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Listing Many of the
Afrikan & South America Voudoun Lwa and Santos and their Magickal Ways

©1990 GLHoke / ZAXON 2108211 / ZAXON Publishing

I have no direct teachings or Initiations into Vodoun. All I have learned has been from books and friends who practice that system combined with Thelema, Tantra, and Wicca. I personally relate to the deities of the Afrikan and MesoAmerican pantheons in an Evocatory way as opposed to being ‘ridden’ by these Lwain a Shamanic way.

So here is a small Grimoire or directory of the Vodoun / Vodu / Voodoo *French Haitian / Afrikan / North American Voodoo + Hoodoo + Powwow) deities I have mostly compiled from books over the past few years, followed by some more of my insights from working with these Goddesses and Gods :

Damballah / Dan Petro / Damballah La Flambeau

Great Serpent God of the waters above
Cosmic Egg
Life principle, rivers and springs and wells
Thunder, wind, lightening and rainbows


Great Serpent Goddess of the rainbow and rains

Marassa / Ibegi / Ibeji / Omo-Melli
St Cosmo / Dt Damian

The Divine Twins
Honoured even before all Gods and Loa

Damballah, Ayida-Wedo, and the Marrassa

Coupled totalities

Legba, Ayizan, and Ghede

Androgynous Hermaphrodites

Elleggua / Legba / Carrefour / Kalfu / Exu / Eshu
St Peter

crossroads, phallic, fertility, childbirth, sun-fire
tree, cane, tophat
Androgyne, guardian of gates, opener of the way
child and old man
open white rites with Legba
he leans on his walking stick
day and number : Monday, 3
country and place : crossroads of the world
color : red and black
animals and objects :
rooster, possum, mouse,
three stones, crooked stick
food : corn, candy, rum
ritual greeting : Laroye ! Ago-Elleggua !
planet : Mercury
place : behind front door
Anagui – aspect of Legba guards cemetary doors
Welcoming song :
<Ibargo mojuba, Ibarjo ago mojuba,
Omo de kon iko, Ibarjo ago mojuba,
Ellegua kolona !>

Hierarchy of EXUs

Exu Rei / King Exu / Lucifer – too busy to be bothered
Exu Marabo / Put Satanakia – immediate secretary
Exu Mangueria / Agalieraps – both secretaries like
cigars, absinthe, french, fine wines, pale beers
Exu Mor / Beelzebub
Exu of the Crossroads / Ashteroth
Exu of the Closed Paths / Tarchimache
blocks all successed of an enemy
Exu Tiriri / Fleruty
Exu Velvet Night / Sagathana
Exu of the Rivers / Nesbiros
Exu of the Seven Crosses / Merifild
Exu of the Forests / Hicpacth
Exu of the Shadows / Morail
Exu Skull
Exu of midnight
Exu of Hot Ashes
Exu of the Skulls
Exu of the Pitchforks
Exu Pagan
Exu Lazaro / Omulu – chief of the graveyard spirits

DEVILGIRL – Exu-Pomba-Gira

friday night, at crossroads with one lane
closed forming a T, yellow clay pot,
bottle of rum, cigar and matches,
<<Que bela noite (what a beautiful night)
<<Que lindo luar; (what gorgeous moonlight)
<<Exu Pomba -Gira
<<Vem trabalhar.>>(come here and work) (X2)
place items at crossroads
<<This I offer to uncross and open my paths :
<<Salve ta ta Pomba-Gira (Hail . . .)
<<Salve Exu mulher (hail Exu woman)
<<Ela e na encruzilhada
(she is on the crossroads)
<<A que taz tudo o que quer.>>
(she who does what she wants)
Babaluaiye / San Lazaro / Omulu / Sakpata

the old man
cane and phallus
covered with sores
dog companion
loa of venereal diseases
infirmed but lusty
offerings : five kinds of beans, 17 blue candles

