We open each ceremony with homage toElegua.
We offer a libation of water,
and say a simple prayer to him:
"Omi Tutu, Ana Tutu,
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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