Now, who is Princess Ewatomi, whom history records as being buried alive and how? if she was indeed a princess, how could her father, the king permit such atrocity? Princess Ewatomi's story is one emanating from an inevitable consequence of history and not an accident of history. The history of the Oroki kingdom will surely not be complete without recollecting the very important role of princess Ewatomi, she was a very beautiful woman, from the royal family, a heroine with great attributes, her story is that of selfless commitment and sacrifice to the course and survival of the her kingdom.
According to historical records, a war was imminent between the Tapa kingdom and the Oroki's. Nowhere was safe in Oroki land anymore. The farmlands were already cordoned off by the enemies and the streams poisoned so that anyone that drank from them would die. The Orokis feared imminent death from starvation and lack of water. When oracle was consulted, it proclaimed that a reversal of their misfortune and victory in the war could only come when the princess, the only daughter of the king is buried alive.
Princess Ewatomi was the only beloved daughter of King Adekun, the Oba of Oroki kingdom. when he was informed of the only solution to forestall the destruction of his homeland by the Oracle through some eunuch in his palace, he was crushed and heartbroken and sheded tears. He earnestly wished there was an alternative. For days, he could not eat nor drink. The princess noticed how downcast her father was and asked to know the reason behind his sadness. Instead of opening up, he held off telling her the story for seven days, but on the eight, he relented and told her the words of the Oracle.
Princess Ewatomi did not object, she did not fight. She went voluntarily on that day to the bank of River, where she was buried alive. It was a sad resolution but the Oroki people hailed her for her heroism. after the sacrifice, the story went on that as the Tapa armies advanced to swoop, they saw the whole town in FLAMES and retreated feeling that there was no need taking war to a place already on fire; but it was the blood of Ewatomi that deceived them.
Observance of the role the Princess played in averting disaster in Oroki land still represents an important historical event in the life of the Oroki people. Today, so many people in Oroki kingdom bear the name Ewatomii in honor of the princess.
The sacrifice was a costly one, very expensive indeed, it however made peace reign again in Oroki land. Till today, the late Princess Ewatomi who was sacrificed so that the Oroki might live remains the unifying factor in Oroki land.
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