CEREMONY OF NECKLACES:
In Africa, an individual receives a single string of his protective deity, symbolizing marriage covenant or magic, making them inseparable ydependientes each other.
In Cuba, however, received several necklaces, although only one is that of the Orisha guardian.
The first collars that are usually four at once, and these are: Obatala, Yemaya, Oshun and Shango. The causes, so that a person will be imposed collars are always attributed to the oracle.
Guess who is this ceremony to mark the maturity of a devotee's difficulty making the query.
Although, sometimes, it is tradition to give necklaces to newborns, about all those families where Santeria is hereditary Necklaces, elekes have always been used as "attributes" and símbolode identity throughout black Africa.
In Cuba, the African traditions continued, using them as identification of social status and belonging to the worship of a particular Orisha.
As magical attribute, the collar is an extension of the mystical force that represents the Orisha. When the necklaces are in contact with our body, reinforces that the presence of the deity is latent, and makes us possessors of their protection.
But, like all magical appliances, you must also respect, Esparte of deity and therefore prolongs like virtue, also implicaciertos taboos.
The collars are meaningless without a previous ceremony. Without being "baptized" are merely decorative ornaments.
Also, to be valid, your account must have been strung by a Santero, and the thread that supports them must be cotton, so you can absorb umiero and blood sacrifices.
The color of the beads varies depending on the color or colors associated with the corresponding elOrisha. So Obatala collar is white, blue deYemayá the Elegguá Black and red, etc..
But there are necklaces of various kinds even belonging to the same Orisha. These show different paths or avatars, that is, certain stages of life before the Orisha in question, covenants, loves, losses, etc.,
And these pathways, in turn, are related to certain oddúns. Normally, when wearing a necklace of a given avatar is the Oddun quecoincide at that time we have dialed. It is a reflection delas personal circumstances at that particular time we are living.
Elekes ceremony by which the aleyo must pass.
This is a ceremony of great importance as it symbolizes the actual entrance to the Rule of Osha. In this ceremony, aleyo elekes receives 5, or 5 necklaces that represent 5 of the most important Orishas religious system: -
Eleggua / Elegba / Eshu / Elegbara - Obbatala - Yemaya / Yemanja / Yemoja - Oshun Guere - Shango
The ceremony must be performed by the sponsor to have a mat on which the neophyte knelt and anger elekes receiving one on one to be picked up with his little finger as a sign of respect.
All Elekes must have "eaten" above, namely that they must have sacrificed animals (as they do not mention aleyo regards such knowledge).
The delivery process must always start receiving Obbatala collar. In some Iles (holy houses) the eleke of Eleggua is delivered to the receiving ceremony Ti Ayaeguns Osha.
If the Orisha Alagbatori been determined for the individual, for the Olori eleke will last place.
Note: Elekes themselves symbolize the attachment and the new bond that is forged between Orishas and aleyo, now called Omo eleke.
Each represents eleke Orishas mentioned above:
Eleggua Derived from Ile and gue, Eleggua means: "It's in the house." Orisha Eleggua is greater, and Yemú Obbatala son.
This Orisha is the owner of the keys to the destination, it opens and closes the roads at will. He is highly respected and feared as this in his hand the destiny of human beings.
It has a character and childish mocking, mischievous and unpredictable. In his possession the grant good wishes and a prosperous future as well as predicting the greatest of misfortunes.
Oracle owns the Dilóggun, although his hand is 21 snails and withdraw
5. Eleggua invocation: Eshu Ebua Alaguana Nikokoribilla Balatento not Maniko Iku Endoro Maniko Yelete Barakillelu Eshu Afra.
Obbatala Obba which means King or Powerful and Tala which means:
Extension or expansion.Ambos words together form Obbatala. Obbatala Obbatoisa means:
The King of All Saints. Obbatala is the son of Olofi. This Orisha greater the king of the Yoruba pantheon.
Owner of the Heads, the Orisha is a symbol of peace and purity and is represented by the elderly.
Your children must be extremely respectful for not tolerate disrespectful behavior. It goes to the health and represents the human head, intelligence and serenity.
Obbatala invocation: Obbatala Gemu Obbatala Bivirigua Aligua Kabo Kabo Ligua Lano Yakut Ke dedere Laboru dedere The Boshise Lori Meridiloggun Doba.
Yemaya: Yemaya Illa Moalle: Mother of the World. This larger Orisha Mother and creator of life and the Orishas.
Yemaya is queen of the surface water of the Sea Owner, origin of life.
It is the most respected Orisha of the Yoruba pantheon symbolizing motherhood and she gave birth to the world and creation.
Their punishments are very severe, but is very gentle with their children while they act righteously.
From it are born all things including life.
Olokun has with all the richness of the 7 seas. She will go to bring fertility and protect womanhood.
It can be manly and violent, and may even exaggerate their pride. The Yoruba consider blood of the earth.
When in the water embodies the figure of a mermaid. Deity of creativity and nature.
Prayer to Yemaya: Yemaya omio Iya Omi Marubo The Wing Teo, Omi, Iya Awo Iya Yeda Yetu Yetu Acuakeye Ala Sabayi Olokun.
Shango Shango Lukumi means "problem", so your image always appears with an ax in his head to indicate he was born with the war in the head.
This Orisha is one of the most beloved in her Yoruba pantheon.
King of the warriors, Shango is the god of Fire and Lightning and owns the Bata Drums.
It is Osain pact with his godfather. Leon.Es always accompanies a stormy and passionate.
Orisha Shango is a major, son of Yemaya, Shango is king of Santeria as it was heard in the land.
This Orisha is a womanizer and is always involved in some scandal loving. It goes on to ward off enemies.
Note: Pataki: Unable to his mother raise him, because his father with the death penalty after discovering he had relations with his other son Ogun, Yemaya adopted him.
Shango's father did not want to have children for fear that another child was born so ungrateful as Oggun.
Hearing Shango, is angered and decided to take revenge by taking the wife to Ogun. Since then both walk in a peeling Orishas eternal.
So much so that in a giiemilere (drumbeat) should never be allowed to fall just two Orishas as always faced and could cost the lives of horses (people who have mounted the tutelary Orisha).
Invocation to Shango: Shango Shango Lube Lube Bara Oba Bear Kiseku Olufina Aya Koke
The Yiki Obanbio I Eleku Roast Ozain Akokonasi Aya Olufina Ogodonasi the Yiki.
Oshun Oshun, Orisha more, Venus of the Yoruba pantheon.
Guere Oshun is the goddess of love, marriage and Del Oro is the most beautiful of all goddesses.
Symbol of the eternal feminine, owns all donated by rivers and Yemaya Olokun.
Despite being loving and generous, can be touchy and hypersensitive.
Orisha is the most vengeful and angry, when you consider that it has not been treated with due respect and affection.
Oshun is the goddess of rivers. This Orisha represents the sweetness, love, gold, and fresh waters.
That provocative symbol of coquetry. Yemaya has a pact with the secrets of caring for the rivers.
They come to her to solve economic problems, and loving.
Its color is yellow in all ranges Oshun Guere invocation: Oshun Yeyeo Mori, Yi Obe Moko, Abayanide Eky Maladu Kiladua Ke, Ybu Wanale Wanale, Aworubonasi, Oshun, Moriryeyeo Yeye.
The elekes therefore are considered standards of these 5 Orishas greater: - Elegba: Red and black, one account at a staggered - Oshun Guere: Yellow and transparent, alternating 5 on 5 - Yemanja: Blue and clear or white, alternating 7 on 7 - Shango: Red and white alternating 6 by 6 - Obbatala: only white beads Note:
This ceremony may suffer variation accordingly.