Oxala (pronounced oh-shala) is a Brazilian corruption of the Yoruba Orisha-Nla, another name for Obatala. Oxala and Obatala are the same deity, although details of their veneration may differ depending on location and spiritual tradition.
Oxala owns white substances. He is a calm, cerebral, intellectual spirit who dislikes violence and dissension.
• In Bahian tradition, Oxala is identified with Our Lord of Bonfim.
• In Umbanda, he is syncretized to Jesus Christ.
• Oxala leads the first line of the seven lines of Umbanda spirits.
Oxala is portrayed wearing sparkling white clothing and a silver crown.
Friday or Sunday
Place his offerings on a clean, white cloth.
Spring water, white candles, white flowers, rice cooked with milk or water but no salt
If you cook for Oxala, omit all spices. Keep food bland, cool, and white: white rice, white bread, sour cream, milk, shredded coconut, and so forth.
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by :Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.