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Read The Myth Of The Ikogosi Warm Spring Of Ekiti State Nigeria

Come Explore The Myth Of The Ikogosi Warm Springs In Ekiti State

Ikogosi warm spring is located in  Ikogosi-Ekiti town of Ekiti State Nigeria. Mysterious about the Ikogosi Warm Spring is the fact that, flowing side by side the warm spring, is a cold spring

 

The warm and cold springs of Ikogosi originate from close proximity, come to a meeting point. It flows onward together with each spring retaining its thermal identity.

 

Read The Myth Of The Ikogosi Warm Spring Of Ekiti State Nigeria

Photo: Explore The World With Esther Adedoyin

 

The warm spring has a temperature of up to 70oC at the source and 37oC after meeting the cold spring.

 

Read The Myth Of The Ikogosi Warm Spring Of Ekiti State Nigeria

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There are a few legends surrounding the origin and discovery of the Warm Spring. These stories have been passed down generations for centuries.

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One myth says that the warm and cold springs were the two wives of a great hunter. 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 legend 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. The townspeople on learning about curative powers of the spring started to worship it.

 

This tourist centre has a spectacular waterfall where warm and cold water flow side by side.

Read The Myth Of The Ikogosi Warm Spring Of Ekiti State Nigeria

Photo: Tosin Olaniyi

Ikogosi also has a well-designed trail that leads to the meeting point of cold and warm water which is guaranteed to amaze visitors.

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Furthermore, the tourist attraction which is the pride of people of Ekiti State has lodging facilities for tourists.

 

So when the Federal Government lifts the ban on Interstate-travels due to COVID-19 it would’nt be a bad idea to visit this beautiful tourist centre.

 

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