Thursday, June 30, 2011
Statue of Oduduwa
Oduduwa is the progenitor of the Yoruba race and is the first ruler of the Ife Kingdom. A myth surrounds the chain around his waist and the cockerel at his feet. It is said that Oduduwa descended from heaven in the beginning of creation and finding the earth filled with water poured some sand that was spread around by the cock. He later planted a palm nut which grew into the first tree and from thence began civilisation.