There is a great difference between a Warrior and a Soldier. We need more Warriors in this struggle. The Revolution will not be televised.“A warrior is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the women, the defenseless, those who cannot provide for themselves, and above all, the children, the future of humanity.”~~UnknownWritten by @KingKwajo
Shaka Zulu, the fierce African warlord, who built a Zulu army that killed 2 million enemies, and transformed a continent
- c. 1787 - 1828
- South-East Africa
- Gear - 7 - 10 lbs
- Armor - Ox-Hide Shield
Symbol - Ishlangu shield with crossed Iklwa spear and Iwisa throwing club (Shaka Zulu’s weapons)
Shaka (c.1787-c. 22 September 1828) was the most influential leader of the Zulu Kingdom. He has been called a military genius for his reforms and innovations, but was condemned for the brutality of his reign. Prior to Shaka, warfare in Southern Africa consisted mainly of tribes throwing spears at one another and ritually challenging warriors from other tribes. Shaka developed the iklwa spear and ishlangu shield and created the Buffalo formation: two flanks known as the horns tried to surround the enemy, while the main body of warriors, or chest, confronted the opposing tribe head on, and a reserve called the loins, remained behind unless the enemy threatened to escape. The Zulu sought to kill their enemy to the last man, taking no prisoners. Shaka also forged his troops into the greatest warriors in Southern Africa. Every Zulu male was expected to be a warrior, with those unable or unwilling to meet Shaka’s specific physical requirements killed outright. This, combined with their constant drilling and training, has led some historians to dub the Zulu the “Spartans of Africa”. In September 1828 Shaka’s half-brothers Dingane and Mhlangana led an assassination on him. On Shaka’s death bed, it is rumored that Shaka mentioned a vision of the future British conquest of South Africa.
Zulus later learned how to use muskets and gained these weapons from traders.
Deadliest Warrior: Legends weapons
Short Range: Imbemba, Knobkerrie
Medium Range: Iklwa, Assegai
Long Range: Iwisa, Umkhonto
Armor: Traditional Hunting Gear, Royal War Gear
Joke Weapon: Tribal Flute
Finisher: Shaka spits poison into his opponents eyes, causing them to recoil in pain. Shaka pulls out his iklwa and stabs them through the neck.
Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane
One of the most eye-catching artworks at this year’s Burning Man festival was a 55-feet tall sculpture of a woman in a beautifully elegant pose. Truth is Beauty is the second of three sculptures in a series called The Bliss Project by artist Marco Cochrane. Constructed of welded steel rods and balls and covered in stainless steel mesh skin, the massive sculpture had interactive lighting effects that made it constantly change.
What’s so strange about the Olmec heads is that they are not found naturally covered by earth through time.
Archeologists can tell that these heads & other Olmec artifacts where purposely buried. Some,…. Wait for it…..with their noses missing. Sound familiar? So someone made a concerted effort to hide the Olmec legacy. Oh well.