Logunan orisha of time: day, prayer, children’s tendencies and more!

Who is the Logunan orisha?

The orixá Logunan, also known as Oyá-Tempo, is the orixá that provides support in the field of faith for all beings. Alongside Oxalá, Logunan rules the first of the seven lines of Umbanda and Candomblé, the throne of faith.

As its name suggests, Logunan/Oyá-Tempo is the personification of time and space, where all events manifest themselves. As it is considered time itself, it does not suffer its interference, that is, it is a timeless deity, but one that can govern the total synchronism of time.

Learn more about the Logunan orixá, according to Umbanda and Candomblé traditions.

Logunan Features

All Candomblé and Umbanda deities have their own set of characteristics. Below, you will be able to learn about all the main characteristics that make up the mystique surrounding the Logunan orixá.

■ The Logunan Legend

The orixá Logunan acts in the line of faith with Oxalá. Logunan and Oxalá represent the polarity of the religious field. Oxalá is the god responsible for radiating faith to all beings, at all times. Just as the sun radiates its light and heat to the world, Oxalá emanates a religious force that animates everything it touches. He is like a loving parent, capable of strengthening people’s hearts with his faith.

Oxalá’s contagious force needs an active presence that absorbs and controls it, preventing people from drifting into fanaticism and emotional uncontrollability. It is at this moment that Logunan appears as a neutral force, acting on the being to balance its relationship with faith. It embodies the necessary rigor so that people do not get lost in their religious journey, in order to absorb the excesses of the field of faith.

■ Logunan’s day and field of action

Since it is the orisha of time, every day of the week can be Logunan’s day. However, it is common for the 11th of August to be reserved for its celebration.

Logunan’s field of action is the religious field, in the line of faith, the first of the seven lines of Umbanda and Candomblé.

■ Logunan function

The Logunan orixá has as main functions the correction, rebalancing and reordering of those people who make malicious use of faith and religion.

Thus, anyone who has led astray and corrupted people or situations from the path of goodness is subject to its reordering action at one time or another.

Those who violate the fundamentals that support the religiosity of beings are punished by Logunan in Time – a kind of cosmic void where all malicious spirits are held back.

■ Logunan Symbol, Metals and Stones

Symbol: the spiral. (Sn).

Due to its active magnetism on the faith of all beings, Logunan emits a spiral wave capable of depleting and controlling the spiritual intensity of emotional beings, fanatics or unbalanced.

Metal: tin (Sn).

Tin is an extremely shiny silver-colored metal used in the preservation of canned foods. Its magic is associated with balance and healing, due to its malleable nature, which allows it to be incorporated with other metals, compensating for its defects.

Crystal: smoky or smoky quartz.
This crystal has a range of colors between brown and black, and its name is derived from the belief that there was smoke inside. Smoky quartz fulfills important functions related to protection, opening new paths and achieving goals.

■ Logunan Herbs, Flowers and Essences

Herbs: eucalyptus, rosemary and star anise.

The use of eucalyptus in bathing, smoking or cleaning can bring protection, blessings and positivity. Rosemary, in turn, is an herb that can be used in teas, baths and dishes to bring purification, banishment and prosperity. Star anise is a spice that can serve to stimulate our intuition, creativity and protect us from negative energies.

As noted, all three herbs associated with the Logunan orisha work in our lives to rid us of the ill omen and provide us with a cure.

Flowers and essences: wildflowers and yellow roses.

Field flowers are responsible for attracting good luck, while yellow roses are indicated for prosperity, well-being and balance. Both flowers can be used to make essences, for aromatization and for your baths.

■ Planet and Logunan chakra

The Logunan orixá does not have a specific planet, as the entire cosmos is its extension. Being space-time itself, everything manifests in it and nothing exists beyond it, such as the cosmos, which comprises all the planets, stars and stars.

The chakra associated with the Logunan orisha is the crown or crown chakra, the most important of the seven chakras. Located at the top of our head, it is through this chakra that our spirituality, awareness and wisdom are produced.

■ Greeting to Logunan

All Candomblé orixás have a greeting through which their children and faithful ask for their blessings and transmit their good energies. Here is the greeting of the orisha Logunan:

“Look at the time, my mother!”

