Esu…the trickster owner of the cross roads, thresholds and market places, ”one is never finished telling the power of Esu”, Sacrifices are always offered to him before divinations. He has the prime responsibility for the passage of a new life from the invisible world to the world of men. Esu is the mediator between God and men. In Yoruba Land his shrines can be found at the entrances of compounds at, the market places and at the cross roads. He stands at the transcendent center of life. He is Owner of the Earth, a position given to him by God. It is Esus actions that stirs up all human trouble. He tricks men into offending God and all other dietys, but this only provides the dietys with sacrifices… without Esu they would starve. He is superior to all others in cunning and without him there would be no World, he is the World Police and creates trouble so that man can know and understand himself therefore respecting God. He is closest to God and he is both feared and respected…..Esu/Legba/Elegba/Elegbara…..Bredda Anancy in Jamaica, who came along with us through the middle passage from Ghana with the captured Ashantis. Every Jamaican grew up hearing Anancy Stories…..enjoy this one.
me secret, yerry de drum deh guh,tookoo-tum,tookooma-tum
“Without retaliation evils would one day become extinct from the world”……..Yoruba Proverb