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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Never Provoke Your Wife to Turn Into a Lion African Folktale Story

Women are dangerous creatures.


African folktale story, never provoke your wife to turn into a lion teaches women are dangerous creatures when provoked.


Never Provoke Your Wife to Turn Into a Lion African Folktale Story


 As the elders say, Oga was travelling in company with her husband Yinka while carrying their child on her back. They traveled a long time on their journey, when a herd of gazelles suddenly appeared.

Yinka said to his wife, "I am hungry; and as I know you can turn yourself into a Lion, do so now, and catch us a wild gazelle, that we may eat!"

Oga answered, "You will be afraid when I turn myself into a lion husband."

African folktale story, never provoke your wife to turn into a lion teaches women are dangerous creatures when provoked.
Women are dangerous creatures
"No, no," said the Yinka; "I am afraid of dying of hunger, but not of you a simple woman!"

Oga sat down their child and quite suddenly, her hair began to appear at the back of her neck, her nails turned into claws, and her face into features of a lion.

Yinka, alarmed at the change of his wife, climbed a tree close by as Oga glared at him and before his eyes, a perfect lion formed and rushed into the plain. It bounded and crept among the bushes towards the wild gazelles, and springing on one of them, it fell, and was killed.

Oga then came back to where her husband was and he yelled from the top of the tree, "Enough, enough! Do not hurt me! Return to your woman’s shape!"

Oga looked at him repulsively and growled.

"I'll remain here till I die," said Yinka, "if you don't become a woman again!"

The mane and tail then began to disappear, the claws turned back into nails as the lion tuned back into a woman.


Yinka hesitantly climbed down from the tree and began eating the gazelle, but never again demanded his wife to turn into a lion.

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