Just exactly what is ESU?
ESU is born under the ODU OWORIN OGBE
as ESU ODARA. ESU ODARA is who travels
between heaven and earth not only reporting
our deeds but delivering our wishes, fears,
prayers, offerings and sacrifices. It must be
understood that he is completely different from
all other ORISAS in fact he is unique. ESU is
ASHE. ASHE ADO ISUBI ISURE is the power
of command used by OLODUMARE to create
our universe. This power is owned by ESU. If
anyone wishes to do anything be it good or evil,
ESU has to approve first. Whether we go up or
down left or right in or out he is involved.
The physical evidence of ESU is known as
JANGI or ESU JANGI, which is the mineral
Opon Ifa, divination tray used by Babalawo . At the top
center of the tray is a carved representation of ESU.
ESU must allways be kept in front of the house, never in back. Normally his abode is not
covered but it may be fenced.
ADIN which is white palm seed oil.
ESU must always be the first one to be fed and if any offerings are being offered to any
orisha we must appease him first. ESU must be fed outside and while he is being fed
one must never use any derogatory language. OBI KOLA, bitter obi, eppo pupa,
chickens, roosters,male goats, dog, pigeon (only if specified by IFA), corn, name, rat,
and anything which through divination with IFA ESU requests.
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