Yoruba Eshu : Èṣù (other names include Exu, Eshu Eleggua, Esu Elegbara, Eshu Elegbara, Elegba, Legba, Papa Legba and Eleda) is both an orisha and one of the most well-known deities of Yorùbá religion and related New World traditions.
Yoruba African Orishas; Mythology: Ozain, African god of the forest, nature healer, guardian of herbs
My Mother Yemaya delivered me to this world and Often it is necessary to learn again,to construct ways, paths, and roads,without having to worry about the arrival,only at each step of the way.My Mother watches, veils me.My Mother takes care of me.My Mother protects me.- Iya Olawo Che –
"Orunmila Orisha of divination and witness to creation"by Stephen Hamilton
Oxossi, Orixa of the hunt by Ginga & Helen Dos Santos
Obatalá is the kindly father of all the orishas and all humanity. He is also the owner of all heads and the mind. Though it was Olorun who created the universe, it is Obatalá who is the creator of the world and humanity. Obatalá is the source of all that is pure, wise peaceful and compassionate. He has a warrior side though through which he enforces justice in the world. His color is white which is often accented with red, purple and other colors to represent his/her different paths.
Elegua Orisha Illustration by Luis Torres Love it!