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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by habeeb500(m): 10:38am On Jan 09
you try sha but you get mind oh

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Shallam: 10:38am On Jan 09
Na wa o. I grew up in that area but I have never visited the place. We truly do not appreciate things closer to us

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by americaninja1: 10:38am On Jan 09
Let me know when the python comes out, eager to see the python.

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by ruffbamreal(m): 10:39am On Jan 09
Incredible.


OP it is called igbó Irunmolẹ not Orunmila.

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by GreatManBee: 10:39am On Jan 09
Bbsharon:
grin

Why do I feel like I know this person, Kachy well-done o grin
Thanks smiley

Thanks smiley
You mean you left Lagos to Ondo state just to inspect this?

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Laeroy(f): 10:39am On Jan 09
Aeroflyer:
Hope you later had some hot steamy sex under those rocks?
Pathetic

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Godsgal(f): 10:41am On Jan 09
wow. I salute ur courage o. cos u have plenty of it to have made such moves.

I only pray its not the mystical Python that drew u back to the place the second time. shocked

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by OlujobaSamuel: 10:41am On Jan 09
Op, i think it's Ògbójú ọdẹ nínú igbó Irúnmalẹ̀ or Irúnmolè not Orúnmìlà.
Nice one,

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by jakandeola(m): 10:42am On Jan 09
Bbsharon:
Last month I paid a return Visit to the mystical forest of Igbo Olodumare, Oke Igbo in Ondo state. I had earlier visited the previous month but got to the site late and could not see beyond certain places as it was evening already. So I made up my mind to go back, which I did.

I had read Fagunwa’s book and though I believe mystical beings exist, I was fascinated to know the village and the forest itself actually still exist. That was for sure something I wanted to explore.

Who reads the great Yoruba novelist Pa Daniel Fagunwa’s book ’’ogboju ode ninu igbo orunmila’’ translated to English by professor Wole Soyinka as "Forest of Daemons" and not marvel at the power of his narratives of folklores that were familiar to people. He breathes life to his characters which gives one’s imaginations a treat to wonder and wander at how creative and enchanting his works were.

His works centered mainly on descriptive narratives of demons, spirits, monsters, gods, magic, witchcrafts, and mysteries. Of interest, it is also worthy of note that his works largely teaches high moral levels and standard of living from the Yoruba perspective.

At the foot of the mountain to climb to the forest is the inscription that says "Oke Langbodo ree" that is this is the mountains called Langbodo.


Read the full and well detailed story on my blog @

https://www.demitalks.com/2019/01/08/my-sojourn-
am proud to be yoruba we are d best in d world

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by mysteryman2014: 10:42am On Jan 09
Robnectar:
So Adekunle Gold and Simi are getting married today codedly. Stingy people that don’t want us to come and eat rice .

Why derail the thread?
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by femi4: 10:42am On Jan 09
Bbsharon:
Last month I paid a return Visit to the mystical forest of Igbo Olodumare, Oke Igbo in Ondo state. I had earlier visited the previous month but got to the site late and could not see beyond certain places as it was evening already. So I made up my mind to go back, which I did.

I had read Fagunwa’s book and though I believe mystical beings exist, I was fascinated to know the village and the forest itself actually still exist. That was for sure something I wanted to explore.

Who reads the great Yoruba novelist Pa Daniel Fagunwa’s book ’’ogboju ode ninu igbo orunmila’’ translated to English by professor Wole Soyinka as "Forest of Daemons" and not marvel at the power of his narratives of folklores that were familiar to people. He breathes life to his characters which gives one’s imaginations a treat to wonder and wander at how creative and enchanting his works were.

His works centered mainly on descriptive narratives of demons, spirits, monsters, gods, magic, witchcrafts, and mysteries. Of interest, it is also worthy of note that his works largely teaches high moral levels and standard of living from the Yoruba perspective.

At the foot of the mountain to climb to the forest is the inscription that says "Oke Langbodo ree" that is this is the mountains called Langbodo.


Read the full and well detailed story on my blog @

https://www.demitalks.com/2019/01/08/my-sojourn-
This girl again....I dey fear you now.....I believe there are many powerful leaves there. Abeg help me pluk Ewé àmúdó

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Temidayo9(m): 10:43am On Jan 09
Nice show case there well done Op. U are beautiful o, u don marry?
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by BabaOwen(m): 10:43am On Jan 09
Igbo olodumare was one of my favorite story book.
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by BabaOwen(m): 10:44am On Jan 09
OlujobaSamuel:
Op, i think it's Ògbójú ọdẹ nínú igbó Irúnmalẹ̀ or Irúnmolè not Orúnmìlà.
Nice one,
you're right
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Thiannah(f): 10:44am On Jan 09
Won't mind reading the book again, the yoruba version of course
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by BabaCommander: 10:45am On Jan 09
So an Igbo man was the Yoruba's Olodumare, right?
Very interesting.
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by dayleke(m): 10:46am On Jan 09
Nice one...
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Niceman4u(m): 10:52am On Jan 09
Very interesting scenes I must say. But how come u got to the road that leads heaven and u did to go heaven from there?

