The 10 Most Bizarre Nigerian Myths
Apart from the Nollywood, is the only good news of the above, what comes to Nigeria, lets face it, who think corruption, kidnappings, poverty and Nollywood for most people. Many people do not know about that though, superstitions, myths and legends to do with the country.
10. The beautiful plaits
Folklore story is told in the Nigerian boarding schools, now most schools in Nigeria, girls top / cornrows to take note that you must have their hair. As the story goes like this;
In this school, some time ago, let there hair the best, always beautifully made and very clean which was a girl, but when that made her hair, answered the girl and a friends say he was shy and quiet until you ask her, well and dropped the subject. Until one night, got one of his two roommates and let out a scream, her head was there, plaiting her head.
9. The devils’ music
Have you ever found yourself unhappy with beware of just randomly do not do dance, but, you dance well, and try to remember where you put your shoes. One of the lesser known stories, devils' music is like.
If you scatter your shoes at night before going to bed, when you wake up, your shoes will have your bed, you put on these shoes, you can find yourself on fire Dancing. Get your dancing shoes demonic powers in no way to know is to remember honestly, you should try everything you have worked for and where the night before.
8. Bush Babies
No matter how strong or brave you are, the noise jump to the night, the sound of a crying baby, but before you run to help him, that it's not a bush baby ensuring especially.
Bush Baby boarding school students to stay indoors at night minding his business and used to scare a myth.
The story goes like this, on a calm night, with the wind at a minimum, when your almost at that point of sweet sleep, you will hear crying from outside. It will sound like a baby or a toddler crying, sometimes the kid will be calling for help, now you being the good Samaritan goes outside to help the little one, just as you reach the kid, he looks up at you with red eyes and a mouth full of razor sharp teeth, you will never be seen again.
Some say, while others say they kill you drag them down to hell and eat there.
The moral of this story? Do stay in bed and do their work.
Jinn, an Islamic background, the majority of Muslims in the boarding school is the most popular fact makes them any less scary.
No do not see how, but it is very small and sometimes insurmountable are agreed, but one thing is sure that means killing machines, you or his family step children and make sure you put water on them as special, and that you would not know because you did anything, they can not visit. It is believed that their anthills, and the kind of warning that you should not destroy an anthill.
6. Pregnant women
When it comes to women in most cultures and tribes have their own rules and beliefs. Nigeria is no different.
In some cultures, the Ijaw and the Yorubas, a pregnant woman because she is not allowed to be an excuse sure it will look like when the baby is born an excuse. Even in some places, when a pregnant woman is sitting with her legs out, you should not cross his legs, and why? Kids can look like you or misfortune will follow the child.
5. Whistling at night
Some people, whistling, singing and just enjoy the music without making it perfect for those who are your lips, can sing.
In some parts of Nigeria, you must not whistle at night because you die, you will return to the whistle and wake it only withdrew its not a matter of the question, their graves, they you will take. A belief that you will be calling for your snake, no you will not be able to control them.
4. Inedible fish
Which is said to be cursed a river in the state of Kogi, and if you catch a fish there, no how to cook it, it will always remain raw. Plus if you are injured by a fish bone in a river will not heal the injury.
3. Madam koi koi (the woman in red)
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All of Madame Koi Koi called for boarding school students is the most popular story.
A similar version of the Madame Koi koi. A long time ago, from head to toe, color was a teacher who was red love is all I ever wore, he was a wicked woman who had a son.
Now, he taught a day was enough for him to take his son, who beat children, they save my son, rush and struggle at the point of death, the one leg of her shoes, Lost outraged by what had happened, those who vowed to avenge the killing of her son. To this day she walks the earth, looking for her son lost shoe. Night can enter the rooms, and unless you've never heard of Koi Koi Koi, the voice of the telltale, you can immediately hear Close your eyes and the sound of his heel again do not open them. Until? Well, all that death awaits.
2. Mammy water
It is a sea goddess who is a lovely and beautiful being, a woman, a mermaid, half human and half fish, which is described as short.
Although the little mermaid, this goddess, and it's true there is a DOE-eyed princess in love back to its watery kingdom for her and her sisters to serve as a simple slave until he but to go out.
A belief that if you find a hair brush from the beach at night and swim away in return and return asking for leave to comb back in your dreams, you pick up the brush, she it would appear that any amount of money that you want. No sex, where would you put it?
With all these, he is respected by his original cultures
1. Witches, Wizards and Witchcraft
Unlike Harry Potter, suspected of witchcraft is for a small payment they will be hit the most likely course, can be said to kill others.
A lot of Nigeria witches, how to ruin the lives of others held every night meeting, and when they are done with the meetings of the night he took some bad deeds, fly around for a while. , who murdered and who plans to steal the properties. Of course, he said, your photos, or any missing features, that carried it away to sacrifice a witch.
The most popular ways people have of you can be a citizen of the night, as long as your food, especially eggs, meat and sweets in your dreams, no matter what, to eat Hey, you're going to start. Most people believe that only God can avoid them, and others? I believe that is the only way to help them protect yourself on your own coven.