Eschu / Eleggua
Eschu (Vodū) (Earth-616) from Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Vol 1 17 0001.jpg
Real Name
Relatives
Lusa (father);

Mahu (mother);
Avlelete, Oshun (sisters);
Legba (twin-brother);
Damballah, Shango, Ogun, Sagbata (brothers);
Anansi (uncle);
Buluku (grandfather);
Gaea/Nana (grandmother);

numerous others
Affiliation
Vodū; master of the Loa with Legba[2]
Status
Living Status
Citizenship
Orun
Occupation
God of crossroads, communication, Mischief god,[3] Master of the Loa
Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Unusual Features
Mohawk
Origin
Origin
Reality
Creators and Appearances

History

Eschu (also known as Eleggua), god of crossroads and communication, and his twin brother Legba, god of gateways were the children of the twins Lusa and Mahu, and among the younger Vodū.

They served as masters of the Loa, supervise them and are often the first Vodu invoked by humans when they wish to call upon either loa or other Vodu for help.

Lusa, Mahu and their family descended to the city of Ife, the legendary first city of the the Yoruba people, involving directly themselves in mortals' matters, and were first worshiped by the Fon people of Dahomey (modern-days Benin and the Yoruba of the Niger River valley (modern-days Nigeria) starting in the 12th century.[1]

In modern times, he empowered the human vigilante Eleggua of the Santerians.[1]

Personality

Ledga and Eschu were described as mischievous.[2]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Presumably those conventional to the Vodū.

As the god of communication, Eleggua also understands all languages and can cause acute confusion in and alter the communication abilities of others.[1]

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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