#virgomother #librascales♎️ #libraseason♎️ - [ ] Califia, Queen of California painting by #ArthurWright)
- [ ] The Muurs and Calafia
- [ ] #Khalifa means God’s ruler (in Muurish Arabic).
- [ ] The #storyofCalafia was later re-narrated in the book The Adventures of #Esplandián, a book written in 1500, probably based on stories gleaned from the old Muurish seamen of Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium and England.
- [ ] Calafia is introduced as “… a #regalMuurishblackwoman, courageous, #strongoflimb and large in person, full in the bloom of womanhood, the most beautiful of a long line of queens who ruled over the mythical realm of California.”
- [ ] She supposedly commanded a fleet of ships with which she ruled and maintained peace in the surrounding lands, and islands including Baja and Hawaii. She reportedly kept an aerial defense force of “#griffins”, and other fabulous animals which were native to California, trained to defend the land against invanders.
- [ ] She was so powerful she could project her imperial power over the seas of the mediteranean at will. The #Esplandian narrates that Calafia maintained cultural and trading contacts with the Muurs of Africa. It told of her wars in the mediterranean seas, in Anatolia, the #Byzantineempire and in southern Europe.