AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

ELEGUA

African Trickster God

Trickster God of Crossroads, Beginnings and Opportunities

He’s the guardian of the Crossroads of Life. Whenever there are decisions to be made, he provides opportunities and second chances. If you’re lucky. As a Trickster God, the childlike ELEGUA can sometimes make things even more complicated. At a whim he can turn a simple choice into a vast conundrum of paradox.

He’s also messenger to the higher Gods, particularly OLORUN, and he does like to be noticed. He’s partial to cigars and rum, but he is very good with children. His day is Monday — so you can start the week well under his ministrations. His color coding is red and black.

ELEGUA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ELEGUA
Area or people : Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Mayhem
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 24208
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Article last updated on 09 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "ELEGUA: Trickster God from African mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 09 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 September 2014.

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