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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by luminouz(m): 11:13am On Jan 09
sparog:


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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Blackfire(m): 11:15am On Jan 09
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I am not joking.



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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by sparog(m): 11:16am On Jan 09
luminouz:

She is taken,by me!!! tongue

Lolz

I don hear you

My own is that she's sha beautiful grin
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by aku626(m): 11:21am On Jan 09
this is one of the best post on Nairaland

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Ecstasy9(m): 11:22am On Jan 09
This lady no dey scared o
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by TheStarsAlign: 11:23am On Jan 09
Originality007:
grin grin my favorite books wen i was in pri sch grin grin

Nice, are you aware if it is available on any online bookstore. Also, did you read the Palm Wine Drinkard - Amos Tutuola
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by alfredilly: 11:28am On Jan 09
D.O Fagunwa. His book predated the emergence of literary icon in Nigeria. Wole Soyinka and other read him as school pupils. His style, though in Yoruba, is similar to legendary epic book such as Harry Porter, Odesius, and Lord of the rings that has found way to movies. The source of his inspiration and power of imagination still remain a mystery to many.

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Dammyzeal007(m): 11:29am On Jan 09
Originality007:
grin grin my favorite books wen i was in pri sch grin grin
..plz who has the English version of the book PDF

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by darrytoz(m): 11:30am 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-
nice passion u have got ......can we relate am also into something of such 07064404128 WhatsApp
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Psalmologi(m): 11:30am On Jan 09
I love your spirit, you will make a very good researcher. It's been a while I read the two books, Soyinka and Fagunwa's respective version but this sojourn of your is bringing back those memories in a speed of light. You only live once, explore while you still have the vibe. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by TheAlchemist: 11:50am On Jan 09
thanks for sharing your experience you truly must have a brave heart. I am too superstitious to try such an adventure.

A youtube video contrasting your day and night experience at this mystical forest igbo olodumare would be frighteningly epic.
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by bunlizlaw(f): 11:52am 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-
You are brave
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by PatryG: 11:55am On Jan 09
Great efforts sister. I read the book in my primary and secondary schools. I presently have a copy I bought for my kids while I read the book again and again. I never knew the Igbo Olodunmare is in reality. I'll visit whenever I'm in the country. I envisioned adapting the books into adventure movie with great special effects that rival works like Lord of the Ring, Merlin etc.
Great works sister, thanks.
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by docadams: 11:58am On Jan 09
ruffbamreal:
Incredible.


OP it is called igbó Irunmolẹ not Orunmila.

Thanks. You just cured my curiosity. That is what I knew it to be.

@OP, may Olodumare bless you with 8 fruits of the womb for this memory recall of what one read in the 70's.. Memory of it has waned greatly but I can still remember the difficulty I had in sleeping after reading it Who could have imagined that the place actually existed.

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by shekauvsbuhari: 12:00pm On Jan 09
AgbariOjukwu1:






Lol, I always enjoy reading stupid comments made by Flat-heads.
skull miner. I asked a simple question. Why is even the idol's place named Igbo olodumare. Have the buy- buy Igbos bought your idol and god?
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by BabaCommander: 12:03pm On Jan 09
onitshaman:
foolish afonja wrong! who tell u say Ur juju olodu na igboman? saint Paul was an igboman okay,Afonjas came from sodom and gomoera.their fore papars are the worshippers of Baal.that is where they got Baale from.ha ha ha!
Hey, don't let it get on your nerves. I only asked a question because I wanted to know the history and myth behind the name.
It's clear you don't know it right so please, get off my mention.
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by deebrain(m): 12:05pm On Jan 09
Good work
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Ayoslimzy(m): 12:10pm On Jan 09
Atlas one reasonable post on NL
@OP you made my day
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by AgbariOjukwu1: 12:12pm On Jan 09
shekauvsbuhari:
skull miner. I asked a simple question. Why is even the idol's place named Igbo olodumare. Have the buy- buy Igbos bought your idol and god?


Go and ask Shuku Obuko malu that question.

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by shekauvsbuhari: 12:24pm On Jan 09
AgbariOjukwu1:



Go and ask Shuku Obuko malu that question.
I was expecting comment from a yoruba or anybody that knows the answer, not trashy comment.

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Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by toby2(m): 12:24pm 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-
pls can you send me the soft copy of the books? i have been looking for it everywhere online
tobinco55@yahoo.com
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by shekauvsbuhari: 12:27pm On Jan 09
Ayoslimzy:

You are so dumb
cause I called U a skull miner? U shud be proud of ur culture na. Anyway do U know de answer?
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Jackossky(m): 12:27pm On Jan 09
I think I like the way you write. Kudos
Re: My Sujourn Through The Mystical Forest Of Igbo Olodumare...ondo State. by Jabioro: 12:37pm On Jan 09
I love this girl...how do l get in touch with her ...adveture in your pot will make sense die!..

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