Osun’s primary job is to alert us to danger, and let us know when there’s a serious threat to our physical or spiritual well-being. He’s a symbol of good health and stability in life. In the home, Osun stands on guard and never sleeps. Santeros keep him on a high shelf or on top of a bookcase, somewhere that allows him to see what goes on in the house. If he tips over and falls (without anyone touching him), we know there’s a problem and we should go immediately to our godmother or godfather’s house to deal with it. It’s important to keep Osun in a place where small children aren’t tempted to play with him.