Òbàtála is the father of all heads and of justice, is the maker of everything that habita therein.
It is a head Osha in the Yoruba religion which governs all regions of the human body, particularly the head; dominates our thoughts; He owns purity and spiritual cleanliness.
What does the name Òbàtála mean?
His name has several meanings., and all extol its purity, its whiteness, and its creation in the human body.
Òbàtála translates into the Lucumí language from: Both - What is it the king-, ta - What is it shine y to - What is it White clothes.
Although it is called “Òbàtála” his name has different translations:
- Oba-tà-àlà (King who shines in white clothes)
- Oba-ti-o-Nlá (The king who is magnificent)
- Oba-ti-Allah (King with white clothes).
What does Obatalá represent in the Osha-Ifá Rule?
Represents creation which, of course, is not perfect, but it also symbolizes mercy, haughtiness, anger, arbitrariness, people with disabilities, whether mental or physical.
During his life on earth He was King of Igbó (the most widespread ethnic group in Africa, southeast of Nigeria).
- In nature is symbolized by the mountainsañas.
- Your number is 8 and multiples.
- He is praised by saying his greeting: Jekua Baba! Obbatala.
- In Arara land Obámoró is known as Jué Até.
- Element: Òbàtalá is the possessor of white metals, particularly silver.
It has many paths, and in each of these stages it corresponds to a different personality and power.
It is said that he has the same number of paths or avatars as Oduduwa, and these are divided into both feminine and masculine aspects.
Now let's get to know Obatalá Obámoró and his characteristics in the Osha.
What are the qualities of the Orisha Òbàtála Oba Moro?
The name of Obatalá Obá Moró equivalent translated into Spanish to “the king who caught ghosts”, an appellation given to King Abipa, who was the fourth and last king to reign in Oyó Igboho (a city in the state of Oyó, Nigeria), apparently ruled in the late XNUMXth and early XNUMXth centuries.
On this path, Obbatalá Obámoró He is quite old, that is one of the physical characteristics that most define him.
We also share some of its most important representative elements within the Yoruba religion.
Colors of Obatalá Obámoró
Your identifying color It is white, although as we will see in some of its attributes such as necklaces and clothing, ivory and purple are used.
The emissaries or messengers of Obatalá Obámoró for the Yoruba
- Albinos (in Yoruba language: alapíni)
- Crippled (chiniku)
- dwarfs (sami),
- Lepers (ashipa)
Religious tools of Obatalá Obámoró
- 1 Most Holy
- 1 Crucifix
- 1 Crown of Thorns (2 doves and a chalice attached to the crown of ears)
- 2 Stairs
- 2 Arrows
- 2 lances
- 2 machetes
- metal fork
- A cane
Outside of its tureen or receptacle is placed:
- a jar,
- a hand of snails,
- a magnet with a lump of compacted grass that the cow carries in its stomach that is usually called a moñinga.
Eleke of Obatalá Obamoro: His necklace
His eleke The necklace is made of white beads, also ivory with intertwined purple beads.
Children of Obámoró in the Osha Rule
After a year, the Iyawó (initiated in the Osha) that has Òbàtála crowned On this road, Obá Moró must consecrate the crown of thorns washed in a gourd with ewes (herbs) belonging to Òbàtála and other ceremonies with corresponding sacrifices.
After everything is finished, an Osain lined with goat skin that was sacrificed to Òbàtála is assembled with the contents of the gourd. This Osain is heart-shaped and is lined with white beads.
The Omo (children) of Oba Moró they should beg their head with dry fruits, never with watery fruits.
Babá Obbatalá supports all his children with benevolence and much love, he gives us the patience, calm and serenity that we must have in life.
Image gallery: Representation of Obatalá Obámoró
📷 Thanks to the Photos Courtesy of Lázaro Martínez, Dancer of the company Raíces Profundas @lachyowen