Nada was the queen of the city where man began.
According to an African myth passed down orally from generation to generation, Nada was the queen of the city where man began. Dream of the the Endless took her, a mortal, as his lover, even though it was forbidden for one of his kind to do so. The myth relates that, when the sun saw what they had done, it melted Nada's city of glass with a great fireball. Seeing what their relationship had caused, but at a loss for a way to end it, Nada committed suicide.
Compelled to make amends, Dream freed her from Hell. He apologized to her, and though he again offers himself, she chooses not to stay with him. He tells her that she will always be welcome in the Dreaming in any form that she chooses, and has her reincarnated as an infant on Earth.
Behind the Scenes
Nada's name is likely a reference to the novel Nada the Lily by H. Rider Haggard, which tells a tragic love story set during the rule of the Zulu king Chaka.