Hwetanu Sakpata alo Azandin – Sakpata and Solstice Celebrations at Gànlɔdó Maroon Monarchy

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. 
Anyone wishing to gain more clarity on the above can contact the Gànlɔdó Kilombonu Xotome (Gànlɔdó Maroon monarchy) and/or want to learn more about how to become a functioning family member – citizen of Gànlɔdó are free to contact us at ekaabokilombo@gmail.com

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.

ߛߊߜ߳ߊ߫ߕߊ߫߸ ߊߜߊ ߏ߸ ߛߌ߫ߛߌ߫ ߘߊߊ߫ߜߏ߫

ߊߕߏ߫ߕߏ߫ ߊߚߐ ߓߌ ߊߤ߯ߋߜߍߟߎ ߛߊߜ߳ߊ߫ߕߊ߫ ߙߏߕߏߤߎ߫ߣ ߊߕߏ߫ߕ߫

National Language Week at Ganlodo Kilombonu Xotome: Celebrating the Wonders of Speech and Language

Ni ọsẹ yii, Dekpe 12 – Dekpe 19 (Gregorian Oṣu kejila [December] Ọjọ 1 – Oṣu kejila [December] ọjọ 7), jẹ Ọsẹ Ede ti orilẹ-ede ni Kilombonu Xotome ti Ganlodo. Ninu Odu Ifa mimọ, a sọ pe Ede (ede) jẹ ọba kan. Nitorinaa, si Mawufenumeto otitọ, ede jẹ mimọ. Ya akoko jade lati pilẹ rẹ ogbon ede Mawufenu. Kii ṣe iyẹn, ọsẹ yii leti wa lati ṣe asọtẹlẹ nipa ede wa, eyikeyi eyiti a nlo. Ọna ti a fi han ara wa nigbagbogbo ṣe afihan iwa wa. Fun apẹẹrẹ, a nigbagbogbo rii nipasẹ iriri iriri ati igba lẹẹkansi pe awọn eniyan ti o jẹ ikunsinu nigbagbogbo le ni awọn aburu iwaju ati taara ihuwasi ti iwa.

Ọsẹ yii le jẹ olurannileti lati kọ awọn gbolohun ọrọ ati awọn ọrọ lati awọn oriṣiriṣi awọn ede.

This week, Dekpe 12 – Dekpe 19 (Gregorian December 1 – December 7), is national Language Week at the Kilombonu Xotome of Ganlodo. In the sacred Odu Ifa, it is said that Ede (language) is a deity. Thus, to the true Afrikan, language is sacred. Take time out to polish your Afrikan language skills. Not only that, this week reminds us to be precise about our language, whichever one we are using. The way we express ourselves is often reflective of our character. For instance, we often have found through experience time and time again that people who consistently mumble have ulterior motives and straight up bad character.
This week may be a reminder to learn phrases and words from various languages.
For those with good character wishing to build in Afrikan Vodun from a purely Maroon /Nationalist perspective, serious inquiries only can contact us at ekaabokilombo@gmail.com

 

Ganlodo Celebrates the Powerful African Goddess Avlekete and Performs the Sacred Kulitohongbo Rites

Ku do hwetanu Avelekete!
Ku do hwenu Kulitohongbo! 
Join the only authentic Aja (misnomered Fon of Southern Benin Republic) monarchy this weekend as we celebrate a very important river deity, Avlekete. In addition, we will be celebrating the very powerful and communally important Kulitohongbo, which is an every 27-day elevated Ancestral rite.
Those interested nation building from an authentic Kilombonu (Maroon) Afrikan only, heterosexual only, and good character oriented perspective can contact us at ekaabokilombo@gmail.com. We will entertain serious inquiries only.

Ganlodo Criteria for being Recognized as an Afrikan Monarchy or as an AfrikanTitle Holder

We want to go on record as to our status as an Afrikan xotome (monarchy) and how we go about the recognition of other Afrikan organizations. It is well known that we are a properly established Afrikan monarchy founded and rooted in authentic Aja culture just 2 years after Axosu axosu lee ton Agelogbagan Agbovi was crowned the first axosu (Aja-Fon culture King) outside of Benin Republic West Afrika. Historically, monarchies often establish links and recognition between other monarchies, monarchs, chieftaincies, priesthoods, temples, and the like. That being said, we felt there was a need for us to present the requirements for any of the aforementioned to be recognized by us, the Ganlodo Kilombonu Xotome (Ganlodo Maroon Monarchy). This applies to all who claim to have Afrikan titles, Afrikan monarchies, Afrikan spiritual temples, Afrikan villages and the like around the world, including Máwùfe (Afrika) itself.

