The last energy of nature that we work with within the element of earth has a large amount of water. In nature it can be found where the earth is permeated by water – the mud.
Mud can be used for cleansing the skin, or it can be molded and heated to make vessels for cooking and eating. The earth also helps to filter water, removing impurities.
The values associated with this quality of nature are compassion, generosity and a spirit of warm welcoming. Her archetype is the compassionate and generous hostess who creates a loving and welcoming atmosphere in which to receive, welcome and nourish her guests.
This Orixá is known as Obá.