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Do you feel the way closed? For «Eleguá» is this powerful Offering

Eleguá Offering

Eleggua He is the little one of Osha, the boy who owns the roads and destiny, closes or opens the astrals for everyone's happiness or unhappiness.

He is the first to be counted for any ceremony, he belongs to the warrior Orishas together with Oggún, Oshosi and Osun, he is the keeper of mountains and savannas, he lives behind the gates always taking care of the home of whoever has it.

This Adimú (offering) of Eleguá is to open the paths of life

Yam to Eleguá to open roads
Yam fruit

We will offer Elegguá the coconut and the yam, both of which are very much appreciated by the little prince of Osha.

If you do not have received Elegguá you can also make this offering, and you can make it behind the main door of your house.

This offering is for good luck to visit us, so that Elegguá with its power will free us from obstacles that are hindering the proper development of positive energies.

To invoke the orisha you can use the following prayer:


  • 1 dry coconut to make grated dough 
  • 1 yam
  • 3 cents
  • Corojo butter
  • 1 clay or white plate
  • Brandy or rum
  • Tobacco
  • 1 candle
  • Smoked hutia
  • Smoked fish
  • Toasted corn

How to prepare step by step this offering to Eleguá?

Elegguá costume
  1. First you remove the dough from the coconut and grate it very fine.
  2. Then you boil the yam and when it is cold añagive the zest of the coconut mass and begin to knead everything.
  3. When the mixture is homogeneous, with both hands you start to mold 3 balls of that dough.
  4. Then you take the 3 cents, you must cross yourself with them and spread corojo butter on them.
  5. Inside each coconut and yam ball there will be a penny inserted as a representation of fortune and abundance.
  6. You put these balls on the plate and on top of them you add smoked jutia, smoked fish and toasted corn.

May good luck come to our lives!

When everything is ready, you light the candle at Elegguá or behind the front door of your home and thank him, ask for his blessing and give him knowledge aloud of what you are doing.

At Elegguá you blow brandy and tobacco smoke, add smoked jutia, smoked fish and roasted corn, and place the plate with the offering in front of it.

You ask for his blessing, and you talk to him about what you need, always with faith and love.

Every day you can light the candle for a while, when you see that the work is getting bad or ugly, you pick it up and take it to a mountain, forest or place with abundant nature, and you leave it there thanking Eleguá.

May Elegguá's blessing reach all of us! 

Other rituals and offerings that you can offer to Eleguá:

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