FIRST PATH: OBATALA ORISHA AYE
Here we find the purest and most mystical aspect of Obatala. S/he isfeminine and born of the sea. S/he is represented by means of a large shell, named Okinkonko. In Santeria this path is tied to the Orisha Ochun. The necklace for its adoration is fashioned with twenty-five stones (?) the color of egg yolk and (to make the connection?) you sacrifice white doves.
SECOND PATH: OBATALA ORISHANLA
Is imagined as a trembling old woman who wants to be covered with a white sheet. She protects you from traps and has large hands She eats cocoa butter. Her necklace is made with egg-yolk yellow and ivory. In Santeria she is syncretized with St. Anne.
THIRD PATH: OBATALA IGBA IBO
Represents divine thought and is symbolized by the eye of Divine Providence. It cannot be seen, and those who manage to see it are left blind. It is symbolized by an old person with wrinkles and white hair.
FOURTH PATH: OBATALA OBA LUFON
Represents the sun and is identified with Jesus of Nazareth. It was he who gave man speech and taught him proper ways of sexual practice(?). When you want to request something from him, you must place sixteen parrot feathers on your head. It was he who taught man to weave with needles. He is the inventor of carpentry and is the protector of mothers.
FIFTH PATH: OBATALA OCHA GRINAN
He is the messenger of Olofi. He raises the mountains from the low places. (Sube y baja la montana)? Represented by the Crucified Christ. He is also considered a soldier (guerrero) and he taught to Orula the secrets of (de pelar el name).
SIXTH PATH: OBATALA ACHO
His presence stimulates the dance and directs the rhythms. He is a soldier and wears a red waistband.