Ghede / Ghede-Nimbo / Baron Samendhi
Le Baron / Baron La Croix / Man in Black
Baron Cimetiere / Azagon La Croix

death, phallic, fertility, childbirth, night, moon
crossroads, cemetaries, magicke,
trickery and jokes
island below the sea
Planet : Saturn/Earth
Death, the Devil
color : black
close dark rites with Ghede
he carries his stick and twirls it
balancing good and bad
spinning good and evil
phallic trickster


opener of the way into the earth
primordial priestess

Shango / Chango / Xango
St Jerome / Santa Barbara
St John the Conqueror

planet : Sun/Mars
element : fire
colors : red and white
day and number : Friday, 6
country and places : Trinidad, sky, trees
animals and objects :
horse, ram, turtle, pheasant, wood, double axe
places : fireplace, business desk
food : apples, yams, corn peppers
ritual greeting : Kaguo-Kabiosile !

Ogun / Ogoun / Ogum
Ogoun La Flambeau / Ogoun Ge-Rouge / St Michael
St George / St Jacques / St Anthony / Jean D’Arc

wild man of the woods, blacksmith
planet : Pluto and Saturn
red, fire, iron, blacksmiths, weapons
day and number : Tuesday, 3 or 4
country and place : USA, deep woods
colors : green and black
animals and objects :
rooster, goat, dog, machete, all iron
food : roots, nuts, meat, berries
ritual greeting : Onile-Ogun !
place : behind the front door
Obatala / Oxala / Christos

day and number : Sunday, 8
country and place : clouds, Ile-Ifa, Nigeria
color : white with silver or purple
animals and objects :
owls, doves, snails, elephant, coconut
food : pears, coconut, black eyed peas
ritual greeting : Maferefun-Baba !
planet : Jupiter
place : living room

Agwe / Immamou

male ocean god
blue Simbi

Erzulie / La Sirene / Brigitte / Erzulie Bon Rouge
Erzulie Freda Dahomey / Gran Erzulie

seduction, femaninity, fertility, protection

Oshun / Oxum / Ochun / Erzulie-Freda-Dahomey

day and number : Thursday and 5
country and place : Cuba, Oshun river, Nigeria
colors : yellow, green, coral
animals and objects : quail, vulture, parrot, peacock,
gold, bells, fans, mirrors, scallop shell
foods : honeu, cinnamon, oranges, pumpkins, pastry
ritual greeting : Ori-Ye-Ye-O !
planet : new crescent moon, Venus
place : kitchen, bedroom
Saint: Our Lady of Charity (La Caridad del Cobre), Cuba’s patron Saint.
Day of the Week: Saturday. It is the day that lovers must act if
they want their love returned.
Colors and Collars (Ilekes):
Coral and amber. The collar is strung with yellow and red beads.
Amber and coral are to be used if the Santero has the money. The
collar is made up of five amber beads followed by five coral
beads. Then, one amber bead alternates with one coral bead five
times. The pattern is repeated to obtain the desired length.
Sacrificial Animals:
Neutered or female goat, white chickens, sheep, female calf,
female pig, female rabbit. Oshun does not like any other type of
bird. Her sacrifices should be made next to rivers or other
sources of flowing sweet water.
Sacrificial Foods:
Ochin-Ochin (spinach with shrimp) and pumpkins. Her fruit is the
lucuma. All of her food should be liberally garnished with honey.
Oshun drinks chamomille tea. The water for the tea, and all water
used in a ceremony for Oshun, should be river water.

All offerings to Oshun must be extremely clean and well prepared.
She will not enter a dirty house.
Rose, sunflowers, Indian lotus, morasun, alambrilla, frescura,
cucaracha, hierba nina, arabito, mazorquilla, paraguita morada,
hierba fina, ale and female ferns, creeping crowfoot, purslane,
oranges and orange leaves, papaya, amber, anise seed and flower,
peppergrass, marigold, sow thistle, river weeds, seaweed, white
hamelias, plantain, vervain, lantana, purple grapes, maidenhair
fern, rosemary, wild lettuce.
Copper is Oshun’s metal and she is sometimes represented by a
gourd crowned by festive feathers and filled with copper pennies.
She also loves gold and her chief ornaments consist of a golden
crown with five points. From the points, hang five rays, five
spears or five arrows. Oshun also owns two oars, a bell, and five
bracelets. She loves fans made of peacock feathers.
Yemanja / Yemaya / Imanje / Olocum / Ocute / Mary / Star of the Sea

