Oba is the first wife of Chango (or Shango, the god of thunder and lightning), the Orisha of the river, and the daughter of Yemaya. The most well-known tales associated with Oba is the myth of Oba's ear. It is said Oba was tricked by one of Chango's wives (Oya or Oshun) to cut off her ear and feed it to her husband. She fled from Chango and became the river Oba, once Chango found out and was angered by her self-mutilation. The turbulent rapids caused by the river Oba and river Oshun sympolizes the rivalry between Chango's wives (Oba and Oshun).


Obba Beaded Bracelet