Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls

Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls (also known as Olumirin waterfalls) is located in Erin-Ijesha, Osun State. It is a tourist attraction located in Oriade local government area, Osun State, Nigeria. The waterfalls were discovered in 1140 AD by one of the daughters of Oduduwa. However, according to The Nation,"Olumirin waterfall was discovered by hunters in 1140 AD".[1][2] Another source has it that the tourist site was discovered by a woman called Akinla, founder of Erin-Ijesha town and a granddaughter of Oduduwa, during the migration of Ife people to Erin- Ijesa.[3] The name Olumirin was given to the tourist attraction by Akinla, which means (oluwa mirin - another god).

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Tourists at Erin Ijesa (Olumirin) falls, Osun state, Nigeria
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Tourists at Olumirin falls at Erin Ijesha, Osun state

The fall features seven levels, on top of which the village Abake is located. Abake village shared boundary with Ẹfọ̀n-Alààyè in Ekiti State.[1][4][5]

Hikers at Erin-Ijesha WaterFalls

The Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls is a popular excursion point for schools around the neighbourhood.[6] The natives regard the waterfall as a sacred site and a means of purifying their souls. Festivals were formerly celebrated and sacrifices performed at the site.[7]

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  1. ^ a b Okorie Uguru (October 29, 2011). "Olumirin Waterfall Splash of the sublime". The Nation. Archived from the original on February 26, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  2. ^ eribake, akintayo (2015-04-02). "Olumirin waterfalls: Nature's gift to Erin-Ijesha". Vanguard News. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  3. ^ "Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls". Vanguard. Vanguard.
  4. ^ Femi Makinde (December 28, 2014). "Erin-Ijesa Waterfalls: Captivating work of nature". The Punch. Archived from the original on March 10, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Folarin Kolawole (April 29, 2011). "The Mysterious Waters of Olumirin Falls in Erin-Ijesa". Naijatreks. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "REPORTER'S DIARY: Inside the decrepit Erin-Ijesha Waterfall in Osun". PremiumTimesNG. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  7. ^ "Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls is a sanctuary of purity and beauty". Pulse.