Voodoo: Eleggua altar - gives us assistance when we are at a "crossroads" and a tough decision must be made. Images of Him are commonly kept behind the front door. Large Ellegua Head may also be used as a candle holder.
In Yoruba mythology, Elegua is an Orisha (spirit) associated with "opening the ways", or crossroads. Often depicted as a child or a small man, he is a playful; a trickster and a strategist amongst the divinities. Worshippers often have a cement head with a metal spike in the top, and cowrie shells for eyes and mouth, as a representation of Elegua which receives offerings and protects in return.
Ogun feast day is June 29. His colors are green, red and purple. His main implement is the machete. His sacrifice are all animals but he loves goats, roosters, possum rat, pigeons and the guinea hen. He loves to drink, smoke cigars and dance. Ogun is also know to reside at the train tracks where some of his offerings are taken to besides the forest.