Olorun (Yoruba:Olòrún, IPA:ɒ̙:lɒ̙:rún) is the standard Yoruba word for "God", "Olódùmarè", used by Yoruba-speakers of all faiths. The term is most likely derived from a contraction of the Yorubic article Olu and Ọ̀rún "Lord of the heavens" to Ọlọ́run meaning "God".
- Is the great king of the Universe and the glorious pinnacle...
- Peter J Allen / Chas Saunders, Godchecked Online 19 May 1999.
- Olodumare has rubbed Its head with Iyerosun.
Will never die,
which whole head is become exceedingly hoary
- Is the final disposer of all things.
Is the Judge that controls man's destiny
and each will receive that which is deserved...
- Ibid. p. 42.