Empress TAYITU and The VICTORY of ADWA

Lily Habesha
Posted March 2, 2018 from Ethiopia
Empress Tayitu
The courageous woman who had been in the battle field encouraging patriots.
Beautiful woman
Beautiful woman: She had also such a beautiful heart and mind. She was very creative and bright to try any thing. She opens the first hotel in Ethiopia, and it's called after her name. It's working in Addis Ababa until now. (1/5)

Today we Ethiopians celebrate the Victory of Adwa 122th year. Adwa’s victory is a victory of Africa that encourages the whole African nations to fight their colonizers and lead them to freedom.

This history of our fathers always amazes me. Italians came to colonize Ethiopians, but we fought them back. The war was very interesting. Italians came with all the modern war weapons to scare, to kill, defeat Ethiopians and to reign over our country. Our women and men patriots fought them by sword and spear and became victorious.

One European writer published:

“Ethiopians fought Italians like a crazy person and win the war.”

Jumping up with sword and cut the neck of the Italian who is shooting your people with a tank looks like madness.

To fight Italians, King Minilik and all the patriots walk for six month. EmpressTayitu, his wife was following them to war front with her maids. She encouraged all the patriots and promised them to adopt and raise their children who’ll die on the battle field. Queen Tayitu and her maids wearing their blinds are in the middle of the war. When Italians were attacking Ethiopians and our soldiers were retreating, Tayitu was uncovering her blind and faced them. When the patriots saw the Queen was there, they go back with courage and fought like a lion. Tayitu must be the only woman in history that fought a war.

“ Tayitu was bowing down and prayed

God to give her victory over Italians.

King Minilik had a sword which is

Written on it, “Minilik’s Hope is GOD.” “

That sword is found in the Arat Killo exhibition. I had a chance to see it four times. The king and queen’s dresses, the umbrellas, trousers they wear when the gallop their horses, their mantle decorated with diamonds…etc has been found there.

Our capital city's name Addis Ababa which means new flower. When Empress Tayitu came to Entoto hill, she saw a new flower and again a flat land below the hills. She called the place Addis Ababa. It's the capital city of Ethiopia as well as Africa as a home for AU, UNECA and other huge diplomatic office in Africa.

Yesterday I was invited at the city hall to hear discussion about ADWA’s VICTORY from some historians. They are doing this to pass the exact message of the victory to the youth every year. We lit candle. To cut the big loaf (Difo Dabo) of Ethiopian over the coffee ceremony some representatives invited.

The Addis Ababa City Hall displayed musical drama which was fantastic.

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Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Mar 02, 2018
Mar 02, 2018

My dear sister this is very interesting history. It's good to know who was behind the fighting of the Italians. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.  

Stay blessed

Lily Habesha
Mar 04, 2018
Mar 04, 2018

Hey Dear Anita,

This story is a kind of spirit goes inside the blood of all Ethiopians. This year Ethiopians were celebrating it in every side of the world. The youth, the artists, are speaking about it as if they are possed by a spirit called ADWA. All black people are proud of ADWA, that inlightened everybody can bring a change in his community and show every humans equality. 

Thank you

Lily

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Mar 05, 2018
Mar 05, 2018

Thanks Lily.  Looking forward to learning more of Ethiopia's history since I have some Ethiopian blood. 

Stay blessed my dear sister. 

jlanghus
Mar 02, 2018
Mar 02, 2018

Hi Lily. Thanks for sharing the courageous story of Empress Tayitu. Very interesting.

Lily Habesha
Mar 04, 2018
Mar 04, 2018

Jill, The best encourager of WP. I'm m glad you read Tayitu's story.

Thank you

Lily

*** I didn't forget the pictures and price of the grass products, but I've to carry them and measure their weights and should give you the exact prices.

jlanghus
Mar 04, 2018
Mar 04, 2018

Aw... thanks:) You're welcome. Got it on the grass products. Yes, I would like to share those... so beautiful:)

Olutosin
Mar 02, 2018
Mar 02, 2018

Wowzer. Thanks so much for sharing this history with us. I love love love triple love it.

Some of our leaders in Nigeria, who are suffering from Mad Cow disease have scrapped History Subject in school. How can a sane person scrap the history of its people?

You see now, this story has taught us that female warriors fought

Lily Habesha
Mar 04, 2018
Mar 04, 2018

Olutosin,

We had a lot of beautiful History, but there are people who are trying to destroy it. Our fathers were not like that, this generation whom calls it self civilized, pretends to be someone we never ever know in history. We should be ourselves, we should know from where we come and we should lead our children in the same path, ...knowing who they are.

Thank you

Lily

MagiOriah
Mar 02, 2018
Mar 02, 2018

Grateful to hear this history of a strong woman of power!  

Lily Habesha
Mar 04, 2018
Mar 04, 2018

MagiOriah,

thank you for letting me that you admire this wonderful mother, Queen, who is richly blessed in power and wisdom.

Lily

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 05, 2018
Mar 05, 2018

Dear Lily,

So much of the history of women has been suppressed and lied about. Thank you for brining the story of Empress Tayitu forward. Knowing the truth about what women of courage have done changes how we see history, and inspires girls in what really happened and what is possible. Thanks for this.

In sisterhood,

Tam