OBATALA is the kindly father of all the orishas and all humanity. He is also the owner of all heads and the mind. Though it was Olorun who created the universe, it is Obatala who is the creator of the world and humanity.
Obatala is the source of all that is pure, wise, peaceful, and compassionate. He has a warrior side, though, through which he enforces justice in the world. His color is white, often accented with red, purple, and other colors to represent his/her different paths. White is most appropriate for Obatala as it contains all the rainbow colors yet is above them. Obatala is also the only Orisha that has both male and female paths.