This 14” Ogun beaded necklace was handmade by me using high-quality glass seed beads.
Ogun or Ogoun (Yoruba: Ògún, Portuguese: Ogum, Gu; also spelled Oggun or Ogou; known as Ogún or Ogum in Latin America) is an Orisha, Loa, and Vodun. He is a warrior and a powerful spirit of metalwork, as well as of rum and rum-making. He is also known as the ‘god of Iron’.
Ogun’s centrality to the Yoruba religion has resulted in his name being retained into the 20th century in the Gullah and Lucumí languages, as well as the Yoruba dialect of Trinidad and Tobago. In Santería and Palo, Ogún is syncretized with Saint Peter, Santiago, Saint Paul, and John the Baptist; he is the deity of war and metals.
Elekes are typically received as part of the initiatory Collares/Elekes Ceremony in Regla de Ocha.
These have been consecrated.