chapter  Chapter X
Aganju, Yemoja, their Offspring, and the Ogboni or Council
WithR. E. Dennett
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The Bashorun is not only one of the four great chiefs, but also the chief officer of the Council of State or Ogboni. 1 We may expect, therefore, to find that Ifa is not only one of the four great Orishas, but also the chief officer of the godly Council of Orishas. And so it is except that here Ifa is represented by Eshu. 2