Briefly put, Ogu na Ofo, or more commonly Ofo na Ogu are symbols of innocence and righteousness. Whenever some kind of danger approaches, it is common to hear the expression, 'ejikwa m ogu' or 'o ji ofo ga-ana' or ejikwam ofo na ogu (usually said with a slow motion shrug of the shoulders and sometimes accompanied with the snapping of the thumb and middle fingers on both hands) meaning, I hold ogu or the one holding ofo will escape harm or I am innocent and righteous. You do not pray to ofo and ogu, rather you proclaim them prophetically to express your confidence that nothing wrong will happen to you because your hands are clean. To understand this sense of courage that has seen the Igbo migrate to all corners of the earth with the confidence that nothing evil will befall the innocent, think about the Igbo belief in Chi or personal god. While some cultures believe that evil people or witches are capable of harming someone else (Europeans killed nine million people believed to be witches but the igbo would say that even if you are a witch, are you my Chi?), the Igbo strongly believe that no one can harm us unless our Chi is in agreement with the plan and provided that we hold ofo and ogu. This is very similar to the Jewish belief that God is with them and no one could harm them unless it is the wish of God, provided that they are righteous.