Orula is the orisha of great divination. He is the divine and wise man that knows the future of everyone one and its existence. He consults through the Ifa divination and is very accurate on his readings. Orula is the first prophet that came upon land. He was sent and given that gift from the great Olofi. He was instructed that through his Ifa oracles he will entrust the safe being, the wisdom and the clarity within humans. He is there when a spirit in reincarnated in the flesh of a human. He instructs and guides the spirit to the world and gives them a list of what should be done. It is that spirit who makes the decision that everyday man does. Orula was said to be walking amongst the 16 ancestor spirits that make up the Ifa divination oracles. With these oracles Orula can see the past, present and future.

Orula is the knowledge and intelligence that is used to govern the people and triumph over all evil. Orula was with us while Olofi was creating the earth. He is the great witness of Olofi’s work. He even saw the creation of the orisha. That is the ultimate reason why Orula knows our entire destiny. He is a great counselor and his words are of good teachings. Ones who do not follow his words will deal with the wrath of Eshu.

He has childrens, they are called Babalawos. These olowos are followers that have been initiated into the Lukumi cult with the orishas first then studied the oracles of Ifa in which that is the highest honor a practitioner can receive. The babalows can work constantly with Orula and know as well as the olowos the secrets of Ifa.

Orula’s feast day is October 4th. He is synchronized with St Francis of Assisi. He is the leader of the Ifa cult and he watches over all man. He knows your thoughts and through his oracles he warns you of any misfortune that may come your way. His followers wear a green and yellow beaded bracelet to honor him and to ward off iku (death). His children are very knowledgeable and intelligent.