A Nairalander with the monika MrCliff has announced that in a certain village, Umuokani in Ohaji Egbema, Imo, Igbo Land, Nigeria, mothers leave visiting pythons to babysit their babies while they go to market or the farm. Is this true? See what MrCliff wrote after the cut…
Ndewo nu, ndi b’anyi. We saw this post on Nairaland, about the place of the Python in Igbo cosmology by OruExpress and thought you should see it. Read after the cut:
I just read that Igalaland uses the 4 native Igbo calendar days of Eke, Oye, Afor and Nkwo which are Eke, Ede, Afor and Ukwor in Igala land.
It is forbidden to kill pythons or “eke” in the towns in Idemmili North Local Government Area and Idemmili South Local Government Area, Anambra State, Igbo Land, Nigeria. This is due to the fact that pythons are traditionally considered to be sacred in those areas. If you kill a python in Idemmili, you will be… Continue reading The Igbo towns that don’t kill pythons