In the beginning there was one flower with 5 petals and lying on that flower was the god Terra. Terra was the first women and was immortal. One night as Terra slept the petals began to wither away. The first petal turned into the heavens, the second petal turned into hell, the third petal turned into the sun, the fourth petal turned into the moon and the flower bud turned into the Earth.
When Terra woke up the next day and found that her home was gone, Terra began to weep tears that soon became the oceans. Soon Terra stopped crying and found she was lonely. With her thoughts she created her companion Obatala who was the first male who was also immortal. Soon they had many children who became the first humans.
One day, Terra realized that her children were getting hungry and began creating animals such as birds and insects and animals. Each she placed in area’s where her children couldn’t reach without difficulty. Then her husband Obatala saw that Terra was making it too easy and that their children had grown lazy so he made animals that could kill them to make them afraid of something. But soon the world became too crowded with all the humans then and Obatala made them mortal so there would be death and the earth would not be so crowded.
But as humans became mortal Obatala got so much power it took over him because now he was the all powerful. Out of horror Terra sent him to hell so that those as selfish as him would have to enter, but because of the little light inside Obatala he made sure that those that were good would not have to suffer and sent them back to heaven. Sometimes when Obatala feels rage he creates natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes. But when it rains Terra is crying for her lost lover. Through many years humans have come to know as Terra as the goddesses and Obatala as the devil, but people never knew the whole story.