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Elegua Head

Elegua Head

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An Elegua head, often depicted in various forms of art and sculpture, represents the powerful deity Elegua in the Yoruba religion and its diaspora, including Santería and Lukumí traditions. Elegua is revered as the guardian of crossroads, pathways, and thresholds, as well as the opener of doors and opportunities. This sacred representation serves as a focal point for devotion, offering, and communication with Elegua and the spiritual realm.


  1. Symbolic Representation: The Elegua head is intricately crafted to embody the essence and attributes of the deity.

  2. Traditional Elements: Adorned with cowrie shells the Elegua head reflects traditional aesthetics and cultural significance. There is a dip in the top of the head where you can place a Macuto.

  3. Durable Material: The Elegua head is made with stone.

Meaning and Significance:

  1. Guardian of Crossroads: Elegua is revered as the divine guardian of crossroads, pathways, and intersections, symbolizing the liminal spaces where decisions are made and destinies are determined. As the opener of doors and opportunities, Elegua facilitates communication between the earthly realm and the spiritual realm.

  2. Messenger of the Orishas: Elegua serves as a messenger and intermediary between humans and the Orishas, the divine forces of the Yoruba pantheon. Devotees invoke Elegua to deliver their prayers, petitions, and offerings to the Orishas and seek guidance, protection, and blessings.

  3. Divine Trickster: Elegua is often characterized as a playful and mischievous deity, known for his cunning and cleverness. Despite his playful demeanor, Elegua is also a powerful and wise guardian who dispels obstacles, protects against harm, and guides individuals on their spiritual journey.

Uses and Practices:

  1. Devotional Practices: Devotees of Elegua honor and venerate the deity through prayers, offerings, and rituals performed at home altars or communal shrines. Offerings such as candles, rum, tobacco, and sweets are presented to Elegua to invoke his blessings and protection.

  2. Divination: Elegua is sometimes consulted in divination practices, such as diloggun (cowrie shell divination) or Ifá, to seek guidance, clarity, and insight into life's challenges and opportunities.

  3. Protection and Blessings: Elegua is revered as a powerful protector who guards against malevolent forces, negative energies, and spiritual attacks. Devotees often invoke Elegua's protection and blessings for themselves, their families, and their homes.


The Elegua head is a sacred representation of the revered deity Elegua, embodying his attributes as the guardian of crossroads, messenger of the Orishas, and divine trickster. Through devotional practices, offerings, and rituals, devotees seek Elegua's guidance, protection, and blessings in their spiritual journey and daily lives. Whether displayed on altars or used in divination ceremonies, the Elegua head serves as a potent symbol of divine presence and spiritual connection in the Yoruba religious tradition and its diaspora.

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