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In Yoruba mythology, Oba was a river-goddess (Orisha), and one of the wives of Shango. She offered Shango her ear to eat, and he scorned her. Grieving, she became the Oba river[?] which intersects with the Oschun river[?] (Oschun was another wife of Shango) at turbulent rapids, a symbol of the rivalry between the two wives.

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