Obatala is the father of most of the other deities. He is seen as Peace and Purity and as the creator of mankind. The creator of the universe and the earth. The elder Orisha is also seen as the male principle and as a symbol of fatherhood and creativity.
Attributes: All white substances as well as silver and platinum. White doves, snails, fruits with white meat, milk, cascarilla and cocoa butter.
Day of the Week: Thursday and the 8th of each month.
Number: 8 and all its multiples.
Offerings: Meringues, white hens, she-goats, Basil, Marshmallow Root and Tamarind. He will not accept crabs or kidney or alcoholic beverages.