Badass of the Week: The Dahomey Amazons

Badass of the Week: The Dahomey Amazons

The Dahomey Amazons or Mino were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey (now Benin) which lasted until the end of the 19th century. They were so named by Western observers and historians due to their similarity to the semi-mythical Amazons of ancient Anatolia and the Black Sea. For many years, the Black Sea was called the Amazon.

The Dahomey Amazons or Mino were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey (now Benin) which lasted until the end of the 19th century. They were so named by Western observers and historians due to their similarity to the semi-mythical Amazons of ancient Anatolia and the Black Sea. For many years, the Black Sea was called the Amazon.

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Benin Beninese BEN BJ Dahomey mens pants joggers jumpsuit sweatpants track sweat fitness fleece tactical casual nation country

Fighting-women of the Fon (Dahomey people) and their neighbors the Ashanti. Originally retained as an elite royal guard, Dahomey amazons held semi-sacred status as celibate warrior "wives" of the King. - Buscar con Google

Fighting-women of the Fon (Dahomey people) and their neighbors the Ashanti. Originally retained as an elite royal guard, Dahomey amazons held semi-sacred status as celibate warrior "wives" of the King. - Buscar con Google

Dahomey’s Women Warriors

Dahomey’s Women Warriors

Marcus Garvey with Prince Kojo Tovalou-Houenou of Dahomey, called the "Garvey of Africa", and George O. Marke. 1924  Part of the set Famous Faces in Black History.   For more on the African American experience visit Discover Black Heritage.

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Benin Beninese BEN BJ Dahomey denim jackets men coat men's suits jeans jacket thin jaquetas 2017 sunscreen autumn spring nation

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