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.
When my boyfriend is sick, I make ebó like nobody’s business! Just made ebó to Ogun and Oshun and lit candles on my bóveda.
Dating a Santera must seem strange, but at least you have Gods in your corner when things aren’t going so well.