Ozoro People

Ozoro People

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Oral tradition has it that our great ancestor and founding father, Opute whose mythology depicts that of a great warrior and his wife Ozoro, migrated from Ancient Benin. Mythology woven into our oral tradition has it that Opute the son of Ethi, had the same grandfather, Oba Ozolua with Ogwaran. Opute and Ogwaran were of the same father but different mother.

Their mothers had a quarrel in the market place that resulted into a fight. Opute mistakenly shot an arrow which blinded Ogwaran’s mother. Opute feared the wrath and anger of Ogwaran; a giant with a legendry strength. Before Ogwaran returned from his war campaign, Opute fled Benin kingdom with his wife Ozoro, his brothers from the same mother namely: Esume Osumiri, Ozormo and Etimi, and a retinue of followers. 

Opute left the shores of Benin around the 11th century  armed with a plethora of magical power for victory in warfare and success in life endeavors.