Ildeu or Ideú is a minor Orisha of the Yoruba Pantheon but not for this reason he is less powerful, he forms an invincible trilogy with his older brothers the Ibeyis. This deity is attributed the responsibility of ensuring the economic development and prosperity of men.
Its benefits are invoked to emerge unscathed from a war. This Orisha is a wise counselor. You are asked to find love and work stability. Its power is so great that it is capable of delaying the arrival of death itself.
The Orisha of life: Ildeu
His name translated into Spanish means the one who comes to give life. It is invoked to pray for the health of the seriously ill, he intercedes for them before Olofin and offers them blessings so that they obtain a speedy recovery.
where habita Ideu?
Ildeu It can be received next to the jimaguas or after them. Habita together with his brothers in a small tureen, the three receptacles can have the same color, although some prefer to give this Orisha a deposit of another tone.
How to attend to this deity?
To attend to this deity, offerings should be placed in a number of three because he shares them with his older brothers. You can get care any day of the week.
Some animals such as chickens and pigeons are sacrificed in his name.
Offerings for Ildeu:
A Ildeu Fruits are offered to him such as: melon, guava, apple, custard apple and mamey. He likes home-made sweets such as coconut and guava sweet, he can also be offered cake, drunken panetelas, meringues and dulce de leche.
This Orisha, like his brothers, is cooked yellow rice with chicken, this being one of his favorite dishes, he is given sweets and other types of sweets, he can be pleased with toys, this saint likes piñatas and balloons.
Candles and flowers are also received, as do tobacco, whistles and smoked fish, roasted corn and jutia.
The sacred herbs of Ildeu
Among its Ewes (herbs) ceremonial we find the buttercup, anise, chamomile, guamá de costa, parsley, the girl's grass, the rose apple, the scent geranium, the coastal hazelnut, the castile melon, the chayote, the currant , the heart of a dove, the Mari Lope and the small leaf among others.
These herbs are useful for cleansing baths and for cleansing to refresh the home.