Eleggua’s Feast Day Falls on Friday the 13th

These new heli-halos allow you to hover above the faithful photo by Anders Sandberg. Photo Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0

Elegua/Eleggua also known as Eshu is often associated with St. Anthony. St. Anthony’s feast day  this year falls on Friday, June 13th. Those who wish to honor him, who may not be attached to a traditional Santeria (La Regla Lucumi) house can light a St. Anthony candle. Say a novena for lost things ( I think this is always important,) sailors, the elderly, fishermen, horses or a plentiful harvest.

 

Elegua is the guardian of the crossroads, the trickster, the gatekeeper to all the other Orisha or deities. His ritual number is 21, said to represent the sacred roads he travels. His colors are black and red, and the famous story tells of devoted brothers who fell out because they were literally not seeing the same side of things. He cautions us to be wary of our sacred steps journeying into the unknown, and to always be prepared, humble and wise.

 

For those who wish to connect musically please check out

Jazz legend Dr. John’s Eleggua

Santeria legends Lazaro Ros’ Songs for Elegua

 

While the Sacred dances and movements for Elegua can be seen here:

 

Elegua Dance by Marta Ruiz

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Elegua Dance -Orisha Elegua El gran palenque El conjunto folklorico nacional de Cuba Le Patio Cubain

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BTW It’s not just Eleggua’s feast, it’s a full moon too, Celebrate Accordingly!

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About Lilith Dorsey

Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly , filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation, author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism and The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and choreographer for jazz legend Dr. John's "Night Tripper" Voodoo Show. She believes good ritual should be fun and innovative, and to that end she led the first ever Voodoo Zombie Silent Rave Ritual in July 2013, complete with confused Thriller flash mob.


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