Merry meet my friends.
I haven’t posted in ages, but I do log on, read about different things, and hop around in the forum often. I will try to pick up the posting again.
In witchcraft, I basically work with the feminine deities/goddesses. Right now I am working on getting really close with Hecate. I am enjoying the journey so much. I will post about it soon. I am also studying the Ogham.
When it comes to Santeria there are many Divine Masculine Energies. When I read this challenge right away I thought of Ogun. A few ways I work with Ogun are when I feel physically weak, energetically drained, I need help with something (or someone)… especially at work but it doesn’t have to be only a work situation, appling for new jobs. These are a few.
Santeria is a closed religion. The Orisha’s we receive in ceremony are sacred. I will ask (via shell divination) if I can post a picture of my Ogun pot. If I get the go-ahead I will.
Here Is some info on Ogun I found. It is accurate. The site I found this info on is [(Ogún - AboutSanteria)]
Ogún (Oggún) is the owner of all metals and minerals, especially iron. He’s associated with knives, machetes, nails, metal tools, firearms and other weapons, as well as mountains. Generally, he’s portrayed as a solitary blacksmith or ironmonger who lives alone in the forest. When the Orishas came to earth, Ogún was given the task of clearing the forests with his machete. The patakis (sacred stories) tell us that Ogún’s father is Obatalá, his mother is Yemaya, and his brothers are Eleguá and Ochosi. Often Changó is also mentioned as a brother or half brother. The stories say that Ogún was in love with his mother and wanted to have carnal relations with her, but Eleguá was always on the lookout and stopped him. On one occasion, Ogún escaped Eleguá’s watchful eye and forced himself on Yemaya, but he was caught in the act by Obatalá. Before Obatalá could punish him, Ogún cursed himself. He told Obatalá that he would go live in the wilderness all alone and devote himself completely to work for the rest of eternity. Only his brother Ochosi, the great hunter, saw him from time to time. Otherwise, Ogún was always alone, working day and night, miserable and unhappy, and he started to spread ofoché (magical powders) around the world to create arayé (tragedy, discord). To save the world from arayé, Ochún, the goddess of love, intervened. She sought out Ogún and seduced him with her beauty and sweetness. After his encounter with Ochún, Ogún calmed down and lost his bitterness. He was married at one time to Oyá, but she left him for Changó; some lineages say the brothers became enemies because of Oyá’s infidelity, but other lineages say the rivalry is exaggerated and the two Orichas still work together on occasion.
Ogún is the patron of all those who work with metal, mechanics, engineers, policemen, soldiers, surgeons. He knows the secrets of the natural world and can perform powerful witchcraft when the situation calls for it. He has a violent, brusque nature, but he also has a more peaceful side. He’s good at farming, raising animals and hunting. Ogún is also the owners of locks, and chains, and he’s the foundation on which everything is built. He oversees construction and labor, and is the master of the technology required for human progress and evolution in the material world. In traditional images of Ogún, he wears a close-fitting cap on his head, his chest is bare, he wears a hunter’s pouch slung across a shoulder, and around his waist he wears a belt with a long fringe of mariwó (palm fibers), which protects him from evil. Together with Eleguá and Ochosi, he protects the interior entryway of homes.