Iyawo means Minor Wife but it also refers to those who have been recently initiated in the Mysteries of Nature Forces (Orisha). In Santería, this is known as Iyabo, Iyaboraje and Iyaworaje but the real name is Iyawo. Like many other things which have happened in the diaspora, those who are initiated are left to the mercy of rules created by people we do not know. On this topic I just want to point out that it is not necessary to spend seven days in a room, only three days are enough; let alone spend a whole year after the initiation dressed in white or make, after three months, the so-called Ebo of three months. The other Ebo, the one called Ebo of the year, is correct and it is made in a different way as it is usually performed. It consists of making a divination each year to identify what should be offered to the received Orishas and what Ifá predicts for the coming year, as well as performing Ebo (sacrifices) and Ebo Riru to the Odu of the year. In order to enable the predictions of that cycle, a Babaláwo or Iyalorìsà (santero or santera) makes the divination and the Babaláwo makes his Ebo Riru. What about the saint room? It is needed in order to have the right to initiate others; when you receive the Ase from an Orisha in your initiation, you can initiate others. It makes sense, does not it? You only need to prepare yourself and study in order to obtain such knowledge.