Eleke necklaces are sacred beads. It is the formal induction into Orisha worship. The beads represent the energy of the various Orisha. The beads are a vehicle to connect you to the Orisha on a daily basis. Traditionally given after an initiation by one's Godparents during ceremony. But many choose to wear them just to connect to the power of the Orisha. Some feel initiation is needed and these beads must be earned. Others are non traditional in their practices and feel no initiation is needed. This Eleke is in honor of Shango/Chango.