Opon Ifa

  • Folk Magic Beliefs
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Relating to The West African Yoruba, an ''Opon Ifa'' was a type of stone Divination Tray (also seen as a Mystic Mirror). It was used to invoke various Gods and Goddess, upon whose ''help'' was needed. A specially trained Diviner Babalowo, would ''read'' The Stone and give His or Her ''vision'' from The Gods. The outer edges of a Opon Ifa were often very decorated, and were both painted and left plain.