We open each ceremony with homage to Elegua.

We offer a libation of water, 

and say a simple prayer  to him:

"Omi Tutu, Ana Tutu, 

Tutu Ile, 

Tutu Laroye"

 Elegua opens the doors to all endeavors.

He is the guardian of the Crossroads

and the messenger to God.


Elegua especially loves children.

Also known as the Trickster, Elegua must never be

 ignored, are opened with

prayers and songs to him.

Elegua's numbers are 3 and 21

His day is Monday.

His colors are black and red.

Offerings to Elegua include:

candy, cigars and rum


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