Eleggua/Esu Consecrated Orisha
Eleggua/Esu is one of the more complex Orisa because he serves multiple functions.Eleggua/Esu is a fundamental Orisa and of great importance in Yoruba land(african spirituality).There is no shrine you will get to in Yorubaland where you will not see the image or a representation of Eleggua/Esu.In fact, well-established towns (i.e. those that have their OSUGBO and the OBA in council) also have their ELEGGUA/ESU at a spot, some in the entrance of the town and some in the ILEDI (i.e. the secretariat of the traditional and indigenous system of government) ElegguaÈṣú/ Legba “opener of all doors, the gatekeeper, the divine messenger, the one who carries the staff of god.” Eleggua/Èṣú is a masterful Orisa.He is the force that “activates” or causes things to happen like wealth, children, wives/husbands, success, love and protection. It is believed by the Yoruba that Eleggua/Esu has two hundred names.Some of them are:
Lagemo Orun (the sacred child of heaven)
Alaakalu (one whose greatness is manifested all over the place)
Esu Odara (one who can do and undo)
Ogiri oko (he who is as hard as a rock)
All these are names drawn from Esu praise songs i.e. the way and manner with which he does things positively and negatively. Others are:
Elegbara (the mighty and powerful one)
Papawara (the quickest and fastest one)
Akeregbaye (small, but in control of the whole world)
Onibode (the gate man)Eleggua/Esu is primarily a special relations officer between Orun (heaven) and Aye (Earth). He is the “inspector – general” or the confidential secretary of Olodumare, which makes the final recommendation to Olodumare for the latter approval. He also reports on regular basis to Olodumare on the deeds of men and divinities, incorrectness of worship in general and sacrifices in particular.
Traditions have it that it is only the Babalawos [Ifa priests] that understand ELEGGUA/ESU inside – out. In fact, their roles are complementary. Eleggua/Esu is the right hand divinity to Orunmila; it is the duty of Eleggua/Esu to run errands for Orunmila and see to the perfect completion of all Orunmila desires. He (Esu) must always be in attendance and effect Orunmila’s orders. Orunmila is assigned the duty of listening to the voice of Olodumare through divination and declare his (Olodumare’s) will to the world but, wherever the formers declaration is not heeded to, it is the duty of Eleggua/Esu to enforce the will of Olodumare by bringing some calamity as a sort of punishment upon the recalcitrant. Orunmila in returns of the above functions to Eleggua/Esu always give Esu first of all in his drinks and food at every meal apart from the special appeasement to Esu for particular assignment. Therefore, there exist a very strong link between Eleggua/Esu and Orunmila (Babalawo). Eleggua/Esu is the approver and bearer of sacrifices to Orun (i.e. the spirit world) and is well known to the babalawos as door – opener or gate man: Olureku / Onibode or better put OSETURA.
ORISA Eleggua/Esu can spoil things if they are not done as prescribed. As an enforcer of the will of Olodumare by the divinities and man, Eleggua/Esu would definitely bring bad and good things to people depending on the frequency they maintained with Olodumare’s will. This is the reason behind the misrepresentation of ELEGGUA/ESU as “devil” by those that are shallow in the knowledge of ELEGGUA/ESU earthly duties.
Eleggua/Esu is a personification of good and evil, which is an acknowledgement of the presence and co – existence of positively and negatively forces in the world.
The special relations position of ESU is well explained in many of his praise song. Some of which are:
Elekun n sunkun, Esu n sun eje (Esu is shedding blood when the owner of the problem is shedding tears)
Onigbowa aye (the one in control of aye i.e.earth)
Alare na ode orun (the special middle man between heaven and earth)
Eni mo o ko, eni ko o, o o mo (he who knows him never meet him and he who meets him does not know him)
O gba iwaju wole, onile gba ehinkule jade (he came through the front door and the owner of the house ran out through the back door)
O lo daindain mookun oro (one who has the anointed rope to success, wealth and all the good things)
Eleggua/Esu can be appeased with one or all of the followings:
eku (rat), eja (fish), omi tutu (clean water), oti (gin), obi (kolanut), orogbo (bitter kola), marshed yam (eewo), ogede omini (a type of banana), eyin adie(hen egg), epo pupa (palm oil), akara (bean cake), gbugburu (roasted corn), eyele (pigeon), akuko adie (cock), obuko (he – goat).
Esu is never to be fed with Adin (black extracted from palm kernel seed); it is forbidden.
To receive Eleggua/Esu, preliminarily you have to do an Ifa Life Path Reading. In this process, an Odu is obtained and your guardian Orisa is determined. And through this Odu and Orisa energy, the Esu of the person is made.
This consecration of energies, specific to its owner can significantly open the doors to all exisiting opportunities and possibilities for success and love in our lives and can also minimize life misfortunes. In Ifa context, personal Esu represents our bridge between the heavens and the earth, the energy that is present before anything begins.
According to the the Yoruba concept that each Orisa has their own Esu.There are several types of Esu one could receive.At AlasheOla, we advise you to obtain Esu’s that are in combination with each individual Orisa energies such as Esu Osun and Esu Obatala. Esu Osun brings more joy, beauty, love and prosperity into ones life while Esu Obatala create more oppotunities for calmer thinking and clearer discernments that will help and support you in achieving your goals.
At Alasheola our Esu's are neatly fixed and each one holds yangi ota - a sacred stone that represents Esu and is used to call his spirit, completely accustomed and consecrated in traditional process of Esu activation. They were prepared and charged from the sacred shrines of the Orisa, all sacrifices and appeasement made to feed our Esu’s. The presence of this tool provides the opportunity for us to honor and make ebbo to Esu and to our respective Orisa’s. Esu/Legba consecrated orisha is available here at Alasheola, if you like to have one of your own or know someone who needs Esu/Legba powerful assistance.
Here at AlasheOla, we can make you your own personal authentic consecrated orisha Ellegua/Esu!. We have the expertise,ancient knowledge and wisdom that makes this happen. We also have available after care services, to our clients and continueous support to ensure that they get the full benefits and blessings of having their own Orisha Eleggua/Esu.
Let us conclude by saying that, it is abnormal for anybody to equate ELEGGUA/ESU the divinity in the Yoruba theology to SATAN or DEVIL or LUCIFER. It is difficult and in fact impossible to find an exact equivalent of one character in a theology in another theology. However, if anybody want to describe or find an equivalent of Esu in Yoruba belief system in any other theology or God revelation, Eleggua/Esu is better called the holy and invisible spirit. It takes 6-8weeks for your Eleggua/Esu consecrated Orisha to be ready for dispatch.This is not a Curio.IBA Laalu!
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