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by 77up(m): 10:53am On Jan 09
Nice one op, More update bae sad
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by naturefellow(m): 10:56am On Jan 09
Nice one. Bravo, girl!
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Funjosh(m): 10:57am On Jan 09
Bbsharon:
Journeying through the mystical forest of Igbo Olodumare was nothing short of fun to me. I was excited to see the characters in Fagunwa’s book in their real settings but unfortunately the place is not properly managed and just one of the characters was duly represented that is Baba Onirungbo, it would have been more fun seeing all but then I learnt a whole lot. I saw uncommon things like a weird bird that flew past me, I could not take a picture as it flew away in a flash.

Below is the statue of "Baba Onirungbo Yeuke" the long bearded man with his flute described in Fagunwa's book as the guard to the mystical forest.


Read the full and well detailed story on my blog @
https://www.demitalks.com/2019/01/08/my-sojourn-
See as you just place your hand on Baba head like that, no let the gods vex o grin
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by onitshaman: 10:58am On Jan 09
These people are the evil afonjas that where driven away from igboland with their evil spirits and they ran to ondo.see that girl,u are kissing evil spirit now, tomorow u fit run mad oo.Afonjas and idol worship.kai!
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by ikorodureporta: 11:00am On Jan 09
D daughter of a babalawo

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Ajixegun: 11:01am On Jan 09
Ok
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by luminouz(m): 11:06am On Jan 09
sparog:
Beautiful



I remember reading D.O. Fagunwa's books when my family newly relocated to the west, it was so interesting and captivating even though I couldn't grasp all the Yoruba words and adages in it.


I'll love to visit that forest one day


Good work @Op and I must confess you look very beautiful cool
Leave her face alone, focus on her story jor undecided

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by kevoh(m): 11:07am On Jan 09
Originality007:
grin grin my favorite books wen i was in pri sch grin grin
I remember this book (the first one) as a kid, my dad had one. Sadly, I couldn't read it as it was in pure Yoruba. Only my listening Yoruba is that good lipsrsealed, the speaking and reading part are not so good. The picture on the cover page used to scare me back then tongue.

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by joshuaakindele7(m): 11:07am On Jan 09
NICE WORK THERE TOURIST!!!!!
Bbsharon:
Then the part of the forest that interest me most was the ‘’Aginju Idakeroro’’ the silent wilderness. It was as described by Fagunwa, no echo, not even the bird chirping nor the forest usual sound.

Before getting here the guide has asked if I really wanted to go down there , in my mind I was like that is why I am here sir. Lol.

There was a part in the silent wilderness where verbal communication is not allowed so we made gestures to each other till we moved out. This part also interestingly looks more like it is rainy season down there whereas out on the mountain experienced was dry harmmattan and leaves.

I would advise Yoruba literary teachers to take their students to go see the myths and mysteries of this forest to help them relate better to Fagunwa’s work and learn more about the Yoruba history. Also tourist that likes to explore, hike mountains and listen to interesting stories too should pay a visit to this place. Go prepared with good hiking boots or foot-wares, long sleeves, face-caps, snack-bag and a water-botle.

Also the Ondo State Government should look into this place and make the road accessible and user friendly for tourist. That way it can become well recognised as a UNESCO tourist site.

Worthy of note also, I passed through the protective "ewe gbese stream" and also saw the road that leads to "isalu orun" which literally means the road that leads to heaven.
Then proceeded to the "ibujoko olowo aye" i.e the seat of the mighty ruler of the earth. Then finally the "ogbun ainisale" the bottomless pit.


You can read up the full and well arranged detailed story on my blog @
https://www.demitalks.com/2019/01/08/my-sojourn-

Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Funjosh(m): 11:09am On Jan 09
Aeroflyer:

Hope you later had some hot steamy sex under those rocks?
You want her to give birth to some mysterious kids Abi tongue

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by sparog(m): 11:12am On Jan 09
luminouz:

Leave her face alone, focus on her story jor undecided

Bros, take am easy ooh

Abi u sef see wetin I dey see


No lie ooh, she's attractive right?

grin
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by DAntivirus: 11:12am On Jan 09
Godsgal:
wow. I salute ur courage o. cos u have plenty of it to have made such moves.

I only pray its not the mystical Python that drew u back to the place the second time. shocked

How come you look so familiar

Do u work in a NOC?

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