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What do you want in this life? Offer to Elegguá to get it

Offer to Elegguá

Elegguá is the little giant of the Osha, small because he is represented as a mischievous boy and large because he is a warrior and the first in all Yoruba religious ceremonies.

In addition to opening and closing the paths of life, he is the owner of our destinies, ruling our joys and sorrows, he is the deity who gives us luck.

What can we ask Eleggua? Well, first of all health, love and abundance, evolution and spiritual growth to be wiser, and everything you want to solve.

This offering that we will make today in his name is very simple and effective, especially if you do it with faith and will, the most important ingredients.

Offer your heart to Elegguá with this powerful ritual, you just have to have a firm purpose to open the paths, talk with the Orisha and you will see how everything clears up.


  • 3 little fishes (small fish)
  • Cooking oil
  • Onion
  • tomato puree
  • Dry wine
  • 1 red or white candle
  • 7 guinea peppers
  • Schnapps
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Smoked fish
  • Smoked hutia
  • Toasted corn
  • 3 cents

Step by step do this ritual with Elegguá:

  1. First, in a frying pan or casserole, pour a splash of cooking oil with the three little fish and a little onion.
  2. You will turn these elements from side to side, and when they are golden brown, añaDes puree or tomato paste and a splash of dry wine.
  3. This dish will be like a fish in tomato sauce, when they are ready and cold you can remove them from the heat.

Let's invoke the power of Elegua:

Since we already have the addimú or offering ready, we are going to prepare the rest:

  • Light the candle to Elegguá asking for his blessing, and in your mouth you will put the 7 guinea peppers, chew them, and with a sip of brandy in your mouth you will blow to Eleguá.
  • Then you will also blow a little tobacco smoke on it.
  • You put the fish in a jícara or plate next to the Orisha and above Elegguá and also the fish, you will add smoked jutía, smoked fish and toasted corn.

If you want to know how to converse with Elegguá and some prayers (click here)

  • If you have not received Eleguá, you can do this work in a corner of the house, avoiding bathrooms and bedrooms, or behind the main door of your home.

How many days should we leave the work on your behalf?

This work will be at the foot of Elegguá for three days in a row, which is its mark or number in the Rule of Osha or Santería.

Every day you must light the candle for a while, take advantage of this time to meditate and talk with the Orisha, tell him your situation and what you sincerely want to solve.

On the third day you must ask the deity where he wants this offering to go, if you do not know how to ask or you have not received it, this work can go to the mountain or manigua, with its three cents of right.

  • Clean yourself first with the three cents from head to toe, passing your hand over your body while thanking Elegua for her help and her infinite blessings.  

Learn more about the religious services for Elegguá in Santería:

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