Such a greeting asks you to point the index finger of one of your hands up in a circular motion, as if showing the time.

■ Offerings to Logunan

Offerings to the orisha Logunan, as to any orisha, are not exact recipes. There is a tendency for certain items to be offered to orixás based on documentation, websites and reports. From this information, you will be able to analyze what is the best way to prepare your offering.

First example:

Items:

  • A white towel or cloth;
  • A white candle;
  • A dark blue candle;
  • White ribbons (odd quantity);
  • Dark blue ribbons (odd quantity);
  • A glass of water;
  • A dry coconut;
  • A pomegranate;
  • White lilies (odd quantity).

Execution:

  • Spread the towel on the floor and light a candle on each side, sticking out of the fabric;
  • Leave the cup of water in the center of the fabric and place one half of the dry coconut on each side of the body;
  • Finish by spreading the pomegranate seeds, ribbons and lilies across the fabric.

Second example:

Items:

  • A white towel or cloth;
  • Three white candles;
  • Three dark blue candles;
  • A white pemba;
  • A blue pemba;
  • An orange;
  • A pineapple;
  • White lilies (odd quantity).

Execution:

  • On the outstretched white towel, light a candle of each color outside on each side of the fabric (left, right, and the side farthest away from you).
  • Place the pineapple slices in the center of the fabric, spreading the orange slices, lilies and pemba powder around the pineapple.

Whichever offering you choose, it is very important that it be accompanied by a prayer, waiting at least thirty minutes in place. After the offering is made, be sure to clean the place and properly dispose of all used items.

■ Prayers for Logunan

Below, you will find examples of prayers for the orisha Logunan, which can be used for her offerings, or during services. Don’t worry if you know a different prayer, as there is no right or wrong for this practice as long as your desire for connection stays alive.

First example:

Save Logunan, Act

on our minds, ideas, faith and religiosity so that I can enjoy your positive and ordering action.
Deliver me from bigotry and emotional excesses, taking care that I never stray from the path of faith.
I ask that, with Your love, welcome me in every way, leading my life on the straight path of goodness and light.
Divine Logunan, bless my life and grant me this grace

[Make your request]

Let me have your blessing so that I never lack courage, even in the most difficult of times.
May I follow the path of struggle, strength and divine light, supported by your love.

So be it!

Second example:

Divine radiance from Logunan,

Bring into my life the divine light of Pai Olorum, so that I never stray from the paths of faith.
Eliminate in my physical and spiritual body any disharmony, weakness and despair.
May faith be my food and direction, guiding me to better days and situations than my mind can create.
Guide us in faith and in divine support, so that any and all evil vanishes.
May all that afflicts and torments us be purified.

[Make your wish]

Protect us with your light and your magical strength.
Hail, Divine Mother of Faith.
Hail the beloved Mother Logunan who brings us the time of faith.

Positive trends from the Logunan children

The children of the orixá Logunan have some outstanding positive characteristics, as you will see below. It is interesting to note that these trends were observed over time and not necessarily all of them need to appear in someone for that person to be, in fact, a daughter of this orixá.

■ Shyness

Devotion to the Logunan orixá makes their children acquire a strong feeling of introspection, due to the strong vibrations of the religious universe that resonate with them. They are people oriented towards their most intimate side, turned towards the interior, and who rarely express their feelings.

■ Description

The introspective character of the Logunan children does not prevent them from being friendly people and considered by most people to be excellent friends and advisers.

However, it is common that, even so, they are recognized for their discreet, quiet and measured posture, with a keen sense of observation. They are people who know how to keep their feelings and avoid showing them too much.

■ Stable

In the same way as Logunan seeks the balance of spiritual forces among beings, his children are marked by stability and uprightness of character. They are people who seek emotional balance at all times, avoiding excesses and helping others to correct their flaws and deviations.

■ Mystics

The children of the orixá Logunan value mysticism and spirituality. They are great appreciators of religiosity, faith and philosophy. They have a deep connection with reading, studying and romantic music, always preferring to acquire knowledge for themselves rather than to display it indiscriminately.

