Okomfo Anokye history is a story filled with stories of the great things that he was able to achieve, some of them being defeating the Denkyera empire and the Akan Doma. It was after the defeat of the Denkyera that the story of okomfo anokye and the golden stool arose. It is believed that the stool fell from the skies and it fell on Okomfo Anokye who later gave it to the Ashanti.
No one knows how this great man looked like because, Okomfo Ankoye pictures are just depictions and not the real images. Okomfo Anokye's death is a thing of mystery as it is not known where he died though some think it’s in Akwapim. Okomfo Anokye's statue can be found in Kumasi. In addition to the statute, the Okomfo Anokye shrine was also constructed to honor the legend. Here are some of the okomfo anokye miracles that you should know about.
He saved a festival
How would anyone feel when their most awaited festival is ruined? It is believed that one of Okomfo Anokye's miracles was that he saved a festival by; get this, stopping rain from falling during a festival. He ordered the rain to halt and it adhered to him.
He drained a stream
It is believed that Suben stream was brought to life by Okomfo Anokye. It’s rumored that it was the Agyempansu stream that was drained.
He performed a miracle on a plantain
It is rumored that okomfo anokye in a single showing, he cooked, planted, grew and harvested a plantain. It is believed that he did this in front of an audience.
He helped teleport his parents
One night when he accompanied his parents to the farm, it started raining. it is rumored that Okomfo Anokye briefly entered the forest and came back a while later having collected some leaves. He gave his parents the leaves and instructed them to shut their eyes. When they finally open their eyes they miraculously find themselves in their house.
He could walk through rain without getting wet
Well, wasn’t he a man of wonders. How often do you get rained on even with an umbrella? Well, Okomfo Anokye walked without an umbrella and I guess the rain was afraid of him. But well, he did not get rained on, not even once.
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He grew a palm tree in less than a day
It’s rumored that Okomfo Anokye at one time disposed remnants of palm wine on the floor and immediately gave birth to a palm tree. He would climb the tree thus leaving some of his feet imprints on it. The oil-palm tree is believed to still be in existence. It is harvested yearly and its fruits are shared among the seven adadifo and the towns’ chief.
He curved the Oware game board all by himself using his two hands.
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How many people can do this? NONE, is the answer. But he did it with his bare hands. Okomfo Anokye was a man of miracles. The game is still seen in Ghana.
He bashed eggs on stone and they did not break
Guess what, it was not just any type of eggs, they were RAW! If all that he did was not enough, well he did this too!
He produced holy water for the seven Adadifo
It is believed that on a special rock, he would perform an invocation that would result to water coming out of the rock. If the water failed to flow, it was a sign of bad omen and a purification ceremony would have to be performed.
He produced palm wine for his people in case of shortage.
It is rumored that Okomfo Anokye would help people get more palm wine by climbing a palm tree and making palm wine flow through one of the branches of the palm tree.
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