Destination. . . Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort
The Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort is one of the tourist attractions that Nigeria could be proud of, particularly because of the history and myth behind it. 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.
Located in the present day Ekiti State, Southwest Nigeria, the people of Ikogosi believe that the water gushing out from the spring has curative and therapeutic powers. Meanwhile, 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, quarreled 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 townspeople on learning about curative powers of the spring, started to worship the spring.
If you are in love with nature and adventure, then this is a place to visit.
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