Legba is one of the most important spirits within the hierarchy of Vodou. “Papa Legba” as he is affectionately known is the guardian of the gates, crossroads and of all Vodou temples. Legba is the intermediary between the living and spiritual world, and his powers are necessary for interaction with the Loas. Because of this privilege, legba is always the first invoked during a Vodou ceremony.
Although his possessions can be extremely violent, Legba is caring in nature and polite.