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ORISHA CANDLES

THE SEVEN AFRICAN POWERS are the most well-known and celebrated divinities of the Yoruban Pantheon, and are common to all Yoruban faiths, although they are not always considered to be the same deities. In Macumba traditions (Candomble, Umbanda), they are called Orixa; in Vodoun, they are called Lwas (Loas); in Palo, Nkisi. In all of these traditions, the Orishas have many aspects (Caminos), which are often quite diverse.

Use to invoke the protection and blessings of these Powerful Orisas. (Elegua, Ogun, Shango, Obatala, Oya, Yemaya, Oshun).

THE SEVEN AFRICAN POWERS CANDLE - $7.00



ELEGUA (Legba, Exu, Eshu)
is the Orisha of crossroads, doorways, and gates. He is the messenger of the gods- no Orisha can be contacted except through him, and his dress and conflicting mannerisms reflect this double-sided nature (he is sometimes depicted with two faces, especially in Yoruban art). Eleggua is also the guardian of the doorway between the earthly and divine realms. He has been compared to the Greek God Hermes, with whom he shares many attributes, and to the Hindu Ganesha. In Brazil, he is sometimes equated with Baphomet, and his symbol is a pitchfork. In Santeria, his colors are black and red, and he is associated with St. Martin de Porres.
Of all the Orishas, he has the most aspects (forms), including Pombagira (Candomble), a wantonly sexual prostitute, and Papa Legba (Vodoun) an elderly man. He is considered a trickster, a player of pranks; in some traditions he is malefic, bringing harm to those who neglect their obligations. In Lukumi, he is a guardian of doorways, and effigies of Eleggua are used to protect homes.
His number is 3.

Opens doors to communication and promotes change.


ELEGUA CANDLE - $7.00




OGUN (Ogoun) is the chief of the warriors, the God of War, blood, and iron. He is the guardian of the forge, and the patron of civilization and technology. Not just a martial deity, Ogun is the archetypal force that drives technology. He is responsible for tools of progress like farming implements and surgeon's knives. He is movement, impetus, force. Because of this, Ogun is associated with locomotives, and offerings are often made to him at railroad tracks. In Candomble, he is associated with St. George, the dragon slayer; in Lukumi, he is syncretized with St. peter. In Roman mythology, Mars.
Because of his association with blood, Ogun is often petitioned for aid with blood diseases. However, because Ogun enjoys blood offerings, it is considered inadvisable to petition Ogun while menstruating or with a bleeding wound.
His numbers are 3 and 4.

Brings change, employment, offers protection.

OGUN CANDLE - $7.00



OSHUN rules the 'sweet' waters- rivers, brooks, and streams. Oshun is closely related to Yemaya, and their aspects sometimes overlap. She is the goddess of love, passion, and sensuality, as well as money and prosperity. Her preferred offerings are honey, copper jewelry or coins (usually in multiples of five). She has similarities to the Roman Goddess Venus. She is most often associated with St. Cecilia, and in Lukumi, she is Our Lady of La Caridad del Cobre, the protectress of Cuba. Her colors are yellow and gold.
In Vodoun, Oshun is known as Erzulie. Erzulie's colors are shades of pink. While Erzulie and Ochun are very much alike, Erzulie has a vengeful, implacable aspect when angered. Her aspect Erzulie Dantor is a fierce protector of women, an avenger of domestic violence, and a patron of lesbians.
Her number is 5.

Use for drawing love and money.

OSHUN CANDLE - $7.00



OYA
is the Orisha of wind, storms, lightning, the marketplace and cemeteries. She is a warrior, the wife of Chango. Her color is aubergine, and her saint is Theresa. She epitomizes female power and righteous anger.
In Vodou, Oya is called Manman Brigitte, the swaggering, rum dringing wife of the Baron. She may be directly related to the Greek warrior goddess Minerva, through her Irish counterpart Brighid.

Her number is 9.

Use to bring transitions, protection and to break hexes.

OYA CANDLE - $7.00

CHANGO (Xango, Shango) is a warrior, the Orisha of lightning, dance, and passion. He is the epitome of all things masculine, and the dispenser of vengeance on behalf of the wronged. Shango was once a Yoruban King.
His number is 6.

Brings protection, strength & courage, passion. Helps bring victory over your enemies and all difficulties.

SHANGO CANDLE - $7.00



Yemaya (Yemoja, Iemanja)
is associated with the Virgin Mary and Isis, and the most beloved Orisha. She is the Goddess of the Ocean and the moon, guardian of women, childbirth, fertility, and witchcraft. She rules the subconscious and creative endeavors. Yemaya's counterpart in Vodoun is called Lasiren, the mermaid. She is related to Mamiwata (Mamma Water), the African water-spirit. Lasiren's symbols are a mirror and comb, giving her an odd connection to the Pictish sea goddess.
There is a common legend about Yemaya choosing her own students; occasionally someone will disappear, sometimes for seven years, and return with tales of having learned the ways of magick and healing in her undersea abode. In Lukumi, Yemaya's colors are blue and white; in Vodou, blue and green. Her offerings are often doves, but never fish.
Her number is 7.

Nurtures and brings comfort.
Motherhood and childbirth.

YEMOJA CANDLE - $7.00

obatala

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. White is most appropriate for Obatalá as it contains all the colors of the rainbow yet is above them. Obatalá is also the only orisha that has both male and female paths.

OBATALA CANDLE - $7.00

 

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