Echu or Elegua
The Orisha who opens our doors and our roads, he is the messenger and is always honored first in any ceremony. Known as the Trickster, Elegua is like a mischievous child who delights in making trouble. His colors are most often represented as red and black. Sometimes spelled Elegba.
If Elegua [...]
Ogun is placed in an iron black 3-legged cauldron which usually contains one or more smooth round black stones along with miniature iron tools, railroad spikes, horseshoes and a chain.
Oshun is generally put in a ceramic pot or ginger jar with the colors yellow and gold predominating. Often 5 yellow stones are placed in [...]
The orisha of the dry earth, of the desert, is Agayú Solá (Saint Christopher).
He is the patron of the walkers, drivers, aviators and stevedores. He is Changós father. His refuge is the palm tree, mainly when he is in a difficult situation. He likes to carry children in his shoulders and is well known [...]
Santeria or “La Regla Lucumi” as it’s also known originated in the region of west Africa. “La Regla Lucumi” is the traditional faith of the Yoruba inhabitants. This religion sprung from the traditional slave trades that occurred in early days of the religion. The Yoruban natives were abducted from their country and unwillingly transported to [...]
In order to understand Santeria I have defined a few of the terms that are extremely important if you wish to learn and or fully comprehend this Afrocuban culture. I welcome you to this website andencourage you to bookmark this page since alot of the information will probably take you a few hours and or [...]