The Da is great Rainbow Serpent of West Africa. Da is both male and female and the rainbow in the sky. The blue is Da’s masculine head and the red is Da’s feminine tail. Da created the world with the god Mawu held in the mouth. The movements of Da shaped the universe and made the currents of the ocean. Excrement left behind became the mountains. Da now rests under the Earth supporting the four pillars of cardinal directions that support the Earth itself. A Haiti version of Da is known as Dambhalla. Da is closely link in with the land, weather, society and fertility.