Okomfo Anokye is a popular name in the history books of Ghana due to the many historical and miraculous things he is believed to have done for the Ashanti kingdom. According to Ashanti’s traditional history, Okomfo Anokye played a crucial role in making Ashanti the most powerful kingdom in the 1700 and 1800 by providing spiritual guidance and directions for the kingdom.
Here are some of the big miracles performed by the celebrated priest.
Okomfo Anokye is believed to have moulded a traditional oware game board out of a rock using his bare hands. The game board can still be seen at Awukugua today.
The Golden Stool
The Golden stool which serves as the official symbol of the Asante kingdom and seat of the Asantehene was believed to have been charmed from the skies by the revered priest during the formation of the kingdom of Ashanti.
Walkthrough rain without getting wet
Those who had the opportunity to live close to Okomfo Anokye and see him daily claim he could walk through rainfall without getting wet or beaten by the rain.
Commanded Rain to stop falling
Okomfo Anokye’s wonders knew no boundaries as he once commanded rain to stop during a festival to the utmost surprise of the crowd.
Okomfo Anokye could teleport from one place to another within the split of seconds. Oral history had it that when he was a young boy, he once teleported his parents from the farm to their home when it began raining in the evening while they were still at the farm.
The revered priest planted a plantain in front of a large crowd, made it grew that same day and then harvested and cooked it in front of the crowd.
Planted a sword
He planted a sword at a spot, made some incantations and vowed that nobody could ever remove the sword from the ground. Till today, the sword is firmly stuck in the ground with several attempts to remove it proven futile. The site of the sword is a tourist attraction today.
The Magical Palm tree
In Awukugua, Okomfo Anokye poured a dreg of palm wine onto the ground, and immediately a palm-tree grew at the spot. The palm tree still stands today in the town of Awukugua, its fruit is harvested annually and shared among the seven traditional stools holders of the area.