Today’s God is Eshu
God of: the protector of travelers and of crossroads. Power over fortune and misfortune, and the personification of death. God of trickey
People: Some Africans and descendants of African slaves.
Area: West Africa, the Caribbean, and South America
Represented as: A man in red and black or black and white. Associated with the number 3.
Eshu is known by many different names, by different people of different faiths. for example in Louisiana, he is “Papa Legba”, a wise old black man with a staff and in Haiti, he takes the form of red demon as Kalfu. He is seen as the god of choice and change and is a trickster and shapeshifter, suiting his numerous guises.
Fun Fact: Eshu plays tricks on mortals, leading them to temptation and tribulation with the hope it’ll lead his followers to maturity.