Tuesday, May 28, 2024
TORRENTS OF REMEDIAL CONCOCTIONS

TORRENTS OF REMEDIAL CONCOCTIONS

– Ṣẹ́lẹ̀rú Àgbo (YORUBA)

(The folksong that showcases the dexterity of Ọ̀sun, the Yoruba goddess of fertility.)

Se’le’ru agbo,

Agbara agbo;

L’Osun fi nw’omo re,

Ki dokita o to de.

Se’le’ru agbo,

Agbara agbo;

L’Osun fi nw’omo re,

Ki dokita o to de-e-e-e-e!

(ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA)

Torrents of remedial concoctions,

A deluge of remedial concoctions;

Osun remedied her children,

Before the advent of orthodox medicine.

Torrents of remedial concoctions,

A deluge of remedial concoctions;

Osun remedied her children,

Before the advent of orthodox medicine!

IMAGE: A sculpted figure at the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, Osogbo, capital of Osun-State, Nigeria.

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