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IKOGOSI – A WARM AND COLD SPRING

It is really great and wholesome to experience great and fascinating natural attractions in Africa which draws people all over the world prior to magnificent waterfalls, unique wildlife, mountainous landscapes and a host of others.
In Nigeria, there are a number of tourist sites which continue to attract tourists all year round. In Lagos State, you have the Whispering Palms and the La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort. In Enugu State, there is the Lake Nike Holiday Resort and in Cross Rivers state, you have the popular Obudu cattle ranch, among others. Although, some of these resorts are privately owned, some others are state-owned.
Let me take you through a little about this fascinating Myth that Africans and Nigerians are prod of. Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort located in Ekiti West Local Governement Area, Ekiti state. It is surrounded by lush greenery is a preferred rendezvous for fun-seekers in Ekiti. The mysterious thing about this resort is the fact that there is a rock from which flows, side by side, warm and cold waters both of which arrive at a meeting point.
There are a few legends surrounding the origin and discovery of the Warm Spring and have been passed down generations for centuries. According to one of such myths, the warm and cold springs were the two wives of a great hunter, who, constantly, quarrelled with each other. One of his wives was said to be temperamental while the other was a quiet woman. One day, the two wives had a fight and after being rebuked by their husband, the temperamental wife changed to the warm spring while the quiet one turned to the cold spring.
Another myth has it that a powerful hunter, while hunting for animals in the forest, first found the warm spring. After the discovery, he went to town with the story and the towns people on learning about curative powers of the spring, started to worship the spring. The people of Ikogosi also believe that the water gushing out from the spring has curative and therapeutic powers.
Africans remains a blessed continent. You need to visit this place and have a look at this fascinating myth.

DATE: Wed. 15th Jun. 2016 8:44pm
BY: ADEBAYO NATHANIEL

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