Author: Everything Santeria

  • Chango Santeria Oracion

    Slaves that came to Cuba brought their religious beliefs and rituals. Over time, these beliers transformed into the religion known as Santeria. Santeria features a pantheon of deities known as Orisha, each with unique characteristics and rituals. For example, the Orisha Chango embodies fire and is associated with drumming. The customs of Chango in Oyo, […]


    Practitioners of the Lukumi religion, also known as Santeria, turn to Elegua in prayer to request the opening and closing of doors that need attention, embodying their deep trust and confidence in Elegua as the messenger of Olodumare. Legends say that Elegua was present at the dawn of time and may even predate it. The […]

  • Obatala Food Offerings

    Obatala is the king of all Orisha, sometimes known as the king of the white cloth. Obatala is associated with purity, peace, and tranquility. While often depicted as an old man, there are younger versions or paths of Obatala in which he is a young warrior riding a horse with a scimitar. Santeria practitioners appeal […]

  • How to call to the Orisha Yemaya prayer for money

    Prayer is necessary. Priests of Santeria pray before divination, cleansings, and sacrifice. They use special praise names for the Orisha and use legal names for blood and religious ancestors. Details change depending on the reason for prayer. This article describes how to invoke Yemaya prayer for money. Prayer is a verbal petition to the spiritual […]

  • When an Orisha chooses you.

    How to know when an Orisha chooses you in Santeria. This article offers insights into how and when you know an Orisha rules your head.  Priests in Santeria refer to themselves as a child of a particular Orisha.  For example, my godfather is a child of Oshun.  Priests find out when an Orisha chooses them […]

  • Eleke, Orisha, and color meaning in Santeria beads and necklaces

    An article about Santeria beads by Everything Santeria This article offers insights into the meaning of beads and colors in Santeria and Orisha worship. I received my beads in 2001 after consultation with Elegba through divination. The first reading with my future godfather did not close until Elegba said I needed Orisha in my life. […]