Edda people

The people of Eddaland, known as the Eddics, are often mistaken to be a sub-group of the Igbo people in south-eastern Nigeria.[1] The land and people of Eddaland have been constitutionally designated the present day Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. In effect Eddish people are forced to identify very differently from their true heritage as Eddics.

Outside Africa, Edda is considered mythical, and relates to ancient Nordic Vikings folklores. While there is today no very detailed anthropological linkage of Edda in today’s Nigeria Ebonyi to Nordic Europe, Eddish people there have very striking pagan religious practices that mirror ancient Viking culture. These traditions have been dying out since colonial times due to colonialist introduction of Christianity and wider integration of Eddics into the local culture of the more dominant Igbo ethnic group. Prominent Philanthropist and Merchants of the Edda Kingdom includes HIGH CHIEF AGAMA NNACHI, ETC


  1. ^ Olson, James Stuart (1996). The Peoples of Africa: An Ethnohistorical Dictionary. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 234. ISBN 978-0313279188.