Most Lukumi babalawos pay great homage to Oshun. Lukumi Ifa divination rituals cannot take place if Oshun does not receive her due homage. Likewise, the role of the apetebi, the babalawo’s wife, is indispensable. The preferred apetebi, according to most babalawos, is an omo of Oshun. At the same time, her association with this sensitive and delicate orisha, in every aspect of the term, contributes tremendously to the respect Cuban babalawos show for their apetebis, something that is quite possibly born out of their dread of Oshun. Even when Cuban babalawos will deny this fact, for them, Oshun is both revered and feared, and arguably, the former is due to the latter.
Miguel “Willie” Ramos, Ilari Oba in his book Obi Agbon: Lukumi Divination with Coconut.
(Seriously. As much as we all love Oshun, many fear her because she can become offended, and you don’t want to offend the Orisha in charge of everything that makes life worth living, you know? Her wrath is as fierce as her countenance is splendid, to use a line from Angels in America.)