Spirit Dolls act as vessels for beings of powerful spirits who can be petitioned for a wide-variety of purposes.
Can be the spirits of the dead, familiar-spirits, Divine-beings, a spirit-of-divination, and even spiritual entities which have never had an earthly incarnation.
They are often prayed to with offerings such as water, candy, cigarettes, coffee, etc....to invoke their power in the life of the individual.
Spirit Dolls will communicate to you in various ways.
Might enter your dreams, speak through your intuition, hear them with your physical ears, place strong signs in your path, they may even speak to you through your divination tool.
Obatala is the father figure of the Orishas, the chief and judge.
Obatala is married to Yemaya, the ocean goddess and mother-figure of the Orishas.
They have been married a very long time and have many children.
According to one story, Obatala is the father of human beings.
However, while making humans from the earth, Obatala got thirsty and began to drink some palm wine.
He got drunk and started to make some of the humans deformed.
After he sobered up, he realized what he had done and he swore from that day forward he never drink and that he would take special care of people who are handicapped.
When Obatala was younger, he was very bold and brash.
He was a strong warrior who saw a lot of horrible things on the battlefield.
All of those experiences tempered him.
Now, he is an Orisha who works for peace.
As judge, Obatala is very much involved with issues of justice and law, man-made or karmic.
He will be involved in any kind of court case or legal issue.
Approximately 10 inches tall.