This is a straw sombrero for your Elegua / Eshu / Elegba. Give him the gift of a hat for when he is working on your behalf.
Elegua, Elegba, or Eshu is a deity venerated in the Yoruba religion of West Africa and the diaspora religions of Santería, Umbanda, and Candomblé. Elegua is often depicted as a trickster figure, but is also respected as a powerful and necessary force in the world.
In Yoruba mythology, Elegua is the first son of the supreme deity Olodumare, and is responsible for opening and closing the doors of the spiritual realm. Elegua is also seen as the messenger between the gods and humans, and is often invoked at the beginning of rituals to ensure communication with the spirits.
Elegua is associated with crossroads, both literally and metaphorically, and is believed to have the ability to bring about change and transformation. In this sense, Elegua is seen as a powerful and unpredictable force, but also one that can bring good fortune if properly venerated.
Elegua is traditionally depicted as a young man, often dressed in red and black, and is associated with the colors red and white. He is often depicted holding a staff or cane, and is associated with the number three. In some traditions, Elegua is also associated with the planet Mercury and the element of fire.
Elegua is often invoked for protection, guidance, and for help in making important decisions. Offerings to Elegua may include food, cigars, and other small gifts. In some traditions, Elegua is also associated with the crossroads and is venerated with the placing of stones or other markers at the intersections of roads.
Elegua is a complex and multifaceted deity, and is an important figure in the pantheon of Yoruba deities. Whether as a trickster or a guide, Elegua is revered for its power and influence in the spiritual realm.