The twins weren’t ordinary children they had the power to reward or punish humans.

The boy’s machine started to beep rapidly, One after the other, we manually ventilated. The world is sweet as honey Taiwo, Kéhinde I greet you Only they two stand before the mother He comes into the kings house laughing joyfully Let us get something to eat (and) something to drink, Ejire oyila winiwini loju orogun, ejiworo loju iya re Mba bejire mbayo, O be kese be kasa, ofese me jejeji be sile alakisa o so alakisa di onigbaso, okan ni mba bi mba yo, sugbon meji lowole tomiwa, Gbajumo omo ti ngba ikunle iya, ti ngba idobale lowo baba to bi won lomo Ejire ara isokun, edunjobi omo edun tin sere ori igi Epo nbe, ewa nbe, aya mi oja lati bi ibeji Taiyelolu ma yo se se, Akehinde gbegbon mayo se se Ejire oyila, ema yo se se, nbabi edunjobi. Once again one of the wives got pregnant and gave birth to a pair of twins. In the diasporic Yoruba spirituality of Latin America, Ibeji are syncretized with Saints Cosmas and Damian. An action today, ripple resultant effects tomorrow! Ẹ̀jìrẹ́ ará Ìṣokún, Ẹdúnjobí, ọmọ ẹdun tíí ṣeré orí igi. mba yo pe mobi oba omo. Thanks Maryam, window.dojoRequire(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us20.list-manage.com","uuid":"e90d50be8e52707470079203b","lid":"7c738d0115","uniqueMethods":true}) }), Delivery at places of worship where people who have no qualifications are sought, Lack of equipment and necessary facilities needed at the hospital where delivery is taken, Health of the mother during pregnancy (poor nutrition, smoking,drinking, use of drugs. The Yoruba people are reported to have the highest rate of twin, The twins are known as Ibeji in the Yoruba language. This is a text widget.

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So Pathetic. The Yoruba people are reported to have the highest rate of twin births in the world. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. twin. At this time we get a lot of attention and many privileges which could last till baby is old enough to be called “not baby” lol. In Yoruba language, the firstborn of the twins is called Taiwo while the second one is known as Kehinde. Ó-bẹ́-kẹ́ṣé-bẹ́-kàṣà, Ó fẹsẹ̀ méjèèjì bẹ sílé alákìísa; Ó sọ alákìísà donígba aṣọ. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The farmer returned to Isokun and told his wife about Ifa’s revelation. Your voice needs to be heard now! You’re taking a walk, going to the market or at a shopping mall, as you pass by or greet the cashier.

Neither the twins nor their parents are allowed to kill or eat monkeys. He was known as the “monkey hunter” because his cultivation was so prolific that monkeys eat his crops and became a plague to him. All Rights Reserved.

Again one of the wives got pregnant and when she gave birth, she also gave to birth to a pair of twins, and because they where monkeys they soon died again, and so all the wives went through the same thing. B’eji b’eji’re Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. In Yoruba culture and spirituality, twins are believed to be magical, and are granted protection by the Orisha Shango. Amin Ase! IYA IBEJI. Taiwo means ‘the first to have arrived’. Below are a set of eulogies for the twins known as Ibeji  in the Yoruba language and the meaning of the words: Ẹ̀jìrẹ́ ará ìṣokún.

If one twin should die, it represents bad fortune for the parents and the society to which they belong. Wouldn’t you love to be parents to twins ? The Yorubas in disapora in the spirituality of Latin America however associate twins with Saints Cosmas and Damian. Fausto Polo, "Encyclopedia of the Ibeji", Ibeji Art, 2008, This page was last edited on 12 April 2020, at 16:26.

I have a question though, what if the pregnant woman couldn’t make it to the hospital before labour, should she allow this so called elderly people assist in helping her deliver the baby. It is considered that they not only have special powers, they were also sand to earth by Sàngó himself. The Yoruba populace believes that Kehinde always sends Taiwo to see if it is worth to live. If you are dating an Iya, please know that you are one of the luckiest people on the planet. Iyaibeji is not just mother of twins, we are parents of a generation, a new world and we can do a great job by learning from each other. Ó-bẹ́-kẹ́ṣé-bẹ́-kàṣà, Ó fẹsẹ̀ méjèèjì bẹ sílé alákìísa; Ó sọ alákìísà donígba aṣọ. Copyright © 2019 Babalawoweb. Thought he tried to get rid of the monkeys, they keep coming back and eat everything he had. I hope the readers would learn one or two things from this and help us avoid such mistakes in the future. The Eulogy is about the importance of twins in the Yoruba culture. None of his wife would be able to give him children, this because monkeys are very wise and powerfull and they have the faculty to send Àbíkú (born to die prematurely) to his wives wombs. 750grammes each.

No thief our contents o or else we report you to Google. The Yoruba land is generally regarded and nicknamed the home of twins. Taiwo means ‘the first to have arrived’, Below are a set of eulogies for the twins known as. For the musical duo, see, Twins, Duality, Joy, Mischief, Abundance, Children, Pair of Ibeji, authenticated by the Department of Antiquities of Nigeria, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Yoruba Customs and Beliefs Pertaining to Twins", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ibeji&oldid=950539970, Articles lacking in-text citations from March 2017, Articles having same image on Wikidata and Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Iya is the definition of great and amazing. OldNaija Historical Exhibition Project. Being a parent is a gift, it can be challenging at times but the rewards are immeasurable!

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Doctors are no God, I agree but neither are you nor the quack down the road, the “mummy” at the church and mosque or the elderly woman that delivered your other neighbour. I praise the children they bring good things.

Your email address will not be published. The farmer got scared of losing the children the same way he lost the previous once, so he went to consult the Ifá’s oracle, to ensure that his children would not die again, and he was told by Ifá that his twins where not Àbíkús. It’s either they help or the baby comes out on his/her own.