Wednesday 10 April 2024

Queen Nanny of the Maròons

Queen Nanny of the Maròons.

Born 1686: Ghana 🇬🇭 

Dièd  1733/1750: Jamaica 🇯🇲

For over 30 years it is said she fòught and frèed over 800 enslaved fòlks  on the island of Jamaica. There are many stories about her, it is said she was a queen in Ghana from the warri0r Ashanti tribe when she was càptured and brought to Jamaica 🇯🇲 where she later escàped and led an àrmed rev0lt against the Britišh Empire in the mountains and juñgles of Jamaica for two decades.

It is said she used güerilla warfare to fight the B.ritish who suffered great l0ss and later settled with a peace treaty to spare their men. She was said to also be a powerful spiritùal vòodoo priestess who would use her powers to shield her fighters from the attàcks of the Britišh.

One Britišh òfficer who was lucky to sùrvived her encounter described her as being small, muscular and strong with intense eyes. She wore a girdle with at least 10 different combat knivès. Queen Nanny is Jamaica's only female hero and there are still Maròons living in Jamaica today.

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