day and number : Saturday, 7
country and place : Brazil, Ogun river, Nigeria
color : blue and white, crystal, silver
animal and object :
shorebirds, cockroaches, conch shell, gourd rattle

food : cornmeal, molasses, watermellon
ritual greeting : Omio-Yemaya !
planet : full moon, Neptune
place : bedroom, children’s room, bathroom
festival 31 December in Rio and 2 February in Salvador
Our Lady of Regla. (La Virgen de Regla) The patron Saint of
Havana’s port.
Day of the Week: Friday. Saturday is also popular.
Colors and Collars (Ilekes):
White or crystal and blue. The collar is made up of seven crystal
beads followed by seven blue beads. Then, a crystal bead
alternates with a blue bead seven times. The sequence is repeated
until the desired length is obtained.
Sacrificial Animals: Lamb, ducks, roosters, turtles goats. Fish
and pigeons.
Sacrificial Foods:
Banana chips and pork cracklings washed down with chequete.
Black-eyed peas. All her food should be liberally spread with
sugar cane molasses. Yemaya’s favorite fruit is the watermelon.
Her water is seawater.
cucaracha, chinzosa, Yellow mombin, indigo, anamu (garlic herb
native to Cuba), water hyacinth, seaweed, purple basil, green
pepper, chayote fruit, Bermuda grass, Florida grass, sponges,
coralline, majagua linden, salt water rushes.
Yemaya is summoned at the seashore with a gourd rattle. She always
has a fan made of duck feathers.

She owns an anchor, a key, a sun, a half moon, a siren which she
holds in her open arms. It holds in its hands a ray, the head of a
shovel, a conch shell and a sea shell. All her ornaments are made
of lead.

Yemaya is the Orisha that controls all the seas and the oceans and
all the creatures that live in them.

She is considered the mother of all human beings.

When Yemaya comes down and possess someone, she endows him or her
with all her grace and very spicy personality. She will
immediately call for a long gown tightly belted at the waist and
for her fan. She dances with movements that are like the movement
of the waves. When the drums heat up, she dances like waves in a

She is full of love and tenderness, as befits the mother of all

Oya / Yansa / Brigette / Lady of Candelaria
St Theresa / St Catherine

hurricanes, windstorms, change
day and number : Wednesday, 9
country and place : River Niger, the Amazon, Wind
color : red, purple, brown, burnt orange
animal and object : sheep, locust,
black horsehair switch, copper
food : red wine, eggplant, plums, grapes
ritual greeting : Hekua-Oya !
planet : dark moon, Uranus, Pluto
place : library, study
cut off her ear in a contest with Erzulie for Ogun

Petro Simbi

snake loa sigil, the magickian’s Damballah
job change
embroider in light green silk on silver satin
offerings : home baked bread, white wine


fish loa sigil, changes minds to agree with you
embroider in pink silk on bright red satin
offerings : flesh, eggs, corn meal


eye and X veve
embroider in light green silk on dark green satin
offering : quart of whiskey


concentric circles veve
embroider in light brown silk on yellow satin
offerings : cooked red beans in a coloured dish
near a door or window

Zaka / Cousin Zaka / Azaka / CongoZandor
Azacca / San Isidro / St. Isidor

god of the earth and fields
St. Isidor just kneeled and prayed while angels tilled
earth, telluric, farming, crops, fertility
lightening bolt
peasant god
to break a hex, curse, or wanga
embroider in white silk on black satin
offerings : oil soaked bread, avocado, rum, herbs,

Loco / Gran Simba / Linglessou / Agassou

Loco and Ayizan are the first priest and priestess
Bakas – malevolent spirit animals
ancestral spirits

