Obbatala, the king of Orishas.
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- 05 / 25 / 2007
Obbatala is the Orisha of highest level, because he was the first to descend to the earth materializing Olofi, therefore he gave life to others. The etymology of his name is "king of all saints". His main mandate is the good for all and he mediates among the Orishas since his word is law and he is respected as such. He represents all that is true, wise and fair.
He is the God of the houses. In addition, he controls head and educates based on our thinking. He is seen as a veteran in the snow-covered mountains.
Generally, his sons are albinos as well as the disabled people.
The half-light attracts him, that is why his altar should be far from light.
His syncretic symbol is the Virgen de la Merced. His color is white and the celebration date is on September 24.
His sons must be respectful because Obbatala does not accept lack of respect or insults.
Among the parts of the body that influences the most are : the flee flowing, the head and bones. The plants used are Alacrancillo, Almond, Cotton, Campana, Peregun and Canutillo.
The animals to sacrifice are the white hen, Guinea fowl, pigeon and goat. His devotes are not allowed to drink alcohol and eat crabs and navy bean.
The pray to Obbatala is "Gemu Obatala Obatala Birivigua Aligua Ligua Lano Yakuto Kabo Kabo Ke Dedere laboru Dedere la boshishe Doba lori meridilogun".