6. Each Babalawo has an enormous collection of verses. There are thousands of these verses, some as short as one line while others may be hundreds of lines in length. The verses are to be memorized and consulted as needed. The Babalawo, after determining which oddu is to be read, consults all his verses for that sign. To produce an answer, he selects and interprets verses against his knowledge of the oddu and of the client's situation.

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