Ochossi / Oxossi / Ochossi / Agao-Wedo
St Sebastian

herbalist and hunter
vegetation/rainforest loa

Rada and Petro

Rada is the right and Petro the left
Rada is African and
Petro African and native AmerIndian
shake hands with an initiate with
the right and then the left hands
Rada veves drawn with the right hand
and Petro veves with the left
Rada drums on the beat
and Petro drums on the in-between beat
Man is a stick,
good on one end and bad on the other end
and you have to balance this stick
Legba and Ghede carry these sticks
Rada is the four compass points
and Petro the in-between directions
both forming an eight-sided veve9+-

8-fold Veve of the Loa used by author

E Air
SE Oya spiral
S Fire
SW Ghede thunderbolt
W Water
NW Ayizan unicruxal hexagram
N Earth
NE Legba cross
Zenith Twins-Marrassa
Nadir Damballah-AyidaWedo
Centre your Magickal name

7 African Powers

1. Elegua
Orisha of crossroads, Lord of beginnings, message-carrier,Trickster

2. Ogun
Warlike Orisha of metals, remover of evil and destroyer of enemies, Lord of the Cauldron and patron of metal-workers. If one desires to swear the truth, one kisses iron, and if one is lying, Ogun’s magick will punish. Ogun is powerful and feared.

3. Yemaya
The blue Virgin, Orisha of rivers, seas, oceans, and the Goddess of sailors.

4. Oshun
In Niger was a river Goddess, but in the New World became known as Goddess of fertility, women’s illnesses, miracles, and gold.

5. Chango
The Thunder God, excitable and carries a mortar and double-headed axe, skin is red, warrier-king, a dancer, and a gambler.

6. Obatala
Related to Jupiter, responsible for making babies faces, blamed for deformities also, so the deformed are his Priests, God of hospitals, all things white belong to him.

7. Orunda
Related to Saturn and rules over divination, including Ifa, worshipped by the Babalau priests who throw IFA/oracle.

Other Orishas :


Goddess of wind, cemetaries, and dead spirits.

Original Orisha, retired, lived in the sky and his son Odulewa came down and established man on land.

Androgynous hermaphrodite who rules the sea floor, his statue made of silver with both genitals.

Orisha of volcanos.

Guards the secrets of Time, of the Seasons and harvest.

Knows the secrets of plants and biology.

cures epidemics.

<Love and respect to you!>
Said as a greeting to the Loa.

Altar Equipment

for the 3 house Loa/Orishas/Warriers :

A hollow stone containing cowie shells and herbs placed by the door

Three-legged iron pot with little iron hammer, spears, and bow and arrows representing Ochossi placed in a curio cabinet, safe and seen.

Deity of the initiate’s head represented by a little rooster’s head with bells on it set in a steel cup containing herbs.
Set in a safe place it will not be disturbed like on the top shelf of a cabinet seldom used in the dark.
If the bells ring, consult Ifa/oracle immediatedly.
Gestures of the Gods :

Reaches to the sky and throws thunderbolts into his sex.

Babaluyae and Obatala
Hobbles like an old man with a walking stick.

Dances brashly in tophat twirling his cane, smoking a cigar, and drinking rum.

Fans herself with her fan and flirts.

Slashes with his machete.

Shoots his bow and arrows.

Dances and swirls like a hurricane.

Voodoo = Obeah = Lucumi = Mayombe = Macumba =
Santoria = Candomble = Espiritismo = Umbanda =
Quimbanda = Yoruba = Batuque = Voudoun

Orisha = Orixa = Loa :

Pretos-velhos – old black slaves
Caboclos – uncultured Brazilian Indian spirits
Criancas – sprits of children
Babalorixa / Babalao / Pai de Santo – male Priest
Ialorixa / Mae de Santo – female Priestess

Abakuan tradition of Voudoun :

