Elegba & Hecate

Recently I was reading over some documentation related to African orishas.  While reading up on Elegba I found some amazing similarities to Hecate.

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Who is Elegba?   Elegba is said to be the owner of doorways and roads.  He is stands at the crossroads and is said to be a messenger between worlds. His colors are red and black.  He has a close relationship with the orisha of divination.

I'm sure there are other deities whose paths cross so to speak.  I found it extremely interesting that this African deity and Hecate had these similarities.  Here's a bit more on Elegba.


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