Eleggua, the one who opens the roads, the representative of good fortune, the warrior, the protector ...
Eleggua is the first protection, owner of the corners and trails and controller of destiny. He is the one who decides to open or close the path of life to mortals and can bring prosperity or bring misfortune.
For this reason, it is essential for devotees to honor the Yoruba deity and pay full attention to the one who is also known for taking care of homes.
Elegguá is venerated through certain types of offerings that have the approval of the deity, such as the sacrifice of certain animals such as chickens, roosters, mice and goats.
Fruits, foods and herbs such as chili, camphor, basil, almonds, watercress, jams and sweets are also offered. Above all, he loves guava.
El Pocket Elegguá, the traveler
And the call, Pocket Eleggua o Elegguá traveler, is a protection charm and is always carried in the bag or pocket, together with its wearer.
As the amulet also represents the deity, it should be cared for in the same way as the Elegguá that is kept in homes.
In other words, your offering begins on Monday, before noon, is washed and has a while exposed to the sun and thus will be ready to receive the offerings or food that you want to offer in gratitude.
Three streams of ritual water are spilled on the ground before him, and prayers are prayed for prosperity and health:
Omi tuto, Ana tuto, Tuto okan, Tuto laroye, Tuto elei.
Take 3 grains of pepper and blow brandy. A candle is lit and greeted.
Faith, devotion and attention to Eleguá will always be the same, because he is that small but giant Orisha who protects us through good times and bad times, who takes care of us and protects us in all situations of our life.
Constant protection with Eleggua
El Pocket Eleguá It fulfills the same protection functions, only that it is carried out to always take it wherever the person goes.
The Eleguá travelers are enshrined with the data of the person, so that it can meet the objective of protecting and helping them. The process is known as "charging the amulet."
How to make a pocket Elegua?
Although the traveling Eleguá is categorized as an amulet, and is, to call it "portable" in some way, it does not mean that it can be made by anyone like other amulets. Its "load" and preparation entails rituals and sacred ceremonies that the babalawo must perform.
Also, to determine the components of this type of Elegguá amulet, Ifá should be asked through the babalawos and so it is decided.
We would like to clarify that there is a lot of religious controversy about this type of Eleguá. In many houses of saint it is considered that this is one of the many slopes of inadequate practices that our religion has taken.
However, remember that, if you receive an Eleguá, no matter what it is, you must respect it, have faith in it and give it the same attention that the Orisha deserves, because above all things, Eleguá lives in your heart.