1) You must first be Afrikan. You must clearly be Afrikan genetically/physically. Ganlodo does not subscribe to the miseducated thoughts of “We all are from Afrika” or “Everybody comes from us”. This is false. In short,  both parents must be Afrikan.

2) You must have an Afrikan only policy. “Afrikan” meaning that the people you have as members of your organizations must be Afrikan only. Also there are no donations of any kind coming from non Afrikans.

3) “Afrikan only” also means that you do not do spiritual, medicinal or cultural work for non Afrikans. Not only that,  but this also means you have a policy of not even discussing Afrikan traditions with non Afrikans (Asians, Whites, Hispanics who are non Afrikan and who do not fit the description of “Afrikan” above) . This also means they do not attend and are not welcomed at your events, rituals, or celebrations. This clearly means that if you are supposed to be an Afrikan king, queen, chief, kwk you do not give audience to the non Afrikan in that titled capacity nor do you culturally associate with those that do.

4) You do not condone* or engage in any form of dissexuality. Dissexuality is any form of same sex relations, interracial relationships, pedophilia, rape and european approaches to intimate relationships (Afrikans who engage in European-style relationships)

5) You do not engage in non Afrikan friendships and are not inviting towards them in ways outside of business deals/transactions

6) You do not engage in or condone, in your temples/monarchies/organizations/in your title capacity… kwk, any form of degeneracy which scars the Afrikan community world-wide, including but not exclusive of domestic violence, men dominating women, women dominating men, drug use and selling, holding gang membership while also claiming Afrikan traditions, public foul behavior and language (we shouldn’t have to spell that out to you), thug behavior, and the like.

7)You nor your temple, organization, priesthood, chieftaincy or other Afrikan titles engage in or condone the practice of any non Afrikan and made up ideologies and religious traditions including but not exclusive of ANY FORM of judaism, christianity (including catholicism, rastafarian), islam, hebrew israelite, hinduism, buddhism, b’hai, jainism, wicca, roscicrusian, moorish science, “native american” spirituality, freemasonry, greek lettered organizations, five percenters/gods and earths, nuwabians (and other made up Kemetic themed stuff) and the like, as these are all antithetical to the Afrikan worldview.

We could probably think of more, but we feel these are the basics that would allow Ganlodo to recognize or not recognize you, your organizations, and your titles and set up the atmosphere whereas we can form treatises and alliances. If you and yours fit this criteria, please contact us at ekaabokilombo@gmail.com. Someone will be happy to reply to you promptly. If any of the above is being engaged in, which we call our core consideration, then there will be no recognition.

Unfortunately, at this moment, Ganlodo does not recognize any other Afrikan monarchy, whether in Máwùfe (Afrika) or abroad because none we have encountered meet these standards which should be “auto-standard” for Afrikan people anyway. However, if you do know of any monarchy, egbe, ile, temple, chief (gender neutral), priests, kwk who are holding the above numbered standards then please let us know. We know there are going to be only a few of us out here either way.

Ganlodo Kilombonu Xotome

Declared this 27th day of Dokun in the year 6260 (Oct 16, 2019)

*Condone for us also means you do not associate with persons who engage in these activities even if you don’t engage in them. This definition of “condone” applies to the complete document.

 

Today We Celebrate the Liberation Effort of Nat Turner at Ganlodo

Ku do azan Gufon Nat Turner, mavomavo! “Greetings on this Nat Turner Rebellion Day!”

Today we celebrate the gufonu (rebellious) spirit and warrior actions of the great ancestor Nat Turner (mavomavo – Aja word to spiritually honor a great spirit) and those who followed him who took the idea of liberation and freedom in their own hands. They did not wait on the yovo to tell them they were free. They KILLED the yovo (whites) -children, their female dogs (“women”), and all,  rightfully so, to become free. Unfortunately, the rebellion was put to a stop because of, you guessed it, house negroes. These same negroes are around now and many hide behind Afrikan clothing and Afrikan spiritual systems.

