chapter  Chapter VIII
IFA and the Four Walls of the Yoruba Kingdom
WithR. E. Dennett
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Oja through Togun told me that Eleda fought with Ifa, in consequence of which he became a hearing speaking, seeing, thinking being, and that this sensitising of Ifa was accomplished through Obatala. Bishop Crowther translates the word Eleda as Creator, Supreme Being. Ellis says it is another name for Olorun, the Yoruba sky god, in his capacity as the controller of rains.