You will need a long gold chain, a snail's shell filled with sand, a white hen, a black cat, and a palm nut
Once he had all of these items in a bag, Obatala hung the gold chain from the corner of the sky and began to climb down, down, down.
He finally reached the bottom of the chain. Obatala poured the sand from the shell into the mist below, and released the hen. The hen landed on the sand and immediately began pecking and scratching , scattering the sand into all directions.
The sand soon became vast mountains and valleys.
Obatala planted the palm nut ... and soon stood before an entire palm forest!