Idu was the native mythological name for the old Benin empire. This empire was portrayed as being at the end of the world in most of the traditional stories told in Ibuza to the young and old alike on the golden moonlit nights that were one of the bounties nature bestowed upon the people of this area. To get to Idu, it was believed you would have to pass seven lands and swim or row your canoe through seven seas. It was a long way to go to Idu. Idu was said to be situated at that point where the blue sky touched the carth, scaling it up in a neat compact. The people of Idu were the last humans you would see before you came to the end of the world.