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ORANFE: 2021 FESTIVAL IN ILE-IFE AND MORE EXCITING THINGS ABOUT THE FIERY DEITY - Ife City Blog

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His Ancestral Majesty, Oba Abiodun Oraroritimi Mulatto, the Oranfe Onile Ile Osangangan I, the Obaluru of Ife, Leading Traditional Processions at the 2021 Oranfe Festival Oranfe in the Yoruba panthology is the deity responsible for Fire, Lightning and Thunderstrikes. It is a renowned Yoruba god known for justice, rebellion and humanitarian dispositions. Oranfe is said to be the oldest deified god in the Yoruba religious system. Also known as Sango, the deity is, according to the Yoruba oral historical account, one of the first mortals to grace the earth surface.  Oranfe which literally means 'Owner of the Abode of Fire' was said to have been sent into the earth by Olodumare, the supreme being to serve as a pathfinder for Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba race. The 2021 edition of the Oranfe Festival in Ile-Ife was epic. Held between 28th of September and 5th of October, 2021, the Festival, as tradition demands, began with a community cleansing of the Ile-Ife cosmopoly, stag