The first core energy in the element of fire is the spark. It represents the initial inspiration or idea, the glimpse of possibilities. It is also the spark of creation – the point of origination where creativity and life begins.
This energy of nature holds within it tremendous potential, as if all the potential of the universe is contained within. As a consequence it is the most dense of all of the Orixás.
This is the energy of creativity and new beginnings. The archetypes associated with it include the trickster, the keeper of the crossroads who can either let you through to your path or bar your way, and the passionate lover who feels intense desire.
Working with this energy helps to spark passion and creativity, and it is often invoked before starting a new endeavor.
In the afro-Brazilian tradition this Orixá is called Elegbara, in the afro-Cuban it is Eleggua.