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"The #Dahomey #Amazons are the only documented all-female official front-line combat arms military unit in modern history. Tough, uber-intense asskicking women single-mindedly devoted to hardening themselves into ruthless instruments of battlefield destruction, these machete-wielding, musket-slinging lady terminators were rightly-feared throughout Western #Africa for over 250 years, not only for their fanatical devotion to battle, but for their utter refusal to back down or retreat from any fight unless expressly ordered to do so by their king." #DahomeyAmazons

Now y'all know I am all about strong fearless women!!
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@Regrann from @blackculture - Good Read: The #DahomeyAmazons are the only documented all-female official front-line combat arms military unit in modern history. Tough, uber-intense ass kicking women single-mindedly devoted to hardening themselves into ruthless instruments of battlefield destruction, these machete-wielding, musket-slinging lady terminators were rightly-feared throughout Western Africa for over250 years, not only for their fanatical devotion to battle, but for their utter refusal to back down or retreat from any fight unless expressly ordered to do so by their king. If you were some poor conscript douchebag militia soldier hanging out around your barracks and you saw these scary-as-%*!% kill-chicks suddenly start charging out of the woods in your direction, screaming their war chants with their muskets barking fire and their signature double-edged two-foot-long machetes brandished threateningly over their heads, you had one fleeting moment to overcome your crippling panic and defend yourself. Because if you failed to kill them – and I mean if you failed to kill every single last %@ki#* one of them, some murderous woman was going to club you unconscious with a musket butt.

Created around 1645 by the Dahomey King Ada Honzoo, the Amazons weren't initially designed to serve as frontal assault shock troops sent in to crush the enemy's spirits in a frenzied wave of bloodlusted fury. Instead, they started out as a small team of women who specialized in bringing down elephants, and who would go out on organized, efficient pachyderm hunts while the men were out fighting in wars. Eventually, possibly due to a lack of manpower or possibly because of their ruthless efficiency, Ada Honzoo promoted them to his personal bodyguard unit, expanding the unit to 800 women warriors with spears, bows, and war clubs, which in turn grew in size to an elite military unit of over 4,000 warriors. As a shout-out to their roots the Amazons chose to honor their heritage by naming their first battalion the Elephant Destroyers.
Go to badassoftheweek.com/dahomey to read more. #Regra

Dahomey's Women Warriors. For over 200-years, these women soldiers fought to expand their Western African homeland.
Word in the village is that they used to bump Boosie Badazz before going to war haha.
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Feeling my natural Warriorship; standing on behalf of those sacred daughters, destined to achieve the next rite of their priesthood. T'ache #DahomeyAmazons #TheMightyTchamba #Basu #RiteOn @nzocalifa. Learn more:
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The poster for @theblacksparta is OUT! 🔥🏹⚔️ "In the territory of Benin, then known as Dahomey, a small group of female African warriors with spears, and machetes fought the French with its top-of-the-line weaponry in a bloody battle for the freedom of their country at the height of the transatlantic slave trade! "

An official mainstage selection of the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival performing August 4th and 5th in North Carolina. NYC performances begin in July (TBC). ❤️✨ #blacksparta #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic #dahomeywarriors #dahomeyamazons #layongray #vongai #actorslife #nationalblacktheatrefestival #marvtastic

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The Dahomey kingdoms female branch of soldiers referred to as 'kings wives' or 'our mothers' aka Amazons. they were from Benin area of Africa and were fierce. The book about their kingdom is called Amazons of Black Sparta by Stanley Bernard Alpern. The movie #wonderwoman was based on the Amazons but was definitely a false representation. Wonder Woman as well as super man would be black. Alsooooo... I know you see that Beh on her name! Beh/Bey/Bei/Bay #blacksparta #amazons #USA #history #herstory #Bey #moor #mur #murr #africa #culturalappropriation #dahomeyamazons #wonderwoman #hiiigherself

The poster for @theblacksparta is OUT! 🔥🏹⚔️ "In the territory of Benin, then known as Dahomey, a small group of female African warriors with spears, and machetes fought the French with its top-of-the-line weaponry in a bloody battle for the freedom of their country at the height of the transatlantic slave trade! "

An official mainstage selection of the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival performing August 4th and 5th in North Carolina. NYC performances begin in July (TBC). ❤️✨ #blacksparta #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic #dahomeywarriors #dahomeyamazons #layongray #vongai #actorslife #nationalblacktheatrefestival #marvtastic

As for this Wonder Woman movie, I want you to look up the Dahomey Amazon warrior women of Africa. Originally called Mino by their people meaning Our Mothers. This might be where the concept came from. O and in the comics Wonder Woman had a black sister named Nubia(a region in Africa). Show your children this information because images play a big part on their psyche. #dahomeyamazons #dahomey #wonderwoman #amazonwarrior

A Live-Action Series Based On A Group Of West African Women Warriors Is In The Works!

The series is based off of the real women warriors of present-day Republic of Benin named the Dahomey Women Warriors. "The Dahomey Women Warriors (they were called the Dahomey Amazons by Westerners) were a 19th century all-woman military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey (present-day Republic of Benin in West Africa; Dahomey was renamed Benin in 1975). For the better half of 200 years, they fought (in the thousands) and died while trying to expand the borders of their West African kingdom. Even their enemies, at whose hands they would eventually fall - specifically the French (although there were others) acknowledged their incredible acts of bravery." Read --> http://bit.ly/2rA9q8Z

As long as there isn't any Pocahontas-type romanticism/revisionism, I'm here for this!

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Here in Douala it is late at night, the wee hours of Monday morning. Awake, excitement finds me checking out some of the loot from Benin. Listed under the category: "I have to have them!!" These Tarot Cards are illustrated with appliqués paintings, which have been linked since the 18th century to the history of the Kingdom of Danhomé, the current country of Benin, West Africa. No doubt, my palms are itching to throw my first hand. Soon come. My name is Ebèñè, we do this thing called Cinnamon Traveler. Adventurous Journeys, Alafia, Asè. #abomey #benin #thisisafrica #weareafricans #westafrica #danhomè #dahomey #dahomeyamazons #africanancestry #tarot #tarotcards #africana #wisdom #africanart #africanculture #africanpride

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