Here is another version of the pumpkin for Osun offering, except this one is for love and marriage. Osun Pumpkin For Prosperity is very similar, with only slight variations. I posted this one for oyasdawta last week, and got to thinking about how similar they are.
I fouund versions of both those rituals in a number of online archives, and it had to be edited and reformatted. Here’s the offering below.
Take a pumpkin, cut off top, clean out the insides, it but leave some seeds in it. (Maybe five.)
Write your lovers name on a brown piece of paper, place in the bottom of the pumpkin with five fish hooks.
Cover the paper and hooks with honey, then sprinkle with cinnamon. Then on top of that carefully place five egg yolks. Over that carefully cover it all with cooking oil. You want to try and keep the layers though some stuff will float.
Once you have filled the pumpkin with the oil (fill it to about 2 inches below the top of the pumpkin. You now need to get 5 of those floating wicks (you know for floating candles.)
Light the wicks and let burn for one hour, repeat the lighting and burning for one hour for five days (so make sure you have enough oil in there.)
After five days go to a river with it (again this is directed to Oshun.)
Offer the pumpkin to Oshun with five cents.