mother.
Ìyáàgbe Praise name for original Yoruba Ancestor (Oduduwa).
Ìyáàmi Society of Women, meaning: “My Mothers.”
Ìyá -egbé Elder woman in any women’s society.
Ìyako Mother of an adult male.
Then within the Text of Ifa there is Orisa Odú that only men are allowed to look upon her face this has nothing to do with the Ìyáàmi .
And so if you are wanting to learn more on the Iyami - Osorongo they came to the world in the Odu Osa meji of IFA
Then in the Odu Otrupo-Meji they spare the hunters wife’s life But in return curse her with Menses for being curious.
- T. Antonio