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5 myths you will only hear in Nigeria

Nigeria is a country of myths and legends passed down from generations.

Here are a few exciting myths and legends that some Nigerians preserve pricey.

1. Whistling at night invitations demons.

According to Nigerian folktale, whistling at nighttime is inaccurate and could have dire consequences. Legend has it that whistling is an invitation for the spirits. Different tribes have accounts of humans who've whistled and feature in flip been met by way of evil spirits, snakes, occult contributors or even found themselves in peculiar places.

2. Beating a boy with a broom or turning stick.

Some Nigerians believe if you beat a boy with a broom or turning stick (Omorogun) it would shrink the size of his penis. As a remedy, if a boy has been beaten with a broom, he must beat the same man or woman seven times with a broom

3. Someone cross over your legs

If a person walks over your legs it's far believed you'll turn out to be having children who look just like that man or woman. How this happens nobody is aware. Pregnant girls are quick to take their legs out of the manner, when someone tries to pass.

4. Reincarnation

One of the most famous Nigerian delusion is the one instructed approximately the Yorubas, where the dead are predicted to return to their family in the form of a newborn child. Who a baby resembles can be determined by using its resemblance to the elderly.

For instance, a boy that resembles his paternal grandfather can be named Babatunde (‘father returns’). Most abnormal, but, is their perception that if someone dies young, their ghost can go to any other metropolis and live there as though they had been not lifeless, even getting married and having youngsters over there.

5. Sun and rain

This delusion is everybody famous one. People, mainly hunters, believe that if it rains while the solar is out, a lion is giving birth.

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