Abakua – means <initiation in leather>
Came from Calabar to Cuba
Abasi – creator God
Tanze – his Son
Sikan – Mother goddess whose skin makes the drum
Ekue – archetypal Man
Erukuruben-Nangobio – secret serpent of Sikan

Types and Colours of Ase (Power) :

Animal Ase
Red – blood and menstral fluid
White – saliva, semen, secretions,
snail juice, breath
Black – ashes of animals

Vegetable Ase
Red – palm oil, honey, flowers
White – sap, plant juices, cocoa butter,
liquour, powders
Black – indigo powder
Mineral Ase
Red – copper, bronze
White – chalk, lead, silver, salt
Black – iron, coal

The Moon and Two Mountains :

White God =
Olorun, Eleda, Alaye, Olo-Dumare, Elemi, Ogo-Ogo
Black Goddess = Odudua – Earth
Son = Aganju – desert, waste land
Daughter = Yemanja – ocean, water
Children = Yoruba Orisha –
Shango – thunder
three wives – Oya, Oshun, Oba
Ogun – war, iron, dog
Eshu / Exu / Ellegba – devil
Exu-Rei – king, Lucifer
Exu-Lalu – head of all
Exu-Barabo – St. Peter
Exu-Tiriri – Ogun
Exu-Tranca-Rua – road blocker
Exu-Mirim – small
Exu-Dake – servant to Omulu
Exu-Caveira – skull
Exu-Marabo – hard to get rid of
Exu-Curado – the healer, herbs
Exu-Arranca-Toco – finds treasures
Exu-Pagao – the pagan, fights, breaks up
Exu-Pemba – illicet love
Exu-Brasa – burning coal of lust

Exu-Pomba-Gira – female devil
friday night, at crossroads with one lane
closed forming a T, yellow clay pot,
bottle of rum, cigar and matches,
<<Que bela noite (what a beautiful night)
<<Que lindo luar; (what gorgeous moonlight)
<<Exu Pomba -Gira
<<Vem trabalhar.>>(come here and work) (X2)
place items at crossroads
<<This I offer to uncross and open my paths :
<<Salve ta ta Pomba-Gira (Hail . . .)
<<Salve Exu mulher (hail Exu woman)
<<Ela e na encruzilhada
(she is on the crossroads)
<<A que taz tudo o que quer.>>
(she who does what she wants)
Shapono / Shapana / Xapanan / Omulu / San Lazaro
smallpox, cripple, leprosy, saturday,
yellow and black, popcorn
Ibeji – twins
Ifa – divination
Olokun – ocean
Oya – Niger river
Oshun and Oba – river goddesses
Orishaka / Orixaca- agriculture
Dada – vegetables
Oshossi – hunters
Oke – mountain
Aje Shaluga – wealth
Orun – sun
Oshu – moon

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Voudoun QBL Tree :
According to Roger Pratt, a <La Colouvre Noire> Initiate

Kether Legba Pluto
Chokmah Maitre Grand Bois des Ilet Neptune
Binah Nibbho Saturn
Geburah Papa Loco Jupiter
Gedulah Chango Ogou Fer Mars
Tiphareth Damballah Sun
Netsach Erzulie Brigette Venus
Hod Limba Simbe Mercury
Yesod Agwe Moon
Malkuth Guede Earth
Daath the secret name of Voodoo Uranus

Voudoun QBL Tree :

According to Frater ZAXON

Kether DA Pluto
Chokmah Oya/Yansa Neptune
Binah BaronSamendhi/Ghede Saturn
Daath Twins Marassa Uranus
Geburah Oxala/Lazaro Jupiter
Gedulah Ogun/Shango Mars
Tiphareth Damballah/OuedeWedo Sun
Netsach Erzulie/Oshon Venus
Hod Exu/Legba Mercury
Yesod Agwe/Yemanja Moon
Malkuth Azacca/Ayizan Earth

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11 Month Voudoun Calendar :


