Omimi is Pandemonium; She was the wife of Aiye, the world. Anytime Aiye attempted something worthwhile that was when Omimi would going to action. Everything would scatter! It was obvious that Aiye did not need Omimi, but nobody could separate the two. Several noble projects were destroyed by Omimi while looked on, helplessly. All great men and women who try to contain the wife of Aiye were washed away by pandemonium. Those who attempted to make Aiye see that he must do away with pandemonium were overwhelmed and destroyed by the same woman that they were trying to contain. Nobody seemed to have any solution on how to handle Omimi.
One day however, Orunmila made it his responsibility to contain pandemonium by any means. The destruction happening in the world must come to an end, he vowed. Orunmila summoned some of his former students to consult the Ifa. He wanted to know how best to handle the problem posed by Omimi. The awo cast IFA for him and the Holy Odu OgbeAlara was revealed. The awo told Orunmila that the best way to tame pandemonium and stop her from creating further havoc was to take her from the world. By making Omimi his wife, Orunmila would easily be able to monitor her both day and night. The awo explained to Orunmila that if he took over pandemonium, however, Aiye himself would give Orunmila the fight of his life. In the end, however, Orunmila was told that he would triumph and save many people from experiencing pandemonium in their lives. They advised Orunmila to make a sacrifice. After a lengthy deliberation, Orunmila complied with the advice of his awo. He made the sacrifice.
Soon afterward, Orunmila met Omimi and he began to woo her. At first, she refused to listen to him because she knew for sure that Orunmila would try to stop her from creating havoc in the lives of people. Orunmila however was persistent and Omimi finally gave in. The two of them then went into hiding. Then, as the awo had predicted, the world began to look for pandemonium. Unknown to many, Aiye had actually been using pandemonium to destabilize people's lives. He enjoyed seeing people suffer and die. This was because of the fact that anyone who died would be consumed by the world. And so, pandemonium helped to intensify the world's power.
As soon as pandemonium moved into the house of Orunmila, Aiye became very angry. Before long, he became depressed. His depression then gave way to desperation. Aiye decided to find out where his wife had been taken and he would teach everyone involved a lesson they would never forget. And so, the world plan his strategy for war. It took him 1 year to perfect his plan. The day Aiye decided to strike, Orunmila was totally unprepared. The confrontation was extremely fierce. Heaven and earth shook violently. Before long, the world had gained the upper hand. He was pushing Orunmila further and further back. It was clear that Aiye would soon overwhelm Orunmila.
That is when ESU advised Orunmila to hide from the world in order to regain his strength and plan his own war strategy. Upon hearing this, Orunmila realized that it was the most sensible thing to do under the current conditions. Orunmila took to his heels! He ran and hid himself in the midst of 60 Iyere seeds. When the seeds saw him, they asked him what was the matter? They demanded to know why Orunmila was running the way he was. Orunmila explained to the 60 Iyere seeds what was happening. They told Orunmila that they did not want any trouble from the world. They chased him out of his hiding place. The world then saw Orunmila and started to pursue him again.
Orunmila was on the Run once more. He ran inside the hiding place of 60 Kola nuts. As soon as he got there, the 60 Kola nuts demanded to know why he was running. Orunmila explained the situation. When the Kola nuts heard his explanation, they told him to go away! They said they did not want any trouble from any place at all! When Orunmila hesitated, they kicked him out forcefully. Another round of intense fighting occurred. They fought for seven days without stopping. Orunmila became weaker and weaker. Again, ESU advised him to go back into hiding. This time, Orunmila went and hid himself inside 60 Ataare. The Ataare asked him what was the matter? Again, Orunmila explained why he had been fighting and hiding. The Ataare told Orunmila to leave there abode immediately! All of his pleading fell on deaf ears. The 60 Ataare pushed Orunmila out with force once again.
The fight was more fierce than before. Orunmila fought bravely but he was no match for the power of the world. For 17 days the fighting continued. It was just a matter of time before the world would defeat Orunmila totally. Once more, ESU appeared. He told Orunmila to go back into hiding. Orunmila ran again. This time, he met the Aparo, the Partridge on the way. He begged the Partridge to allow him to hide under his feathers. The Partridge demanded to know why Orunmila chose to hide. He then explained everything to the Partridge. Aparo told Orunmia to hide under its beak. Both Orunmila and the Partridge then disappeared. When the world got to the spot where they once stood, he could not find Orunmila and the Partridge. He searched to no avail.
In frustration he went home and eventually forgot about pandemonium. When Orunmila got to his home, he told pandemonium that from that day forward, she must never go out to cause havoc anymore. Omimi complied. From that day onward, only those who went looking for pandemonium and disaster would bring pandemonium into their lives. That was how Orunmila managed to frustrate the world an tame pandemonium at the same time.*
* Popoola, Solagbade. Ifa Dida.