Negative Tendencies of Logunan’s Children

Unfavorable characteristics are also part of a person’s personality. Find out below about the most common negative tendencies that the sons and daughters of the Logunan orixá may exhibit.

■ Retracted

Too much focus on their inwardness can make Logunan’s children too withdrawn, unable to express their feelings and to create openness in friendships as well as in love. It is not necessarily a lack of trust in the other, but a defense mechanism cultivated by their children without their being aware of it.

■ Jealous

The connection of Logunan children to their friends and partners is often very strong. This characteristic can stimulate imaginary rivalries, in a way that leads them to question the level of fidelity of their friendships. Thus, it is common for them to exaggerate their jealousy.

■ Possessive

The lack of trust that can appear among Logunan’s children is also responsible for creating possessive instincts, especially with those they are closest to. They feel an exaggerated need to protect themselves from other people, internally cultivating negative feelings, without real foundation.

Logunan Syncretisms

As it is a deity that rules over time, the Logunan orisha may be related to qualities and powers similar to deities from other cultures. There are at least five known affinities, listed below.

■ In Celtic culture

In Celtic culture, the orisha Logunan has many affinities with the goddess Arianrhod. Her name literally means silver wheel or silver circle, symbolizing her role as the representative goddess of the full moon, stars and sky.

Arianrhod is responsible for rituals related to death and resurrection, as well as countless approaches to fertility, magic, justice and destiny.

In Welsh legends, Arianrhod is responsible for carrying in his boat the souls of warriors killed in battle to another world. In this place, the goddess led these souls to new life, from the time available to incarnate.

■ In Egyptian culture

In Egyptian culture, the orisha Logunan has many affinities with the goddess Nut, the sky goddess and mother of all celestial bodies.

Nut is one of the primordial goddesses for Egyptian mythology, having a very important role in the cosmogony (myths of origin and creation of the cosmos) of this culture. Its body stretched over the Earth to protect it, and its four ground-touching limbs formed the four cardinal points.

According to the Egyptian narratives, Nut played a very important role in the cult of the dead and in the belief in the resurrection. It was believed that after someone’s death, that person’s soul would shine like a star on some part of their body.

■ In Hindu culture

In the Buddhist and Hindu religions, the Logunan orixá has many similarities with the goddess Tara, the goddess of the sky, stars and time. It is one of the manifestations of Buddha, representing the highest spiritual feminine aspect.

It is believed that Tara was a princess who learned all of the Buddha’s teachings. In view of this, she was advised to pray for a male reincarnation capable of bringing her more benefits in the world. Recognizing a problem with this practice, the goddess promised to always reincarnate as a woman, demonstrating the highest values ​​of compassion and wisdom.

The name Tara means star. Therefore, it is associated with driving boats and saving shipwrecks. 

■ In Nordic culture

In Norse culture, there are three goddesses who have a special affinity with the Logunan orisha, known as Nornas. These are three guardians responsible for protecting the past, present and future.

The guardian of the past, Urd, is represented by an elderly woman of very advanced age, responsible for protecting the ancient mysteries.

The guardian of the present, Verdandi, is represented as a mother, responsible for movement and continuity. All events in the world are woven into your mind by the force of your thoughts.

The guardian of the future, Skuld, is represented as a young woman with the force of fate, one of the most powerful in the entire universe. All prophecies and divinations relate to her.

■ In Catholicism

Religious syncretism has as its principle the approximation of distinct religious doctrines and beliefs. In Brazil, this process occurred due to the history of reprimanding African-based religions, which forced their faithful to mix elements of Catholicism with their rites and beliefs, giving rise to Umbanda, as we know it today.

Thus, it was common to create affinities between the orixás and Catholic saints to preserve their traditional African religiosity.

In the case of Logunan, the Catholic saint syncretized with the orixá was Santa Clara. Like Logunan, Santa Clara is recognized among Christians for its unshakable faith, being worshiped for its ability to bring the faithful closer to the religious faith, preventing them from deviating from its purpose.

How is the Logunan orisha present in our lives?

We are all sons and daughters of all orixás. Even if you don’t know if Logunan is your head orisha or not, you can still make this deity present in your life through rites and prayers. In this way, it will guide you to the path of goodness and will bring you emotional and spiritual balance.

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