Ogun: Orisha of Iron and War
Ogun is a powerful Orisha who is a master of iron and fire and a fierce warrior who defends truth, justice, law, and order.
The Osun Iron Rooster is a part of the tools used in the worship of the Orisha Ogun. It is typically found perched on top of a cup placed on a pedestal and is often included alongside other items such as the Ogun Pot on an altar dedicated to this deity.
Long ago, there was a story about Osun. According to the story, his father Obatala chose him to be like a watchman. His job was to stay alert and let Obatala know if there was any danger, just like a rooster in a barnyard.