However Gufonto Nat Turner , mavomavo, inspired the spirit in Maroonage in many captive Afrikans in the amerikkkas, encouraging them to not only leave the physical plantation and physical so called master but the also to rid the captive plantation and so called master from their minds. We are inspired today by the profound actions of Nat Turner, mavomavo, at the Ganlodo Maroon Monarchy. His spirit will only get stronger.

Clan, Family and Lineage Celebration at the Maroon African Vodun Monarchy of Ganlodo

This weekend at the Maroon African Vodún Monarchy of Ganlodo we celebrate our clans, called akota in the Aja language, and lineage. In authentic Afrikan traditions, it is crucial to know ones ancient family and clan origins. This weekend we do rituals and ceremony to elevate and heal our clans/lineages. We are thankful to have the Roots Reading system to reconnect us back to that which we thought was lost. Call out the names of your ancient clans and any individuals of good character that were from your family and clan.

We also suggest that those who know there family and clan history, totems, symbols, kwk create family crests to commemorate their history.

Family Crest of His Imperial Majesty Axosu Agelogbagan Agbovi

Afrikan Women Appreciation Month at the Maroon Monarchy of Ganlodo

Though we honor our Afrikan women at all times, on our official azanlilen (calendar) the month of Di (this our fourth month corresponding to June 19-July 19 of the Gregorian calendar) is officially Afrikan Women Appreciation Month at the Kilombonu (Maroon) Monarchy of Ganlodo. It is during this month that we take extra special care to honor the existence, achievements, love, loyalty and much more of the Afrikan woman.  The Afrikan woman is increasingly leading the way and holding down the fort. She is a mother, wife, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, entrepreneur, warrior, and nation builder.  In the Afrikan Vodun tradition a married woman is known as Xwenon (mother and owner of the house) and in the Isese (“Yoruba”) tradition she is known Iyaale (Mother of the house) which implies she runs the house. The home is where one of the first tenets of sovereignty is practiced which is family development. She is responsible for how the nation is first shaped by shaping the family properly.

In the sacred Kpoli Fá (Odù Ifá) Sámézi (Osa Méjì) we learn that Ogun, Obatala and Odù were sent to the world to improve creation. Odù was confused about her role and went to MáwùLisa and said: “Ogun has the power of the machete and a sword. Obatala also has everything he needs. What remains for me, the only woman among them? What will I do. MawuLisa said: the power of motherhood that keeps the earth in tact, belongs to you. The power of the Birds (reference to the inherit power found only in women to control certain mystic phenomenon) belongs to you. I will give you a calabash filled with these things“.

MawuLisa then said “Use your power with coolness and not with violence, or I will take it away from you.” Since that time, because of Odù, women have the power to always say things of power, for in the absence of women men can do nothing. Nobody, children nor old men, will dare to mock women. The power of women is great. Women give life through giving birth, and whatever men may want to do, women must help them or it will not be successful.” So they sang together, and Obatala said that every week everybody must praise women, for the world to be peaceful. Bend your knee, bend your knee for women, for women brought you into this world; women are the wisdom of Earth, women have brought us into this world; have respect for women.

In the sacred Kpoli Fá GbeTula (Ogbe Otura) it is said that Orunmila (deity oom) set out to learn the secret of the world. Orunmila was told by his diviners to place an offering near the bush and hide behind a tree and he would discover the secret of the world.  Orunmila did so.  Shortly thereafter,  he saw an imposing woman coming down the road. This was a woman who was chief of the Aje (the bird women representing the secrets and power of women). She started to consume the food as if to know it was left there for her. After she was finished eating she called Orunmila to come out of his hiding place. Orunmila was shocked that this person knew of his presence. When approached by the imposing woman Orunmila was told that women were the secret of the world.

 She stated: The success or failure of any person rest on women; the love or hatred of any person rest on a woman; the happiness or sadness of any person rests on women; the honor or disgrace of any person rests on women and so on. He was advised by Ifá to never underestimate any woman, no matter how small or unimportant the woman may seem to be.

Join us as we honor our women. Give special extra gifts and praises to the Afrikan woman in the month of Di – and always.