Eshu

African - An angel-trickster, messenger-god and god of fate among the Yoruba. As an attendant on the creator-god, Fa, he was responsible for opening some of the god's eyes each morning. He was a servant of Orisha but hated him so much that he rolled a huge rock on to his house, killing Orisha and splitting him into 401 pieces. He was said to have persuaded the sun and the moon to swap functions on one occasion, causing great chaos. He keeps a watchful eye on events and reports to Oloron, judging the actions of men. Sometimes called Eshu, Edshu, Edshu, Esu, Esu, Isis, Fon Legba or Fon Legba.

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