Osere Igbo, which according to our studies means ‘Obatala the Sun King and Son of Igbo’.
According to Euba, Ifa says that Obatala was the incarnation of the First Son of God, whose
other name was Ela. Ifa says that Igbo is the name of the God whose might destroyed Atlantis.
Accordingly, the Yoruba name for ‘Almighty God’ is Olodumare. 30
The discovery that Khem who founded Egypt, was the same West African god who
founded Igbo Ukwu and related civilizations of ancient Nigeria, meant that mythological Egypt
ruled by the gods was located in ancient Nigeria, and that the Nubian hero, Menes, who founded
latter-day Egypt in North Africa might have been a Nigerian.
According to Euba’s reading of Ifa, the Almighty Olodumare was the God who fought
the great cosmic war between Good and Evil, a war which Ifa calls “the Great Igbo Battle”, as a
result of which the word Igbo became an awe-inspiring word which strikes fear and trepidation
whenever it is spoken. This God is the same entity whom Thoth claims in The Emerald Tablet
was the Great God who sank Atlantis for their sins against humanity. Thoth was a servant of this
God. And it was this God that commanded Thoth to leave Atlantis and go and take refuge in the
land of Khem in order to escape being drowned by the Deluge. The Igbo call this God Chukwu.
Thoth says in The Emerald Tablet that this God lives under the earth in a place called Amenti or
the Duat. Thus Thoth’s claim in The Emerald Tablet that while in the Land of Khem he (Thoth)
“blasted then a path to Amenti” can be understood as a reference to the Long Juju of Arochukwu
– a cave route to the underground residence of the god whom the Aro call Ukpabi or Chukwu
(Almighty God). They call this underground residence Ubini Ukpabi, which translates as
‘Tomb Palace of God’ - (Obi ini Ukpabi) – an underground route which was instrumental
30 See Titi Euba, index 3 above.