Tuesday, November 11, 2014

About the LWA Agwe

The LWA Agwe is known as the Captain of the Sea and the patron of sailors for he is a protector of sea-faring men. He helps sailors find their bearings when lost at sea. He also provides inspiration and guidance whenever an individual needs them in times of turmoil, loss, or indecision.  Depicted as a mulatto with fair skin and green eyes, he is the counterpart of LaSiren and one of the many lovers of Erzulie.  He is considered to be a gentleman who commands respect and embodies several ideals of masculinity including bravery, reserve and provision.  Sometimes addressed as Shell of the Sea in spell work, Agwe is signaled by blowing a conch shell (but a foghorn or sea whistle noises are also acceptable).  If possible, offerings for Agwe should be left in a body of water, large or small.  Once offerings are left, you never look back as it is said to anger Agwe.  His symbols include miniature boats, brightly painted oars and sometimes small metal fishes  (any of his symbols are good items to have on the altar for Agwe).

Offerings:  Sea Water, shells, sponges, anything from the floor or bed of the ocean, all things seafaring are sacred to him.

Day: Thursday

Colors: White and all colors of the sea such as blues, aqua and sometimes even sea green.

Associated with Saint Ulrich (below) who is often pictured with a fish in his hand.
Veve for Agwe

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