Remembering the Influencers of Our Time

There are numerous souls that have passed through with the wisdom and insights needed to elevate humanity one grand deed at a time.

We have gathered a few of these impressive beings here to be remember that their legacies may be lifted in the collective consciousness, and not forgotten, since it is on the back of their accomplishments we are able to fight for the preservation of humanity.

First we begin with Empress Menen and Emperor Haile Selassie.

Her Imperial Majesty Empress Menen Asfaw, Queens of Queens, Conquering Lioness of the Tribe of Judah, was crowned on the same day as His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God. This was unheard of. Never had a Empress been crowned on the same day as the Emperor, but at the Emperor's request, it was so, and the pair was crowned on Tikimt 23, 1923 (November 2, 1930).

More about their coronation can be read here.

Both of these astounding people accomplished much in their lifetime being intense supporters of education and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

Their unyielding support for education was seen in School for Girls she established and handicrafts school, which you can still see the products of today when visiting Ethiopia, as handicrafts are quite literally available everywhere.

Emperor Haile Selassie donated his personal palace to the University he established, once named after him, now renowned as the great Addis Ababa University.

Both donated numerous estates and funds to various charities, churches, and even the internationally regarded Shashamanee Land Grant for the people of the West, who were invited to repatriate to Ethiopia after offering their funds and bodies to the Italio-Ethiopian war.

During this war, Empress Menen is even said to have road through the streets of Addis Ababa herself, during a serious bombing, to instruct the local residents on where to hide out to be kept safe, while Emperor Haile Selassie fought himself in the war.

Emperor Haile Selassie accomplished many great feats on behalf of his country, from putting in place and designing whole city landscapes and highways, to establishing a prominent aviation industry, and the wonderful Addis Ababa Airport, once also named after him. He also established the most central and well known stadium in Addis Ababa, and Meskel Square.

His Majesty was the 225th Descendent of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, while Empress Menen was a Descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. Interesting enough, though Christianity is one of the major religions in Ethiopia, it is Islam that is practiced largely beside it, with many other smaller tribal religions being practiced throughout the 83 different Ethiopian ethnic groups.

Their great works have only been briefly summarized here. We invite you to read the biography of Empress Menen and the autobiographies of Emperor Haile Selassie, since the information available on the internet in relatively scarce.