# Ifa Literary Corpus in Bytes and Bits

Ifa literary corpus is 128 bytes data. Ifa is an Odu recursively within itself. An Odu is quantitatively a nibble (0.5 byte) and structurally a 3×3×3 magic cube (Rubik’s Cube). Ifa literary corpus is a Yoruba divination book based on oral tradition.

The book is an Odu comprised of sixteen chapters and sixteen verses. Each chapter or verse is an Odu so that Ifa literary corpus is an Odu containing 256 Odu.

Ifa Literary Corpus = Odu + 256 Odu
= 257 Odu

An Odu is equal to 4 bits. For example, oyeku (0000) = 4 bits and ose (1010) = 4 bits.

A pair of Odu is equal to 8 bits.

Oyeku + Ose = 4 bits + 4 bits
= 8 bits

In computing, 4 bits = 1 nibble and 8 bits = 1 byte.

Oyeku and Ose = 0000 and 1010
= 00001010
= 8 bits
= 1 byte

The sixteen principal Odu are the sixteen chapters of Ifa literary corpus. Since a byte is equal to two Odu, the sixteen chapters are equal to 8 bytes.

1 Chapter = Odu
= 0.5 byte

16 Chapters = 16 × Odu
= 16 × 0.5 byte
= 8 bytes

Since each chapter is subdivided into sixteen verses, there are 256 Odu in Ifa literary corpus. Which means that Ifa literary corpus is equal to 128 bytes.

Chapters = 16 Odu
Verses = 16 Odu

Ifa literary corpus = chapters & verses
= 16 & 16
= 16 × 16
= 256

Odu = 0.5 byte
256 Odu = 256 × 0.5 byte
= 128 bytes

Since data is life, Ifa literary corpus is 128 bytes life energy.

Data = D + A + T + A
= 4 + 1 + 20 + 1
= 26 (qi)

Qi energy is quantified in bytes. And Ifa literary corpus is 128 bytes of qi energy.

Information transferred from Ifa to the net is life energy quantified in bytes. 128 bytes of information uploaded to cyberspace is 128 bytes of qi energy.

In cyberspace, Ifa literary corpus is the book of life, since Ifa literary corpus is a book and the information transferred from Ifa to the web is qi (data).