artwork by Gordillo Arredondo
Read *Meet Me at the Crossroads for part 1 of this topic* I'm still receiving questions about Eshu Alagbana in my inbox but ebay won't allow me to post answers because there's only 12 hours until the bidding is over! If the Reserve price of $333 is not met, I will relist or work it out behind the scenes, as I have several interested parties. (Why $333? 3+3+3=9, 3 is Esu's number and 9 is Oya's number) Meanwhile, there are still some issues to be addressed, so here we go, questions and answers...
Q: Hello... Do you know what its made of and what is in side the hole on top of its head, or is it still loaded... Thanks for your time...
A: Hello! The bowl is filled with the appropriate herbs, roots, dirt, bones and such that are attributed to Eshu Alagbana. It was then covered with a layer of cement and wax. The head itself is set into the cement and is made out of a coconut shell. I've only added herbs attributed to Eshu and Oya to the head, but it is not full at all. I would leave the herbs in there because it is part of the Ashe (energy) of the Eshu that resides in this head. There is plenty of room to add more herbs or even cemetery dirt from the gates of the cemetery or the crossroads. I will be happy to send along some cemetery dirt to whoever receives this Eshu. I have some from the Masonic Cemetery New Orleans and the St. Louis cemetery, home of Marie Laveau, the legendary Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. (the dirt was traditionally paid for with coins and rum) This is only necessary if you intend to work with the Guédé Barons (Baron Samedi, Baron La Croix, ect.)
An army of "Spiritual Eshus" The one in the middle is most likely the one in charge.
Q: I am curious to know how this Ellegua changed hands 2 times. All Elleguas have to be consemated in the owners name. I myself have an Ellegua and would not part with him, have you asked this Ellegua if in fact he is alive and has been fed if he wanted to go to a new home? This is a very odd for me to see someone selling Ellegua online on Ebay. Are you positive you want to do this? Also Elleguas are given for life not a certain probationary period stage. I am tempted to bid on him only becuase he needs a home, but I wouldnt want him to conflict with the Ellegua I already own. Any thoughts on any of the questions I submitted?
A: This is a "Spiritual Eshu" NOT an "Elegua Head" A spiritual Eshu represents a certain "Path of Elegua". It is NOT fed with blood. An "Elegua Head" represents the Orisha Elegua and is fed with a blood offering when it is created in the name of it's owner. That is the Elegua you keep for life. I would not sell an "Elegua Head" consecrated in my name. If you don't know the difference between a Spiritual Eshu and an Elegua Head you should not bid on this item. I say this with RESPECT. Ache!
Further more, this is no mass produced, over-the-counter Eshu! This is the real deal. Now that I think about it I don't think anyone who isn't initiated with at least having received their elekes and warriors should even think about bringing this into their home. I don't want to be held responsible for any chaos that might ensue. This is not an artifact! The entity that this effigy houses, is a very real supernatural creature which occupies a parallel world to us. It is a being of free will and has the power to travel large distances at extreme speeds and can be in more than one place at a time. (Eshus are the same as the Djinn) He is powerful enough to harass and even possess humans. You must rely on a Higher Power (GODHEAD) to protect you when working with supernatural forces because they might try to trick you or bend you to their own will Also, this Eshu is prone to romantic infatuation with females so this is better off in the hands of a man. It will compliment the sexual prowess of a male owner! If it's owner is a female he might chase away the men in your life because he is very over protective. However a female who has Oya on their head can probably handle this path of Elegua.