Who is Aggayu sola?

Aggayu sola is an orisha and represents in nature the volcano, the magma, the interior of the earth. He also represents the immense forces and energies of nature, the force of an earthquake, those of a flush of sea, the lava of the volcanoes circulating intensely in the subsoil ascending to the surface, the force that makes the universe and the earth rotate. He is the staff of the osha and particularly of obbatalá. He lives in the river current and the volcan. He is also represented by a boatman in the river in his human form.

Aggayu sola is also the orisha of the deserts, the dry land and the enraged rivers. He is the giant of the osha, orisha of the fire, of bellicose and angry character. He's obbatala's staff. Confused in some cases whith aganjú the 6th alafín de òyó. His cult comes from arará and fon.

His name comes from yorùbá aginjù sola (aginjù: desert, so: voice, àlá: cover), lierally "he who covers the desert with his voice". There are several ways to crown this Orisha. He can be done directly Aggayu or can be crowned Shango or Oshun, this is called making Shango with gold for Aggayu or Oshun with gold for Aggayu. Crowning directly is something of arará origin, while the lucumí tradition is more of making an oro, although this has been changing and what is recommended is to ask Orunmila what is best for the future iyawó.

aggayu If he is placed at the head, his main ota is pyramidal and must remain tied under the river for a period of 9 days. His number is 9 and his multiples. His color is dark red and white or 9 colors except black. He is compared in the syncretism with san cristóbal (july 25) or san cristóbal de la habana (16 de noviembre). Greetings Aggayu sola kinigua oggé ibbá eloní!

Family of Aggayu sola.

Son of Oroiña, is considered by some as the father of Shango and Orungán. Lover of Oshanlá and Yembó (paths of Obatala).

Diloggún in Aggayu sola.

In the diloggún he speaks for osá meyi (99).

Agayu sola tools.

lebrillo_aggayu His receptacle is a clay basin or a wooden basin, painted with his nine colors. His attributes are the oshé (red and white bipedal ax adorned with yellow and blue colors), 9 combat tools, 2 oxen jars, 9 mates, comet, a hand of snails and a cane. Their elekes are brown (cocoa), matipó, pearl, turquoise blue (blue), a red and sometimes a yellow or green, others are made by interspersing 8 yellow beads, 9 red and 1 white.

Offerings to Agayu sola.

He will be offered fruits of all kinds, eggplant, roasted corn chips, cane molasses, canary seed and biscuits with corojo butter. He is immolated goat, cock, guinea fowl, turtle and pigeons. His ewe are bledo punzo, atiponlá, moco de turvo, baría, platanillo de cuba, sarsaparilla, paradise, poplar, jobo, curujey and pacific sea.

Objects of power of Aggayu sola.

A two-headed ax and a wand.

Suits of Aggayu sola.

Aggayu is wearing a red suit and pants. Multicolored scarves hang from your belt.

Dances de Aggayu sola.

Aggayu takes long steps and raises his feet very high, as if walking on obstacles. At the same time, he wields the air with his oche. He likes to carry children on his shoulders.

Crowning Aggayu sola. Kari-osha.

To crown this osha must have received before the warrior orishas. Then during the coronation the following oshas and orishas must be received.

Elegguá, Ogun, Obatalá, Oke, Yemayá, Shango, Ogué, Oshun and Agayu.

Roads of Aggayu sola.

His paths are:

Aggayu kinigua.
Aggayu larí.
Aggayu babadina.
Aggayu aggarí.

Characteristics of the omo Aggayu sola.

Violent, irascible, angry, physically very strong. They are sensheive and love tenderness. They love children and are easy prey for women with fragile appearance, because they love protecting the weak.

Patakies of Aggayu Sola.

Aggayu the king.
Shango was proclaiming for all the peoples of the earth his religion but could never approach a land that thundered and trembled and was always covered by incandescent gases. He was eager to enter that land to proclaim the religion of osha.

Then he went to Orunmila's house, where he came with obara sa and Orunmila told him that he should go to the bank of a river, Shango did everything as Orunmila told him and when he met Elegba, they said hello and Elegba told Shango that after the river there was a very fertile valley, where there was a town where the people who lived there had no fixed sense of what they had because they were distracted, whatever the issue was the king of that place who spoke to the subjects from afar so as not to be seen.

Shango was intrigued and asked Elegba how he is possible for a people to have a king, whom they do not know or see. Shango decided to go see that king and Elegba told him that the king went in the afternoon to the river bank to cool off and that there was a person Oshun waiting for him and she knew where he lived.

At dusk Shango came to the river and soon after being there he heard a loud noise, like a roar and saw a woman running down the opposite bank of the river, shortly after he saw a very large man arrive, who was submerged immediately to remove the smoke that was on him and the woman waited for him to come out to the surface of the river and began to pour water on his head to refresh him.

Shango who was watching everything, began to shout for them to see him and when he looked at him they asked him what he wanted and Shango answered him, go over the river. Aggayu that was that king pulled a palm tree and using it as a stick crossed Shango from one bank to another, after crossing him the relevant presentations took place, and they asked Shango again what he wanted, and he replied that he wanted get to know his town.

Shango went to the village and observed that his inhabitants were behaving without control and saw how Aggayu did not approach any of them. When Shango inquired, because of that attitude of the people, Aggayu said to him: Come to my house and you will see why and that is how Shango observed that Aggayu lived in the volcano.

Aggayu was surprised to see Shango walking on the lava without getting burned and asked him how he did not burn, Shango told him: I am the only son of iyamese and now I want to fix this town because I have seen some of your children that can talk to you directly but others when you approach them are upset. Aggayu, Shango and Oshun made a pact, so that Shango and Oshun had the same right to settle the heads of the sons of Aggayu, as long as they could not speak to him directly

To seal the Aggayu pact he served Shango, akuko meyi, etu and eyele and painted him on the head under the crown of Shango a red, white and red line where Shango served Aggayu, etu, akuardo, oka, olele, ekru, aro and for everyone to know the pact, when the volcano erupts first comes the candle that is Shango and then the lava that is Aggayu.