The Igbo towns that don’t kill pythons

It is forbidden to kill pythons or “eke” in the towns in Idemmili North Local Government Area and Idemmili South Local Government Area, Anambra State, Igbo Land, Nigeria.

This is due to the fact that pythons are traditionally considered to be sacred in those areas. 

If you kill a python in Idemmili, you will be required to organize a proper funeral for it. That means hiring canopies, cooking food and serving drinks for guests among other things.

So, even if you like snake meat, don’t hunt pythons in Idemmili.

Author: Prince Charles Offokaja

Prince Charles Oforkaja is an Igbo Prince ,Equianoist, Zikist, journalist, blogger,writer,voiceover actor, who loves promoting Igbo culture, celebrating Igbo achievement and exposing hidden Igbo history. You can contact me at +234 0810 0606 316 or +234 0909 8846 085