African’s Warrior Princesses


The female warriors of Dahomey in today’s Benin republic were fierce and fearsome,They are rare both in ancient and modern context in that they were a corps of all female soldiers . 

They were more disciplined than men , brave and unflinching before enemies.In History of the Yoruba they attacked Egba and were doing well until the Egbas killed the first one. In accordance with the then tradition the privates of the first killed enemy must be cut off, thats when they discovered that they were fighting women and rallied to win the battle.This animation shows their dress and weapons and preferred modes of dispatch of enemies

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