ߚߋ߫ߝ߯ߌ߫ߋ ߊߚߐ߫ – List of the Monarchs of Xévíe

ߚߋ߫ߝ߯ߌ߫ߋ ߊߚߐ߫ – Monarchs of Xévíe

The following is relevant to the Monarchy of Gànlɔdó in that His Imperial Majesty, the     ߊߚߐ߫ߛߎ߫ (Axɔ́sú), ߊ߬ߜ߯ߍ߰ߟߏ߰ߜߊ߰ߜ߯ߊ߰ߣ ߊߖ߯ߊ߰ߛߌߣߜ߳ߏߕߌ߫ߣ ߖߌ߱ߛߝ߯ߌ߰ ߊ߰ߜߐ߰ߝ߱ߌ߰ (Àgɛ̀lògbàgàn Azàsinkpotín Jǐsovì Àgbɔ̀vì I) descends from the ߖߌ߱ߛߝ߯ߌ߰  (Jǐsovì) family of the ߊ߰ߜߐ߰ߝ߱ߌ (Àgbɔ̀vì) clan of the ancient monarchy  ߚߋ߫ߝ߯ߌ߫ߋ (Xévíe, now a city in Southern Benin Republic). He also descends from the royal house called ߚߥߋߟߍߣߜߐߛߎ Xwelɛngbɔsu, or “house of the mighty ram”( of pre-Danxome Xévíe. Xévíe is the home of the thunder deity Xeviósó.

Monarch Title – ߊߚߐ߫ (Axɔ́)

Bolded names represent a female ruler. The Xévíe monarchy was founded by a woman named Ajara. 21 of its 54 monarchs were women. Each name first appears in the N’ko script and then in the Latin script. Both spelling out Aja (Fon) language.

ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ ߊߖߊߙߊ Axɔ́dúdú Ajara -Ajara Dynasty

  1. ߊߖ߯ߊߙߊ Ajara: founder of the monarchy. 5055 – 5094 AX (814-853)
  2. ߖߌ  Ji. Son of Ajara: 5094 – 5131 AX (853 – 890). Trade began with a Westerly monarchy called Dugu. This none but the famous Wagadugu (Ouagadougou) which is the current capital of Burkino Faso.
  3. ߕߌߣߡߏߕߌߣ  Tinmotin: 5131 – 5144 (890-903)
  4. ߗߐߕߐߣߐߣ  Cotonon, daughter of Ji: 5144 – 5171 (903-930)
  5. ߛߍߣߜ߯ߣߟߌ  Seganli, only child of Cotonon: 5172 – 5183 (931 – 942)
  6. ߘߐߘߙߍߣ  Dodren 5183 – 5196 (942 – 955)
  7. ߓߟߊ  Bla 5196 – 5208 (955-67)
  8.  ߝߍ Fe: 5208 – 5224 (967-83)
  9. ߔߐߝ߯ߌ  Povi, nephew of Seganli: 5224 – 5245 (983 – 1004)
  10. ߝߊߥߍߡߍ  Fawememe, son of Povi: 5245 – 5259 (1004-1018)
  11. ߝߊߡߌߕߐߣ  Famiton: 5259 – 5287 (1018-46)
  12. ߖߌߣߐߣ  Jinon, son of Famiton: 5287 – 5299 (1046 – 58)
  13. ߕߍߘߍߜ߳ߋ  Tedekpe: 5301 – 5314 (1060-73)
  14. ߘߍߝ߯ߌߕߍߜ߯ߎ  Devitegu: 5314 – 5331 (1073-1090)
  15. ߕߐߡߌ  Tomi: 5331 – 5337 (1090-1096)

ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ ߚߋߝ߯ߌߙߐߣ­Axɔ́dúdú Xeviton – Xeviton Dynasty

16. ߕߍߜߎ  Tegu: 5337 – 63 (1096 – 1122)

17. ߘߍߜߎ  Dega: 5363 – 79 (1122 – 1138)

18. ߕߐߡߌߕߌߣߛߎ  Tomitinsu: 5379 – 5407 (1138 – 66)

19. ߖߍߖߍ  Jeje: 5408 – 24 (1167-83)

20. ߛߐߛߌߛߊ  Sosisa: 5424 – 40 (1183-1199)

21. ߛߐߝ߯ߌߝ߯ߌ  Sovivi: 5440 – 5456 (1199-1215)

22. ߝߐߣߡߌߖ߯ߌ  Fonmiji: 5456 – 69 (1215-28)

23. ߖߍߝߎߢߊ  Jefunya: 5469 – 5485 (1228-44). Then followed chaos and an 8-year throne less period.

