I call upon you.
I give you my respect and remembrance.*
Ancestors of blood and bone and flesh, of lineage and ase.
I stand before you, you stand behind me,
Raising me up on your strength and support
Ancestors, I give you respect and remembrance.
Give me good feet so I may follow my destiny,
Guide me with your wisdom to the right path,
Support me in my trials
Egungun in Ode Remo, Nigeria
For I do not know whether to pour oil or wine first.
For I do not know whether to lay offerings or pray first.
For I do not know whether to look east or west.
Teach me how to build the nest so the entrance faces down in a curve.
Lend me your wisdom and guidance.
I give you my respect and remembrance.
Mojube to the Holy Odu Oturopon Meji for inspiration and words.