Irete

Cowries: Irete

Irete (| | || |) is the fourteenth Odu on the list of the sixteen principal Odu in Ifa divination system. It has single lines in the first, second and fourth positions, and a double line in the third position.

Since a double line is equal to 0 and a single line 1, Irete is equal to 1101.

The double line implies the split side of a cowrie and the single line the smooth side, such that Irete has smooth sides in the first, second and fourth positions, and a split side in the third position.

The sixteen principal Odu constitute a hexadecimal computing system where Irete is equal to D.

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