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The Sacred Fish River In Nigeria, If You Kill Any Of The Fish, Such Person Will Die In Poverty

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There is a sacred river in Erinjiyan-Ekiti, with lots of sacred fish that must never be killed or eaten. It is forbidden for anyone to attempt catching the fish for consumption because there is a legend in the town – that the fish will never get done however long it is cooked on fire.



There is a myth in Erinjiyan-Ekiti, that the river was actually a woman who in the olden days turned into the sacred river, with the colony of fish in the ancient river being her children. Killing the fish is forbidden, and it is said that whoever manages to kill any of the fish would die in poverty. The reputation of the Erin Ayonigba sacred river precedes, and tourists want to see the river and the sacred fish swimming freely in it.

You might want to pay a visit.