Yoruba traditional beliefs are based on strict disciplines and moral values. Addressing the understanding of Iwa will show that there is much to ponder whenever the term Iwa is mentioned.
The term literally means ‘exist’ to fufill destiny. One cannot fufill ones destiny without applying the moral tenets of their Odu in life. Iwa is sometimes also referred to as ones character, it is character that manifests the inner most existence of the person. The goal is to establish Iwa-Pele. (Good character)