Odu are the spiritual symbols that hold messages. They are chapters of within the sacred corpus of Ifa, the messages of Olodumare (God Almighty). Ranging from Eji-Ogbe to Ofun Ose, there are two hundred fifty-six Odu. Each Odu contains more than one thousand verses.There are a total of 256. Below are the 16 major odu. When paired in various combinations they make up the remaining 240, known as the minor odu.