Elegua, Ogun, Ochosi, and Osun,
are called "The Warriors" by the Lucumi
Ogun is the Orisha of iron and metals.
He is responsible for all things mechanical.
Many people think of Ogun only in terms of weapons of
war, because he is a fierce warrior. But Ogun also
makes implements for farming and medicine;
like the hoe, and the surgeon's scalpel.
His symbol is the knife.
His number in some Lucumi houses is 7, others use 3.
His colors are green and black.
His feast day is June 29th.
Ochosi is the Hunter, and is symbolized
by a bow and arrow. He is the Orisha who metes out
Justice, and is sometimes referred to as the
"the Messenger of Obatala".
A brass sculpture of Ochosi
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All hunting birds like hawks, eagles, and falcons are his.
His colors are blue and gold, or green and blue
His feast day is April 23rd
His number is 7
Osun is the staff of Osanyin, who is the Orisha
of herbs and herbal healing.
He lives in the forest, and does not speak.
He is represented standing on one leg.
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