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Eshu 4 Camino

Eshu 4 Camino

An image dealing with the four main languages of Orisha-worship worldwide: Eshu's name is written in Yoruba, Spanish/Lukumi, Portuguese/Nago and English. 

Elegba Laroye

Elegba Laroye

This is a very common form and symbol for Elegba or Eshu in Cuba, to be found in all households of initiates. Laroye is the typical greeting for Elegba, it is his honorific title.  

Merindinlogun

Merindinlogun

Cowry shells are used for divination by the olorisha. Through the casting of sixteen shells the Orisha speaks to the initiate. 

Opa Osanyin

Opa Osanyin

This is the top of a traditional Osanyin staff made of iron, used by the herbalists. Orisha Osanyin can communicate with plants and animals.

 

Oshe Shango Traditional

Oshe Shango Traditional

The double-axe is the main symbol for Orisha Shango and his powerful thunderstones. His priests carry these dance wands at festivals and on ritual occasions. 

 

Opon Ifa

Opon Ifa

Babalawo use a wooden tray called Opon Ifa for their work. The holy signs of Ifa that appear in a divination session are written into termite dust in the middle of the tray.