6 – Trinity of Magickians
Carrefour, Maitre Grand Bois des Ilet,
Baron La Croix


2 – Erzulie day, St. Brigette feast
Oya Yansa rite

18-28 – Sea Gods La Sirene and Agwe
boat on altar, offerings deposited in lake


17 – Minor Damballah feast

21 – Shango family festival


30 – Azacca feast


6-16 – Simbi festival

21 – Agwe festival, Summer Solstice


27-28 – Damballah Feast,
Damballah Leo and Damballah Ouedo

FullMoon in Leo – Legba feast


1 – Thanksgiving to Azacca and Erzulie Taureau

15 – Erzulie in her cosmic aspect
and as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Procession and blessing of water to her


15 – Simbi festival honouring children and insects
blessing of children and nature

21 – Fall Equinox, Erzulie Freda festival in her
most archetypal aspect as Black Isis or Binah


10 – Festival of the Twin Marassas, blessing of children

28 – Nov 4 – Eight Day Festival of the Dead
first part honours children, then memorial services,
procession by the Dead, and spirit communication


16 – Legba Scorpion Festival
devoted to magickal work

28 – Dec 2 –
Festival of Papa Loco and Ayizan


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17 – Feast day of Babalu-Aye, the Old man, San Lazaro

21 – Guede Nibbho and Saturn
autoerotic and homosexual acts
offering orgasmic energy

Dec 21 – Jan 1
Festival of the Search for Holy Water
bless holy water and give it out to people
do exorcisms and healings with the water

25 – Legba Capricorn, Legba as Christ

26-27 – Lesser Legba festival to Carrefour
Hindu / Voodoo

Adi Sheesha Ananta = Damballah

Kundalini = Ayido Wedo

Yama = Ghede / Saturn

Za-Rahula = Oya-Yansa / Pluto

Shiva / Ravana = Exu / Legba / Mercury


Shiva / Kapala = Lazaro / Babaluaye

Lakshmi / Sarasvati / Ganga =
Oshun / Yemanja / Erzulie

Rudra / Vajrakila = Shango / Ogun / Mars

Parvati / Manasa = Ayizan

Asvins Twins = Twins Marassa / Gemini

Vishnu / Krsna = Oshala / Jesus / Sun / Horus

Vasuka = Agwe

Ganesha = Azaca

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Kali / Shakti = Exu-Pomba-Gira

Nagas = Serpents

Rakshashas = Demons

Modern <Thelemic/Z-Aeonic/Voudoun> Applied :

As you can see by the wealth of literature accessible and Tradition still incarnate, the pagan and kingly Voudoun/Voodoo Religions of Afrika are still very much alive and growing in the 1990’s.

In contrast, the Celtic/Germanic/European lineages of Wicca/Witchcraft are relatively sparse in living Teachers of the genuinely old WiccanWays that have survived the flames of the Churche’s Medieval Inquisitions. Most Wicca practiced today can only be genuinely traced back to the generation before Gerald Gardner preserved and re-written in his books. And the AmerIndian traditions have suffered greatly from genocide of their race to an even greater fragmentation of old knowledge.

What I suggest is that Anglo-Saxon Witches look to the well-tried methods of the Afrikan/Carribean Voudouns if they wish to rediscover their Primal Roots. These skillful Priestesses and Priests kept alive their Religion even thru slavery and racism. That should attest to the archetypal primacy of their Voodoo Currents. From these roots I think we can resurrect/regrow the ancient Wicca in it’s true European/American form into the 1990’s.

Notice that the Afrikans channel their Deities/Loa. Though I am very turned off by the multitudes of California channelers of dolphins, elders, or aliens, I do see the psychological value of periodically manifesting or channeling aspects of one’s inner deities. But don’t think that what your own particular God says to you is necessarily relevant to the rest of the world, or even to your occult friends, unless you have genuinely channeled the old Atlantian/Afrikan or future Stellar Currents.


I do believe that all the Gods and Goddesses of all the Religions/Races of the World lie within the Brains/Realities of All Peoples past, present, and future, and that in this sense trully All Beings Are Created Equal ! So it is our Supreme Responsiblity as the Pagan Guardians of the Earth to Open and Channel the Universe’s transforming Currents of Evolution, to Listen to the Earth’s desperate cries for Help ,and to Re-Learn Her Secret of Rejuvination.

