Eleggua - Monday is his day, so that is a good day to make offerings to him. His number is 3, colours red / black. He loves candies, cigars, rum, keys. Do not be confused though, statues like these are representations of him, that are nice to have if you are uninitiated but they are not real Elegguas. A real Eleggua is recieved upon initiation { in Santeria } and is a clay head with a cement outer layer and cowrie shells for eyes and mouth.

Not Ghede but a powerful image of Ellegua with Keys – Unknown Source

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Es lo mejor. .. #ofrenda #eboo #yemaya #Tambores #Aña #santeria #babalawo #amolaosha #santeradecorazon #apetebi #orunmila #orula #oshun #shango #oya #obatala #yemaya #agayu #elegba #iyawo #iyaworaje #eggun #mffloseggun #yalorde #yeyeo #yoruba #sanlazaro #elegua #jimaguas

Altar and food offerings to Elegua.

Altar and food offerings to Elegua.

5 In.Red & Black Eleggua Head &Offerings-Open Roads, Opportunity

5 In.Red & Black Eleggua Head &Offerings-Open Roads, Opportunity

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.

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.

Elegua ofrenda

Elegua ofrenda

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.

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.

Eleggua

Mini Eleggua Head with Nino de Atocha Oil-Luck, Open Roads, Remove Obstacles

Among the most ancient of the Orishas Echú Eleguá is the messenger of the gods, who forges roads, protects the house, and is heaven's gate-keeper. In any ceremony he is invoked first. He owns all cowrie shells and is the god of luck. A prankster, Echú Eleguá frequently has a monkey and a black rooster by his side. Like a mischievous boy he enjoys gossip and must be pampered with offerings of toys, fruit, and candy.

Among the most ancient of the Orishas Echú Eleguá is the messenger of the gods…

Esu or Elegua He is associated with "opening the ways", or crossroads. Often depicted as a child, he is playful, and both a trickster and a strategist amongst the divinities.  Practitioners often have a clay head with cowrie shells for eyes and mouth, as a representation of Elegua, which receives offerings and protects in return.  Catholic saint- the infant Jesus of Prague

Eshu - African god of crossroads. The messenger between humans and deities. Orishas by Noire 3000 aka James C.

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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.

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.

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