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Olokun (known as Olocún in Latin America) is an Orisha.[1] Olokun is believed to be the mother of Aje (the Orisha of great wealth and of the bottom of the ocean.)

Olokun, Is an Orisha in the religion of Santeria, Olokun Is An Androgynous Orisha, Meaning, Olokun is also a man and a woman, depending on if it's the Olokun of Ifá, or the Olokun of Ocha.

Olokun is highly praised for the Her/His Ability to give great wealth, health and prosperity to her/his followers.


In The Book Of Ifá, it foretells Olokun Being Enraged to the surface, As She/He Rose up from her/his domain, to drown the humans, The Orishas went to Orunmila, to ask on what to do, and Orunmila Foretold that Oggun Needed to create the longest chain he can possibly create. And it was Obatala who had to do the job, of imprisoning Olokun in her own domain, so, Obatala went to Oggun, to ask to make the longest chain he has ever made, and so he did, and Obatala went down into the ocean, to imprison Olokun with the chain that Oggun gave to Obatala.


  1. ^ Clark, Mary Ann (2007). Santería : correcting the myths and uncovering the realities of a growing religion. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-275-99079-4.