Dambala Guedo in Spanish or Damballah Wedo also known as Pa Damballah or Pai Dambala is the loving father of all the Misteries. He governs over peace and purity and is a powerful magician, and a great healer and is one of the few Puro Misterios, Lwa / Irunmole who has a direct link to Papa Buen Dios. His metals on earth are platinum and silver. He is the creator of the human form, and is also known as Obatala. He is the essense of life, and germinated the cosmos with his sperm of life, he is the drops of water which holds life and spawns it. As the essense of life, he is often kept away from the dead. When Papa Buen Dios said. "Let there be Light, Dambala Guedo came into existence. He is envisioned as an ancient wise man all in white with white hair and a long white beared or as Moses holding the Serpent Staff of the old testament, or the Figure of Obatala. He is said to be both male and female, as our limited human minds can not completely comprehend his vast mysteries.
Ayida Guedo in Spanish or Dan Ayida Hwedo, is the strong wife of Dambala Guedo, She is also known as Ma Ayida, Mama Yida, Abuela Wela, she rules over the cosmic primordial waters of creation and stearnly governs the cosmos, and all the cosmos exists within her womb. She is viewed as the Rainbow Serpent Mother and is also known as Ochumare, the female counterpart to the the Yoruba Supreme Deity Olodumare. She is envisioned both as the Maiden Eve who was tempted by the Serpent in the Garden of Eden as well as the mature the Virgin Mary standing on the head of the serpent. Her image is either the Virgin Mary or naked women with serpents couled at her feet. She is always placed next to Dambala Guedo. They had many children, one being
Dambala de la Torcha or Damballah la Flambeau is of the Petroh Division. He is the cosmic fires of destruction and chaos. He is the ball of fire that destroyed life on earth once, making way for new life and will do it again. He is envisioned as Saint Patrick, as well as the young Moses kneeling by the burning bush.
La Merced = Ofelia Banedjo
La Milagrosa = Amalia Belcan
Cosmic Water Spirits