Have a need that only the ancestors can help you with? Light this candle in conjunction with your intention and offering. Or Just light the candle to give respect, light and honor. Or Just sit them on your ancestor altar. Comes w 1 candle Many cultures honor the dearly departed and believe that though their physical bodies have left this world, their souls continue to exist in the spirit realm. As our ancestors, they deserve our continued veneration and respect and we honor them, our lineages and our roots through our worship and prayers to them. Many ask for their assistance in earthly matters, petitioning them in matters protection, healing, spiritual guidance and many other day to day life events.