ߞߎ ߘߏ ߓߌ ߤߥߋߕߊߣߎ ߛߊߜ߳ߊ߫ߕߊ߫ ߊߟߐߊߖ߯ߊߣߘߌߣ
Ku do bi hwetanu Sakpata alo Azandin!
Greetings to All for this (celebration) time of the deity Sakpata and the Solstice
As we enter a new month, we are also blessed to be able to immediately honor and praise the great Ayixosu (king of the earth) Sakpata on the second solstice, which falls on our Dedagbe 2, 6260 (December 21, 2019 Gregorian year).
Sakpata is strictly a deity from the Aja culture (often called For people) of Southern Benin Republic associated with illnesses and healing. To clear up misinformation concerning Sakpata mavomavo, we say that Sakpata:
A) is not a Yoruba deity
B) is not the same as Babaluaiye/Sonponna of the Yoruba
C) is not primarily the deity of smallpox
D) does not cause smallpox in general
E) is not associated with end-of-the-year rituals
Sakpata is associated with the second solstice. During this time we invoke Sakpata to cleanse away various illnesses from our families and communities whether they be regular physical illnesses and/or physical illnesses that are the results of internal mental and spiritual illnesses. Sakpata, as a hùn of justice, also deals with moral illnesses. It should be noted that contrary to the primary misunderstanding by black americans in the Isese (“Ifa/Orisa”) tradition, Sakpata is not the same as the Yoruba Babaluaiye though they both share the same basic functions and characteristics. Secondly, contrary to the misunderstanding of the black american Isese “practitioners”, the ceremonies for Sakpata and Babluaiye are not associated with end of the year celebrations and definitely not in relation to the Gregorian calendar. The only people that associate Sakpata or Babaluaiye with “end of the year cleansing” are those in hwendo Máwùfenu (Afrikan culture) who still follow a European calendar and do not have a Máwùfenu calendar of their own – their year starting on the Gregorian January 1.
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Additionally, when one thinks of Sakapata as a deity concerned with health we think of paying attention to how we treat nature and our food. In relation to food, Ayinon (His Imperial Majesty) Axosu Agelogbagan Azasinkpontin Jisovi Agbovi’s latest book, The Kilombo Cookbook: Aja Foods and ReAfrikanization Diet, contains 160 pages of healthy Afrikan recipes from Southern Benin Republic. This is the first time anyone has produced a recipe book of food from the Aja people. Complete in full color, and unique in containing a glossary of over 300 words strictly related to food, this book is a must have in your process of ReAfrikanization.
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