The modern State of Osun was created on August 27, 1991 from part of the old Oyo State. The state's name is derived from the River Osun, the venerated natural spring that is the manifestation of the Yoruba goddess of the same name.
Osun River in Ekiti state-source of origin. ... It is one of the several rivers ascribed in local mythology to have been women who turned into flowing waters after some traumatic event frightened or angered them. It is a sacred and reserved area where dirt and other unlawful activities are not meant to take place.
Ilesha (Ilesa), the largest town and the capital of Ijesha (Ijesa) kingdom in Osun State, Nigeria is on Latitude 7.37°N Longitude 4.43°E at an altitude of 462m above sea level. It is the headquarters of the Aiyedaade local government area.
Oshun is commonly called the river orisha, or goddess, in the Yoruba religion and is typically associated with water, purity, fertility, love, and sensuality. She is considered one of the most powerful of all orishas, and, like other gods, she possesses human attributes such as vanity, jealousy, and spite.
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