What is an Ebbo?

An ebbo is basically an offering to the Orishas.  There are many kinds of ebbo that practitioners of Vodun and west African diaspora practitioners do. In some groups in the diaspora, some make a distinction between adimmu and ebbo, and base this on the outcome of divination.  Others say that adimmu is specifically a food offering, and ebbo involves animal sacrifice.  In still others, an adimmu is a small offering, where an ebbo is a …

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When you have an Oshun and/or Aje Shaluga working in progress…

Oshun is the west African Orisha/Goddess of joy, prosperity, romantic love, and the sweetness of life.  Aje Shaluga is one of her husbands (or wives, depending on your tradition), and the owner of all material wealth and currency.  Many if not most workings or spells for love and prosperity call upon Oshun, and if material wealth is involved, Aje Shaluga as well. When you go to a priest/ess or root worker for assistance in these …

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Vodun Holidays and Orisha Birthdays

This is a list of Vodun holidays.  It is by no means complete.  These are just the ones I know of and have gathered from a variety of people and sources.  Different cultures have different days.  Some synchronize them with Wiccan or Catholic holidays.  Follow your own soul on this. January 10: “Voodoo Day”, or Traditions Day, which is celebrated in Benin and by some in the diaspora to give thanks for and remember our …

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Esu, Exu, Elegua, Legba

Oh Great Exu, Keeper of the Gate! Between life and death The physical and spiritual realm The seen and the unseen The known and the unknown Please accept our humble invitation To join in this feast. We ask your permission To commune with our Ancestors And with the Lwa who came before. Oh Great Exu, Keeper of the Gate! Please open the gate for us. About Elegua Sacred numbers: 3 and 4 Colors: black and …

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