Oyeku

Cowries: Oyeku

Oyeku (|| || || ||) is the first of the sixteen Odu of Ifa oracle divination system. It is comprised of four double lines; each double line represents the split side of a cowrie shell, and the four double lines are the split sides of four cowries.

Each Odu is equal to 4 bits (binary digits). A double line in an Odu or the split side of a cowrie is equal to 0 and a single line or the smooth side of a cowrie is equal to 1.

Therefore,  the four double lines (four split sides) in Oyeku are equal to 0000.

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