24. ߕߐߜ߯ߊߣߤߟߍߣ  Togahlen: 5493 – 5515 (1252-74)

25. ߕߐߝ߯ߎ  *Tovu: 5515 – 42 (1274 – 1301). This was the time when our towiyo, Fanukun, was made Togan by Tovu. Sota was his wife and founding mother. Fanukun was made togan in 5533 (1292).

26. ߝ߯ߍߕߎߡߌ Vetumi: 5542 – 5554 (1301 – 1313)

27. ߝߦߐߣ  Fyon: 5554 – 59 (1313-18)

ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ ߘߊߣߡߍߙߐ Axɔ́dúdú Danmeto – Danmeto Dynasty

28. ߣߎߢߊߥߍߜߟߊ  *Nunyawegla: 5559 – 69 (1318 – 28. It was during this time that the toganu (“duchy”) founded by toxwiyo (founding ancestor of a lineage or a new aspect of a lineage) Fanukun was recognized as one of the eligible royal houses of Xevie. This was precisely the year 6562. This is the founding of the Xwelɛngbɔsu dynasty. Axɔ́si Nunyawegla also appointed the Jisovi as the custodians and chiefs of the main Jiso thunder deity shrine with the appointment of Fanukun’s son, Jisogla as the Jisogan (chief of the thunder deity named Jiso’s shrine).

29. ߚߏߚߏߓߟߐ  Xoxoblozo: 5568 – 82 (1328-41)

30. ߕߍߛߌ  Tesi: 5582 – 5601 (1341-60)

31. ߜߍߕߊ  Gbeta: 5601 – 12 (1360-71)

32. ߓߐߡߊߜ߯ߏߣ  Bomagon: 5612 – 24 (1371-83)

ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ ߜ߯ߣߤߎ  Axɔ́dúdú Ganhu – Ganhu Dynasty

33. ߚߥߍߜ߯ߊߣ  Xwegan: 5624 – 46 (1383-1405)

34. ߛߐߜߊߖߐߣ  Sogbajon: 5646 – 53 (1405 – 1412)

35. ߜ߯ߎߓߟߊߘߊ  Gublada: 5653 – 5676 (1412-35)

36. ߜ߯ߊߣ  Gan: 5676 – 5692 (1435 – 1451)

37. ߕߐߞߐߘߐߡߍ   Tokodome: 5692 – 5704 (1451 – 1463)

38. ߘߐߜߍ  Dogbe: 5704 – 5712 (1463 – 71)

39. ߝߍߘߙߍߣ  Fedren: 5712 – 5731 (1471 – 90)

40. ߡߊߞߎ  Maku: 5731 – 5751 (1490 – 1510)

41. ߘߍߞߎߣ  Dekun: 5751 – 74 (1510 – 1533)

42. ߤߎߛߌ  Husi: 5774 – 5786 (1533 – 1545)

43. ߤߥߍߝ߯ߌ  Hwevi: 5786 – 5804 (1545 – 1563)

44. ߛߐߞߞߊߘߌߣ  Sokakadin: 5804 – 23 (1563 – 1582)

45. ߕߐߛߌ  Tosi: 5824 – 5848 (1583 – 1607)

46. ߝߊߜ߯ߐߛߌߣ  Fagosin: 5848 – 5864 (1607-1623)

47. ߖߍߛߌߣ  Jesin: 5864 – 5875 (1623 – 1634)

48. ߓߟߌߛߍߣ Blisen: 5875 – 5894 (1634 – 1653)

ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ ߖ߯ߐߤߎߣ Axɔ́dúdú Vohun – Vohun Dynasty

49. ߘߐߡߐDomo: 5894 – 5896 (1653 – 1655)

ߚߥߋߟߍߣߜߐߛߎ ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ Xwelɛngbɔsu Dynasty. Jǐsovì Family.

50. ߝ߯ߍߣߥߊߕߐ  Venwato: 5896 – 5928 (1655 – 87)

51. ߘߍߝ߯ߎߣߖߍߣߐߣ  Devunjenon (a woman): 5928 – 5971 (1687 – 1730)

52. ߊߚߐ߫ߕߐߣ  Axoton: 5971 – 6004 (1730-1763)

53. ߊߟߌߜ߯ߊߣ  Aligan: 6004 – 6041 (1763 – 1800)

54. ߗߍߤߊߣ ߛߊߜ߯ߊߖߎ  Dehan Sagbaju: 6041 – 6042 (1800 – 1801). Assassinated due to a conspiracy partly because of his anti-captivity policies.

