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Osun-Osogbo Grove
Osun-Osogbo Grove

Osun-Osogbo Grove

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About Osun-Osogbo Grove Osun-Osogbo Grove is notable as a grove in the honor of the fertility goddess Osun. The Osun-Osogbo grove is a sacred forest boasting of shrines, sculptures and art works in the honor of the goddess of fertility Osun. Security/Safety of Osun-Osogbo Grove This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Osun-Osogbo Grove, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Face cap or hat. Mosquito repellant. Things to do while at Osun-Osogbo Grove You get to try these at Osun-Osogbo Grove: See the various sculptures. Take pictures. Best Features It is a place that preserves relics of times past of our fore fathers. Most common visitors Tourists, Photographers, Curators can be seen here. Osun-Osogbo grove where old gods come alive in modern times- Hassan, a writer.

Oranmiyan Staff
Oranmiyan Staff

Oranmiyan Staff

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Osun

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About Oranmiyan Staff Opa Oranmiyan (in Yoruba). A popular tourist site. This 5.27 metre-high object is believed to be the staff used by Oranmiyan and to be the marking spot of his grave. Oranmiyan was the sixth King of Ife, the last son of Oduduwa, and the forerunner of the Yoruba race.  Security/Safety of Oranmiyan Staff This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Oranmiyan Staff, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Cash to purchase local snacks from local vendors around. Best Features This Staff is of historic and cultural importance as it is believed to be the felled sword-turned-staff of the warrior Oranmiyan, the youngest son of the great Oduduwa and the sixth Ooni of Ife. Writer's Review It plays a socio-political role as it is consulted for the succession of new Ooni of Ife monarchs and the new monarch receives his staff of office from the grove. A popular tourist site, it is open to locals and foreigners alike for viewing. Opa Oranmiyan symbolizes the essence of Ile Ife as the traditional source of the Yoruba people because Oranmiyan is a descendant of Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba race - Lawrence Omidiora, an Ife indigene acting as a guide on the tour of the shrine

Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove
Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove

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History of Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove was documented. Considered the last remnant of a wide spread Yoruba tradition of establishing sacred groves in honor of Yoruba deities, the grove is a dense forest, dotted with art works, sculptures, sanctuaries and shrines honoring the goddess Osun and some other deities. Security/Safety of Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Hiking gear Best Features This grove is one of many that dotted the Yoruba southwest of Nigeria. Human encroachment and culture erosion leaves the Osun Osogbo Grove as the only one standing. It is of considerable size, estimated at 75 hectares. It straddles the Osun river, and has various shrines and sculptures. Writer's Review The grove receives numerous visitors yearly, and there are various festivals and rituals taking place all year round at the grove.