OkanranMeji, Ko o ran omo kan mi
Were the ones who divined for Sakoto
When he was going to Owa town
He was advised to sacrifice a pigeon, a sheep and three bean cakes
He heeded and the sacrificed
- Holy Odu OkanranMeji
The babalawos advised Sakoto to eat the bean cakes and not to give them to Esu. As he travelled, he met the first Esu but refused to give him the bean cakes. He met a second Esu, who stretched out his hands, asking for the bean cakes. But Sakoto ate another and kept walking. Sakoto met a third Esu and still refused to give him the bean cake. Enraged, Esu caused it to rain fiercely. The rain beat Sakoto mercilessly. In Owa, the Oba had recently return to the rafters, that is the he returned to the ancestral realm. The bablawos had predicted that the new king would be a stranger, who would arrive drenched by the rain. And so, Sakoto became installed as the king of Owa.
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