OGUN (GOD OF IRON )
The purpose of observing the Ogun (God of iron) as part of the activities for 70th birthday of kabiyesi oba ojora, is to appreciate the Ogun for keeping the indegines of Ijora, and the residents as a whole.
And also to appease the god of iron for protection during and after the festival period.
Erecting the gods of iron altar, prevent accidents occurrence in the land of Ijora, for the gods of iron will treet its worshippers as its own children not as a substance for the sacrifice.
So, it is mandated to always offer the sacrifice to the Ogun as required.
The required ingredients for the Ogun sacrifice are,
Honey, sugar, salt, roasted yam, popcorn, Guinea fowl, palm oil palm wine, white cork, smoked catfish, and dog.
The hunters shoot their local gun, immediately the priest cut the head of the dog, as a result of the sacrifice been accepted by the gods of iron.