gods and heroes

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'Gods and heroes,' Book 1 of the 'Itan - legends of the golden age' trilogy tells the 1000-year story of the Yoruba people using a blend of traditional myths, well researched history and imagination. It starts with the establishment of the town of Ile-Ife by Oduduwa and the great sacrifice of the heroine Moremi. The ancient gods of Yorubaland, Obatala, Orunmila, Ogun and Olokun all play their part in this magnificent story, as well as the great heroes and heroines of antiquity - Oranmiyan, Sango, Oya, Osun, Oba Esigie of the Benin Empire and Obanta of Ijebuland. The author tells this ancient story in a refreshing and captivating manner, giving us the whole tableau of Yoruba history, myths and legends as a vast and rich panorama seen through the eyes of a single Yoruba family and the Old Woman, the fabled storyteller. Noticed an error in this book? Send a mail to to report it

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