Obatala: The Orisha Who Created The Sky and Mankind
He is the Orisha of leadership, knowledge, justice, those who are handicapped and the military.
Obatala means "King of the white cloth." This title refers to a particularly soft and beautiful white fabric associated with Yoruba kings. To call an Orisha the Chief of White Cloth is to make a symbolic reference to that substance which makes consciousness possible....it is a reference to the fabric which binds the universe together.