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Ogun

a state of SW Nigeria, formed in 1976 from part of Western State. Capital: Abeokuta. Pop.: 2 614 747 (1995 est.). Area: 16 762 sq. km (6472 sq. miles)
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In this ritual the roles would be reversed so that Steve hits Max instead of hitting Lee Roy and Max takes Steve out for a ritual meal, having appeased the Ogoun with a few coins.
w/this tongue, I wish w/yr permission & w/as much aplomb & care as i can limp & limbo up to & pour a brief libation at the foot of the several trees of me/mory I growing see here in these beautiful landscapes where the umbilical chords of my voice, I suppose we will have to call it that - book, bell, trigger, treasure of metaphor - have been placed all along the curved tale & tails of my journey by my mother & father & sisters & my ancestor brother & Bob'ob the Ogoun carpenter & Grannpa & Esse & Fillmore and 'all the aunts & uncles' & Queen Victoria & the Sistine Chapel & Oshogbo & Hounsi Twenefor & Stephen Daedalus & Stephen Agyemann & Bouhnan & W B Yeats & Sycorax & Oya & Agamemnon dead
said he was possessed by the warrior spirit, Ogoun.
On another occasion, when Ogoun performed the nago-grand-coup in Beauvoir's body at a ceremony for the National Body of Voudonists, the spirit, through Beauvoir, downed a bottle of what the celebrants told me was the spirit's favorite scotch, Johnnie Walker.
Jacques, the patron saint of Haiti, is historically a warrior-hero-saint from the era of the Crusades and is identified with the African spirit, Ogoun Feraille.
Before battles, Haitians called upon Ogoun to protect them from their enemies.
Bob'ob was Brathwaite's grandfather's brother, a carpenter, who becomes the Legba and Ogoun in Islands (1969) and in Barabajan Poems.