6042 (1801) – Crown prince Sagbaju and his family go into exile in Ọ̀yọ́ (powerful Yorùbá monarchy at the time)

6052 – 6071 (1811 – 1830). The illegitimate Hanhun family usurped the throne but ruled in turmoil because the people did not recognize them.

6066 (1823) crown prince Sagbaju, having been recognized as the leader of his people in Oyo, attempts to come back from exile and retake the throne. He and his family are ambushed. Many are killed. Some sold into captivity. He was sold into captivity. This ended the legitimate dynasties in Xevie.

6251 (September 27, 2010) His Imperial Majesty Àgɛ̀lògbàgàn Azàsinkpotín Jǐsovì Àgbɔ̀vì I retrieves the crown, in Amerikkka, 209 years later by being crowned the first Aja-Fon king outside of Máwùfɛ (Afrika)!

only dahomean aja culture king in north america or outside of africa

6253 – The Axɔ́sú founds the Maroon Monarchy of Gànlɔdó.

Note, that the primary language of these dynasties was Aja-Fon. In fact, it was of the Sɛ́to/Xwla variant. They did speak Yoruba when it was introduced. However, their primary language was not Yoruba. That being said, if there are people claiming Aja-Fon (or Aladaxonu/Alladahonu) heritage, but their shrines and language is primarily Yoruba, then they are being dishonest with you. The primary language at Ganlodo, though we speak Yoruba, is the Fon dialect of the Aja – an Aja dialect overstood by many of the Aja people.

A note on our use of N’ko. The “x” in Fongbe represents a hard “h” sound which is not found in Mande languages. Therefore, we use the “ߚ” to represent this sound because the sound that it represents in N’ko (a “rr”) does not exist in Fongbe. If you study N’ko, you will note that a dot is supposed to appear above certain characters distinguishing them from the regular character. Thus, the ߜ with a dot above it would be a “g” and without the dot it represents the “gb” sound. This dot is not available on the N’ko keyboard. Therefore, we use the “߯” character above characters that are supposed to have dots over them. This character would normally be for the long high tone found in Mande languages, but absent in Fongbe. Also, keep in mind that N’ko is written and read from right to left.

ߜ߯ߊߣ ߊߚߐ ߜ߯ߊߣߟߐߘߏ African Crown Jewels of the Maroon Monarchy of Ganlodo

We cannot repeat this enough: Afrikan royalty and Afrikan royal institutions, when operating from the perspective of good character and merit (not just royal blood) should be taken very seriously. Unfortunately, many Afrikans who are actively engaged , especially of the itankale (Yoruba for “diaspora”), do not view their royal traditions on a par with others who have royalty. Furthermore, they often do not associate African Royalty with any locality outside of the Afrikan continent. However, our royal institution here at Ganlodo is very real, very serious, and very functional. That being said, we use this page to introduce you to some of the current crown jewels of Ganlodo. Yes, Afrikans do have crown jewels and have had them thousands of years before non-Afrikans had them.

Axoxo Aza Sika Ganlodo

This is the Aza Sika Ganlodo, Golden Crown of Ganlodo, or more formally the Axoxo Aza Sika GanlodoThe Imperial Golden Crown of Ganlodo. This aza (crown) was commissioned in the year 6255 A.X. (2014 Gregorian calendar) as the official state crown of Ganlodo. One will notice that it is bedecked with various gems including high quality pyrite and amethyst. This is the first time that an African crown has ever been commissioned and made in the United States of America. It should be kept in mind for Afrikan people, the Aza Sika is sacred and is also a shrine. This crown is kept under close guard in the throne room of Honme Kilombo (Kilombo Palace).