As Magickians of the 90’s we must also be Open to, Channel, Interpret, and Manifest the Stellar Currents of Alienness and Star-Child-ness, of Siriusness and Thelema-True-Willness, and of Pagan Wiccaness into the present “Reality”.

{One of the most practical Magickal practices applicable and relevant to today is : Recycling ! This is one of the most Malkuth/Hertha magickes that can and need be worked. This action is a Worship unto our mother Earth.}

The World’s politics and politicians with their love of money and war can be voted out of power. And Power is the name of the game, whether material, occult, magickal, political, or spiritual. The Future is completely in our/your hands, hearts, and dreams. May our good dreams come to fruition, and our “bad” dreams strengthen us, in the Names of HruMaKhis/LamZaon/BaphometZ.

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Elegua is the Orisha of the crossroads. As the personification of fate, he has the power to help a person realize their destiny. Though he is a trickster who delights in testing humans, with his aid, it is possible for anyone to open any road and obtain happiness.

Elegua and Eshu


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Sometimes, Elegua is said to have a counterpart, Eshu, who control misfortune. Really, Eshus are a family of Orishas that try to cause problems for people -- interacting with them without the proper respect is a sure way to create misfortune for yourself!
Elegua has many roads, also called Eshu. As the first Orisha created by Olodumare, he has existed before the rest of creation. He knows everything, is always honored first among the Orishas, and facilitates the connection between humans, ancestors, and beyond. Without his help, few things are possible. He is said to live behind every door, and so Santeria practitioners often keep an Elegua head there to protect their homes. Since he knows everything that has happened, is happening, or will happen, he is a messenger between humans and the rest of the Orishas.

Opening Roads with Elegua

Though he is often depicted as an adult or old man, Elegua is also frequently shown as a child, sometimes with a sack of toasted corn and sweets. You do not have to be a priest or priestess to make personal offerings to Elegua and ask for help. Anyone can petition him for assistance in unblocking the roads to their happiness, as long as they show respect and make the proper offerings: smoked fish, yellow rice, toasted corn, candy, rum, or tobacco are good places to start.
One of the best ways to stay in Elegua's good graces is consistency. Since Elegua can be almost anywhere, it is important to greet him whenever you pass by a place that you associate with him. This is a way to show respect and pay homage, to ensure that he keeps your roads open for you. Though he is very helpful, he is a trickster. If you establish a pattern of saying hello or leaving offerings to him, be sure to keep it up -- the day you miss will be the day things start to go wrong for you.
Anoint an Open Road candle with Open Road oil, beginning at the middle and stroking the oil toward the wick, before turning and stroking from the middle toward the base. Take a piece of parchment or paper, and write the words 'open roads' three times. Turn it one quarter turn, and write your name three times. Draw an equal-armed cross (+) in the center of the paper, and place it beneath the candle. Ask Elegua to open the roads to success, health, love, and happiness for you, and light the candle.

Protecting Your Roads

As you embark on new opportunities, there are new chances for unforeseen danger. Protecting yourself as you try new things is just as important as opening your roads. Request Elegua's aid by anointing an Elegua 7 day candle with a few drops of Elegua oil. If you like, you can also light Elegua incense. Ask him to protect you and your loved ones from all harm or evil intentions.
You can also protect your home by mopping your floors with some Elegua floor wash. If you are concerned about meeting evil when you leave your home, prepare by steeping some herb bath in boiling water, allowing it to cool, and then pouring it over yourself in the bath. Allow yourself to air dry, and anoint yourself with Elegua perfume or cologne. As you do this, request that he protect you as you go about your day.
Elegua is a powerful and knowledgeable Orisha, and it is with his help that universal power flows throughout the world. If you need help with luck, new opportunities, or safe travel, pay homage to him and ask for his assistance.