Ellegua is envisioned as you, slim and agile. He is the opener of the doors; the messenger of gods; he is a great diviner who does not need an oracle to see the future.
Ellegua can be identified with the Holy Infant of Atocha, St. Anthony of Padua and the Lonely spirit or Anima Sola.
Attributes: Red and black forked tree branch, a whistle, the cement head that represents him with cowrie shells for eyes and mouth, straw hats, and a set of 21 cowries shells.
Colors: Red & Black
Offerings: Toys, keys, straw hat, mouse traps, guns, coconuts, candies, toasted corn, whistles, rum, cigars and candles.
Necklace: Alternating red and black beads.
Foods: Toasted corn, smoke fish and possum, palm oil, fruits, candies and cakes, roosters, corn meal balls with honey and palm oilsmoked fish & possum (jutia) & all types of candies and cakes.