From the recordings 400: An Afrikan Epic and 400: An Afrikan Epic Pt. 3 Dance of the Orisha
Derived from the Olodumare scale, the orisha, Elegguá, represents the crossroads. - the first orisha created by Olodumare and he existed prior to and witnessed creation unfold. He is the key to any of our religious practices, for without Elegua’s blessings nothing can proceed, transpire nor succeed in the world. Eleggua is the owner of all roads, crossroads, and doors. He is the power that allows all of the ache in the universe to move from point A to point B. Elegba allows our prayers to reach the orishas. Elegba allows ache to flow in ebó so that our fate may be changed. He facilitates divination by communicating to and for the other orishas, and to Olodumare herself.