The loa whose task it is to open the door to the other loa or spirits called in ritual. The other loa or spirits can not enter if Legba does not open the door. Derived from a great solar and phallic deity of Dahomey, Legba carries the words of the voodooists between the visible and the invisible worlds. He usually presents himself as an elderly black male using a cane, but nonetheless he is the powerful Guardian of the Centerpost and the Opener of the Gates.
Papa Legba's words resound through the crossroads to those spaces where tales take on form and gently swing between the Visible and Invisible Worlds. He represents the power of the ability of the Word to make fertile the World, and he is the keeper of the Gate between the Worlds.