Description In Yoruba mythology, Eleggua is the Orisha associated with the crossroads or 'opening the ways'. Often depicted as a child or a small man, he is a playful trickster and a brilliant strategist amongst the divinities. Worshipers often have a cement head with a metal spike in its top, and cowrie shells for eyes and a mouth, as a representation of Eleggua which receives offerings and bestows protection in return. He is the appropriator of ceremonies. No ceremony should be started without paying tribute to him first. Without Eleggua being acknowledged first, chances are the outcome desired in a ceremony will not come to full fruition.
Roberto Mendoza, New Jersey Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Roberto Mendoza is a gay, Cuban, artist, author and witch living in the northern New Jersey / New York area with his husband, their dog, an occasional ghost and aspirations of grandeur.
Much of Roberto's mythological and fantasy inspired artwork is available for purchase on a wide variety of products and apparel. Links to all of Roberto's shops and fanpages are available on his website at: http://www.azodnem.com. New artwork and products are added to his shops frequently. So, please take a moment, look around, and by all means... shop and support your local Azodnem.