Benin. The Natural World. What‘s Happening?. Geographical Location of Benin (Where is it?) The Natural World of Benin (as seen through Benin Art) Animals of Benin Symbolic Functional Conclusion . Where is Benin?.
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The Natural World
Located almost wholly within what is now Nigeria, the Benin Kingdom at its peak stretched from Lagos in the west, along the coast of Nigeria to the River Niger in the east and area that equates to about a fifth of Nigeria's current geographic area.
Land size~ 810km2
Benin is in southern Nigeria, which is equatorial.
There are jungles, which will explain the presence of many animals, such as leopards
The snake is at home both in the realm of the waters (Olokun) and the Land (Oba), and is thus a symbol of a bridge between them.
Oba Ohen had mudfish for his legs to cover a deformity when his legs were paralysed at age of 25.
The head of the crocodile is the source of wisdom and organizational talent
As King Esegie and his warriors were going to battle, they heard the "bird of prophecy," whose cry signals disaster. The king was not afraid and ordered the bird to be killed and his army went on to a great victory.