Black Spirituality Religion : Yoruba royalty.

KingSango

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Surely you jest, its blasphemous for royalty are God's chosen, blood and spiritual blessing are required for such titles. Little do people know Kings were sacrificed in the beginning, not many wanted to be the King for they knew once they got a certain age they would be sacrificed for the community. Kings couldn't eat in front of the people, couldn't be seen eating or drinking, being king was no joke it was a serious undertaking. The king wore a mask at all times, people were not allowed to see the king, his image couldn't not be duplicated, viewed upon for he was considered close to divine. Europeans made kings into a joke with public displays of arrogance, haughtiness and kings gloating before the people while they grumbled and begged. African kings were noble, mysterious and god like in character and they had to obey the priesthoods in which they belonged, African kings were not separate selfish rulers like European kings. Many earlier Kings of Africa were warriors first and they fought in battle and lead in battle.
 

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Surely you jest, its blasphemous for royalty are God's chosen, blood and spiritual blessing are required for such titles. Little do people know Kings were sacrificed in the beginning, not many wanted to be the King for they knew once they got a certain age they would be sacrificed for the community. Kings couldn't eat in front of the people, couldn't be seen eating or drinking, being king was no joke it was a serious undertaking. The king wore a mask at all times, people were not allowed to see the king, his image couldn't not be duplicated, viewed upon for he was considered close to divine. Europeans made kings into a joke with public displays of arrogance, haughtiness and kings gloating before the people while they grumbled and begged. African kings were noble, mysterious and god like in character and they had to obey the priesthoods in which they belonged, African kings were not separate selfish rulers like European kings. Many earlier Kings of Africa were warriors first and they fought in battle and lead in battle.

Very interesting.

This reminds me of a history class I took a while back...

Like you said, some kings were warriors that saved their people...

I do understand why ancients would equate these rulers with godhood.

So, if you've got royal blood be proud! Just let the rest of know how we can find out that info for ourselves...:)
 

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Being king or queen isn't the novelty the modern times have made out to be, its a serious servant position, many use to turn it down. And now today kings are 10 a penny, its gotten ridiculous.
 

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Surely you jest, its blasphemous for royalty are God's chosen, blood and spiritual blessing are required for such titles. Little do people know Kings were sacrificed in the beginning, not many wanted to be the King for they knew once they got a certain age they would be sacrificed for the community. Kings couldn't eat in front of the people, couldn't be seen eating or drinking, being king was no joke it was a serious undertaking. The king wore a mask at all times, people were not allowed to see the king, his image couldn't not be duplicated, viewed upon for he was considered close to divine. Europeans made kings into a joke with public displays of arrogance, haughtiness and kings gloating before the people while they grumbled and begged. African kings were noble, mysterious and god like in character and they had to obey the priesthoods in which they belonged, African kings were not separate selfish rulers like European kings. Many earlier Kings of Africa were warriors first and they fought in battle and lead in battle.


As I have mentioned in another thread, at least in the case of Ndongo, those taken captive were the traditional Spiritual leadership. This means those who belonged to our sacred society, which were our Royals. These were those who refused conversion to the white man's religion.

So, where is the blasphemy in brother Keita's statement?

How do you know that he is not descended from the Keita clan of Mali?

I will not go to the extreme to say that all of us are of Royal blood or birth, but no doubt the lineages of many of us are. If you dig deep into slavery records, you might find that many early captives were "smiths" by trade. This is equivalent to what whites refer to as "mason", and this is code for those who belonged to sacred societies such as the various Black Leopard clans.
 

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