HISTORY OF ELEGUA
The complex Eshu / Elegua an initial definition
Eshu. - Deity is evil, the product of man's brain development. Is an Orisha devoted to nature and plants.
Elegua. - Is a deity created by Oloddumare born with Nature and Nature and all its components, animals and plants. This deity is seated.
Elegua. - The Orisha of the roads. He who keeps the keys to the doors of prospety and poverty. He is also the Ashe keeper and also given to us. It the first we call when we need to open doors and paths. Some offer we give to him are: cocks, Rum and palm oil. Elegua is the Orisha misunderstood. He is The first one that show manifestation in our lives. He responsible that we make our own choices and decisions to meet any task. He is the Olopa Orun (The Police of Heaven). The worker of wonderful, give us vital force. He was present when proclaiming the existenciade Olodumare.
Eshu Alase Baba, n'kàn Ki Ki Ma n'kàn me omo aya me Ma Ma Ati Emi Naa my lu my wool luènìyàn Owo, wool or omo Kan Mi. Ma Eshú me, or omo elòmíràn not. Akétèpe Asórològo lògbó. Olorun maa ki je ari IJA Eshu or ASE.
Elegua is a very important deity in the Order of the Orisha, is the brain of all things in life. Nothing can happen in life without his aproval. That's one of the reasons that all sacrifices are given to him first
Elegua is not the keeper of the vital force of life, He is the vital force of life
A History explains that Orunmila took the Ori from Eshu and helped by Orunmila became famous. When Eshu told then to give the the Ori back , Orunmila give him the Yangi. Putting out to be worshiped. The Orisha would be thru many fights with other Orisha. Shango had said it will defeat him in many battler and one time Orisha Eshu and Shango fight very hard and whenever chango beat , ESU was divided into more parts and eventually overcame hits but allowed Eshu realize the choice in their lives. Remember, sinconfrontación Eshu can not manifest in a life.
The smallest of the Orishas. It is playful, mischievous and rowdy.
Opens and closes the roads and doors, gods and mortals and do so at your whim, to luck or misfortune. Although small, (a kerekete,), a boy debemosconsiderarle without question the most formidable of the Orishas.
He has the keys of fate. Is lurking everywhere, save the crossroads; esel keeper of the forest and savannas, is the first Orisha whose favor must be conquered.
Dominate with Orula, Oya Baba and the "Four Winds", and gets into everything, entangled unasituación, turns things upside down, is in your hands lose or save Lagana who would.
Elegua is the Orisha of jokes, "chefe" the cruel, big or small overwhelming irony of fate, the unexpected and unforeseen. Drives to and, rigged right and wrong are not expected. Change situations. Author imponderable of disagreements passengers or breaks definitive. Friendship and truest love, hate Eleguá makes it confusing to two people who love each well.
Sometimes by character, not only mischievous and malicious, but frankly perverse and evil, that takes in other of its many manifestations with Eshu name.
Eshu is the same San Bartolomé, (the devil's August 24). But Eshu Elegua is 21.
Eshu Oku Boro. - The life and death.
Eshu Alakiyé. - The most greedy, that of the unexpected.
Eshu Latieye. - Whoever wins anyway.
Eshu Bi. - The king of evils. It is one and twenty-one, the same Elegua, walking different paths. All sentinel and Orishas have a Eleguá errand. In each place there is one: At the cemetery, the cemetery opening bars of Obba.
The keeper and gravedigger is Elegua.
Oshun is Laroye friend who lives behind the door in a casserole. It's in the doors of the houses and in the street.
Eshu Bi in the corner.
Achi Kualé Alale or, in the four roads.
Eshu Ile-Olova or Kaloya, squares and markets.
Agguere in the hills.
Obanigwanna or Alaggwanna, in savannas.
The Anima Sola (Eshu) in lonely places.
Eshu Ogguanilebbe Ogun inseparable.
Baraiñe, walks with Chango.
Ayerú is messenger and custodian of Ifa and its representative, who without Eleguá Babalawo without Osain, not sure.
Añagui is the confidence and security of Ifa it is the finest of the legion of Elegua and most important of all, because Olofi instructed it opened and closed the cemetery gate. Is that orders and commands, they are named and distributes the work of others and all are messengers Elegua, mostly children, sent by other Eleguá old.
Elufá, is the oldest of all and to which it must behave with extreme correction. This Eleguá lives, very withdrawn in the yard, because near or in front of him can not do anything dishonest.
Alaleilú, too old and is a honorary name given to Awo Elegua is one of the greats.
Ogguiri, Elu, Afra and Keneno are Araras.
Añagui, and Ogunilelé Alabbgwanna are adults (old boys), more boys and therefore more turbulent are Akileyo, Alayaki, a little more docile Echubí this BI is chief Ibeyis (San Cosme and San Damian) or twins and unbeatable when given by vein to protect your omó Baraiñe.
Echeriká, who walks with Osain.
Alake, Kinkoye, Laroyo, and Aganiká Akokelobiyé encountered with all that is. Osika as Akokoribiyé, land mine is very fond of playing with glass balls, to dance and spin and smoke cigarettes with Olankí mate.
Barakeño is the smallest of all, living in the jungle, between bushes and everything upsets and confuses.
In short Elegua is rampant, is a network and all communicate with each other, so it is necessary that the door is satisfied, and eat it before anyone else as ordered Olofi to not impede the course normal life .....
Orisha is larger, has the keys to the destination, opens and closes the door to misery or happiness. He is the personification of fate and death. Goalkeeper of the forest and savanna. He is the son of Obatala and Yemmú. The first of the four warriors (Elegua, Ogun, Osun and Ochosi). Won with Olofi, Obatala and Orula, sufficient privileges to be first: Okana.
In Ocana speaks Diloggún Sorde, Ogunda, Oddi and Ojuani (1-3-7-11).
His days are Monday and Tuesday and all who fall into 3. It is celebrated on January 6 and June 13.
In Palo Rule Mañunga called, which is equal to Anima Sola. Lubaniba is San Antonio de Padua, which equals Nkuyu Eleguá Alagguana, which equals the Anima Sola.
Your name Fon: Legba. In Haiti, Papa Legba.
ATTRIBUTES: All type of object used in children's games: kites, whistles, balls, toy soldiers and all kinds of keys, machete, doodle, guano hat, hunting and fishing gear, gold nuggets and silver coins sticks bush, vines, rifles and bandoliers, deer jars, dry coconuts decorated jug, goat jars.
NECKLACES: Matipo red and black, representing life and death, the beginning and the end, war and peace, the one and the other.
CLOTHING: Wear a jacket, trousers tight at the knee and a big red hat, as typical of the cooks. All in red and black, sometimes pant legs are red and black, or both, alternating lists. Both the jacket and the pants and especially the cap, often adorned with bells, beads and cowries.
OFFERINGS: (Ardimú). Brandy, snuff, roasted corn, coconut, smoked fish, bagels, smoked jutía, palm oil, candles, sweets of all kinds, (scratch, coconut caramel, etc..). A very special offering is to place a head of jutía and / or sacrifice a mouse. (His messenger is the Mouse).
Herbs of sitting elegua
- Grass Horse - Yellow Dock - cordgrass - Abrecamino - Pastillo - Yerba fine - Guanine (Yerba smelly) - Itamoreal - Mongoose - Kioyo (broadleaf basil) - Pinion Creole - Yamao