Aje Olokun, the goddess of wealth, is among the most popular and famous gods, orisa, among the 401 gods that are being worshipped. The main benefit and strength of the goddess of wealth is to provide sufficient wealth. In addition, Aje helps with greater economic benefits for her worshipers.
Brief History of Aje Olokun (The Goddess of Wealth)
AJE is known to be the daughter of Olokun. Nevertheless, Olokun himself respects AJE, which is why Aje is sometimes referred to as AJE Olokun (Goddess of wealth). In fact, some are of the belief that it is essential to praise AJE before anyone can get favour from Olokun. This is due to the fact that AJE is the only daughter of Olokun and Olokun loves her dearly.
AJE can be found in water. This was the source of spending cowries before the advent of present currencies. All Aje Olokun offerings are; bananas, beans, ekuru, oyin (honey) and so on. Till this day, there is a day separated for Aje Olokun Festival in the eastern part of Nigeria, the Yorubas.
Benefit Of Aje Olokun, The Goddess of Wealth?
The major benefit for Aje Olokun is the provision of wealth for her worshipers. This wealth provision comes in a very unique and natural way. The goddess of wealth blesses her worshipers beyond their mates and colleague in whatever they do.
In order for anyone to receive provision from the goddess of wealth, it must not be by just worshipping her. There must be something a worshiper must be doing that AJE Olokun is going to bless for sufficiency. This simply means, AJE only helps those who help themselves.
Female Genders and Goddess of Wealth
Another fact about the goddess of wealth is how the female gender is more beneficiary to having the spirit of Aje (wealth). This spirit in its real sense has no damage to the lady herself, nor to the beneficiary. In fact, a such female may ordinarily not know that there is the existence of any spirit in her and this is why we have most of them distributing their glory from one man to another. As each man has sexual intercourse with such a lady, a tap of her glory must go with it.
It is important to know that, taking good care of anyone with the spirit of Aje is equivalent to worshipping AJE. The more one takes care of any female with such gift, the more they receive blessing in their endeavours. The spirit of Aje is not only in women, we have men with such spirit too, but they are not common when compared to the number of females. This is evidence in the fact that AJE herself is a female.
How Orunmila Met Aje
Ọrunmila, also known as Orula in Latin America, is the Orisha of wisdom, knowledge, and divination & the first Babalawo. This section talks about how Orumina met Aje Olokun, and as the Orisha of wisdom, he gave the verse below for people to learn from.
Sare sese, ko maba tayo’re
Translation. Don’t be in a hurry not to go beyond good luck
Rin gbere gbere ko ma ba da ire wonyi nu…
Translation. Walk gently for you not pour away this goodness…
This verse is to explain how a man should react to wealth, how to take care of the goddess and lastly, its benefits. The verse is an illustration of the experience of Orunmila when he went searching for the goddess of wealth at Oja Ejigbo mon’kun.
Orunmila, like others, was in search of the goddess but he did not rush; he took his time and followed the instructions given to him. Others went in search of the goddess of wealth but the goddess hid from them, seeing their desperation. When they left, Orunmila came on a goat as directed by the ifa divination and the goddess of wealth chose to follow him.
On getting home, Orunmila offered her banana and other special foods she likes. This made the goddess of wealth happy, and she became the greatest source of wealth to Orunmila.
Source: Oyasogo Abiodun