The first energy of the element water is the natural spring that bursts forth from the earth, bringing life-nourishing water. In nature we find this quality at the birthplace of the stream, the source that will eventually flow into the river and then to the sea.
This energy of nature represents the source of our waters, our emotions. She carries the nurturing quality of a Grandmother, whose wisdom and gentle guidance helps us understand where our emotions originated.
In the afro-Brazilian tradition this Orixá is called Nanã.