Egungun is a deity with a colourful dress , it is one of the greatest divinities in the land of Yoruba. Among oral traditions, there are lot of stories about EGUNGUN cult and how it sprouted up among Yoruba race
IFA told us about a man called KUJENRA who turned the cloth of ORO to EGUNGUN, which attract people’s adoration of this said cloth and consequently led to the object of worship. While other myths made us to know that EGUNGUN and ORO are brothers. The myth went further that both ORO and EGUNGUN were good merchants . They took their trade to neighbouring cities. ORO was a spendthrift, squanderer and a compulsive shopper. He had no reserve, while EGUNGUN was found of pleasing himself with various cloths and meticulously dressing himself to taste.