Makpo, Afokpaxo, Jandeman, Afozinkpo and Hwexɔvú

a dahomey makpo and royal throne of ganlodo monarchy

Makpo Axosu Agelogbagan Ganlodo
This is the most visible and common symbol of authority of an axosu/axosi (King/Queen in the Aja-Fon language). In later Aja times, and currently, makpos began to be carried by high ranking chiefs. This symbol usually rests over the left shoulder of the monarch/chief. In addition to the makpo design itself, it is usually distinguished by the totem or symbol of the bearer. One will note a crocodile on this one. This is because this is the personal royal symbol for Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn and it references part of his name, the meaning of his name, and his destiny as axosu. Yoruba oba do not carry these. This is the first and only time a makpo has been commissioned for and made outside of the Mawufe (Afrika). This makpo was made by a New Afrikan for a New Afrikan King.
Jandeman and Afozinkpo (Royal throne and royal Footstool) 
The Jandeman (the wooden seat-like object that the book rests against) were the actual thrones the monarchs sat on before they started using backed chair thrones. However, the jandeman is still important, especially as a symbol, because it is a visual symbol of the investment of the people in the monarchy. The jandeman is the symbol of the nation. This is the Jandeman of Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn and of the people of Ganlodo. It is fully invested with certain sacred rights. The jandeman, as is the Aza Sika, is a shrines in and of itself. Various important royal and communal rituals use the jandeman as a focal point. The afozinkpo (footstools) are used by monarchs when sitting. Usually, you will know if this person is a real monarchy by how he rests his feet on the afozinkpo.
Hwexɔvú – Royal Umbrella
The royal umbrella is a common theme among Afrikan monarchs, Queen Mothers and high ranking chiefs (chief is used gender neutral by Ganlodo just as the word Priest). What distinguishes the Aja people’s (Fon, Seto, Ajara, Tori, Hula, Ayizo, kwk) use of the umbrella is that it normally will bear certain symbols on it that are specific to the person it is made for. Thus, as you will oncr again see in this case, the royal mighty corcodile is on this one with images of a makpo. The colors are specific to His Imperial Majesty Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Jisovi Agbovi I. These are the same colors one can see on his personal Coat of Arms (the King’s personal descriptive symbol).
Axo Caba and Axo Ganvi
Royal Cuffs and Royal Rings
The first one to the left is the official state crocodile ring in the shape of the totem of H.I.M. It is the personal royal ring of H.I.M. Àgèlògbàgàn. This is a fairly large ring not worn on a daily basis. Note the eyes are inset with rubies.
The second ring is the official ring of Ganlodo. It is the sacred python Dangbe swallowing its tail reminding us of the constant intertwining of time, the importance of intergenerational thought being in the fore of our minds, renewal and sacred time itself. Only select people would be allowed to wear a ring like this. The axosu’s ring is the only one allowed to be inset with jewels. Note that the Axosu’s ring is inset with emeralds.
Axo Ganvi – Royal Cuffs
One will note the rose gold cuffs have a design on them. That’s is also a crocodile. Another distinguishing feature of Aja monarchs is that they often wear long, at least six inch, cuffs. You will not see this on Yoruba oba in general. The only time that you may ever see this is on the Yoruba Oba of the town of Ketu which is heavily influenced by Aja culture. But even that is a long shot possibility.
Kopgue – Royal Walking Cane
One will note the crocodile theme yet again with the handle. This is one of the kpogue preferred by H.I.M. Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Jisovi Agbovi I with the King’s personal engraving on it.
All of the above are crown jewels for Afrikan people and their African royalty. Others include the Yoruba beaded canes and crowns. What is not commonly known that some Aja monarch’s possess and periodically don Yoruba beaded crowns and beaded canes, especially if there is a degree of Yoruba royal blood in them as is the case of Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn.

Who is qualified to be a Citizen of Ganlodo Maroon Monarchy

Who can be be a Ganlodonumeto?
Ganlodonumeto means “person of Ganlodo”. This is what some, in English, would loosely translate as citizen. However, if you are Ganlodonumeto you are family. The number one qualification is that you must be a Mawufenumeto (Afrikan person). Let’s be clear. At the Kilombonu (Maroon) Monarchy of Ganlodo, we do not buy into the “everybody in the world has their roots in Afrika”. When we speak of a Mawufenumeto, we are speaking of people who clearly LOOK Mawufenu (Afrikan). Therefore, all others are non-Afrikans and do not qualify to even speak with any of us here at Ganlodo about Vodun, let along join our ranks.
The number two qualification, which is just as important as number one, is that you must have good character. All people have character flaws, but that does not necessary translate into bad character,especially when the individual is willing to work on them. So, one must have good character and sincere intent. They must have love for Afrikan people and things Afrikan.
A third qualification is that they must be family oriented and about family development. This applies on a personal relationship level (spouse, children, fiance, kwk), and branches out to the extended family.
A fourth qualification is that they must either be a (“black”) nationalist, be inclined towards (“black”), be a Maroon or inclined towards such, must have an Afrikan only policy in relation to those who should be in our sacred Afrikan traditions, must have an Afrikan first and foremost policy, and must honor their Afrikan ancestors and traditions only (the latter in the cases of some distant non-Afrikan blood).
A fifth qualification is that one must be heterosexual, non-supportive dissexuality (homosexuality), and cannot be involved in any interracial couplings, interracial friendships (even plutonic), or supportive of such.
A sixth qualification is that they must be willing to nation build and see sovereignty as a truly obtainable goal on an intergenerational level.

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