I love these! Ochosi is on the left and Ogun is on the right. Both are part of the warriors that are received apart from Elegua and Osun.
These were the Ochossi and Ogun of my Padrino Afolabí Awoyoyomí (Shloma Rosenberg), iba’ye. His throne room was the single most awe-inspiring thing I have ever see in my life.
And just as a side-note, these are Ochosi and Ogun “in full,” not the Ochosi and Ogun received in a typical Warriors ceremony. In Ochosi is his father Odedeí (the cement head with antlers that appears to be an Elegba).
A further side-note: the hat hanging on Ochosi, along with the bag hung on the other side, are those of Haitian farmers. I think they call the bag a makout? Shloma was also an Hounsi in Vodou.
My Godfather Shloma Rosenberg Afolabí Awoyoyomí’s (iba’ye) crowning Orisha Yemoja! I have never before or since seen a more beautiful altar for an Orisha. I miss Yemoja Assesu and Shloma (iba’ye) so much! <3
The level of detail on this Oju Yemoja is stunning. The mazo was so heavy! And Yemoja’s tinaja is handmade and rests on top of another tinaja, also handmade, which is inside a large bowl full of plates from the 23 priests Shloma (iba’ye) crowned before he died. On top of her are two crowns (I remember three, though?), between which are holding up the gorgeous cloth that makes her cape in this photograph. In the lower left of the photograph is, I believe, Otin, a rare Orisha who is the servant of Yemoja.