Clan, Family and Lineage Celebration at the Maroon African Vodun Monarchy of Ganlodo

This weekend at the Maroon African Vodún Monarchy of Ganlodo we celebrate our clans, called akota in the Aja language, and lineage. In authentic Afrikan traditions, it is crucial to know ones ancient family and clan origins. This weekend we do rituals and ceremony to elevate and heal our clans/lineages. We are thankful to have the Roots Reading system to reconnect us back to that which we thought was lost. Call out the names of your ancient clans and any individuals of good character that were from your family and clan.

We also suggest that those who know there family and clan history, totems, symbols, kwk create family crests to commemorate their history.

Family Crest of His Imperial Majesty Axosu Agelogbagan Agbovi

Afrikan Women Appreciation Month at the Maroon Monarchy of Ganlodo

Though we honor our Afrikan women at all times, on our official azanlilen (calendar) the month of Di (this our fourth month corresponding to June 19-July 19 of the Gregorian calendar) is officially Afrikan Women Appreciation Month at the Kilombonu (Maroon) Monarchy of Ganlodo. It is during this month that we take extra special care to honor the existence, achievements, love, loyalty and much more of the Afrikan woman.  The Afrikan woman is increasingly leading the way and holding down the fort. She is a mother, wife, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, entrepreneur, warrior, and nation builder.  In the Afrikan Vodun tradition a married woman is known as Xwenon (mother and owner of the house) and in the Isese (“Yoruba”) tradition she is known Iyaale (Mother of the house) which implies she runs the house. The home is where one of the first tenets of sovereignty is practiced which is family development. She is responsible for how the nation is first shaped by shaping the family properly.

In the sacred Kpoli Fá (Odù Ifá) Sámézi (Osa Méjì) we learn that Ogun, Obatala and Odù were sent to the world to improve creation. Odù was confused about her role and went to MáwùLisa and said: “Ogun has the power of the machete and a sword. Obatala also has everything he needs. What remains for me, the only woman among them? What will I do. MawuLisa said: the power of motherhood that keeps the earth in tact, belongs to you. The power of the Birds (reference to the inherit power found only in women to control certain mystic phenomenon) belongs to you. I will give you a calabash filled with these things“.

MawuLisa then said “Use your power with coolness and not with violence, or I will take it away from you.” Since that time, because of Odù, women have the power to always say things of power, for in the absence of women men can do nothing. Nobody, children nor old men, will dare to mock women. The power of women is great. Women give life through giving birth, and whatever men may want to do, women must help them or it will not be successful.” So they sang together, and Obatala said that every week everybody must praise women, for the world to be peaceful. Bend your knee, bend your knee for women, for women brought you into this world; women are the wisdom of Earth, women have brought us into this world; have respect for women.

In the sacred Kpoli Fá GbeTula (Ogbe Otura) it is said that Orunmila (deity oom) set out to learn the secret of the world. Orunmila was told by his diviners to place an offering near the bush and hide behind a tree and he would discover the secret of the world.  Orunmila did so.  Shortly thereafter,  he saw an imposing woman coming down the road. This was a woman who was chief of the Aje (the bird women representing the secrets and power of women). She started to consume the food as if to know it was left there for her. After she was finished eating she called Orunmila to come out of his hiding place. Orunmila was shocked that this person knew of his presence. When approached by the imposing woman Orunmila was told that women were the secret of the world.

 She stated: The success or failure of any person rest on women; the love or hatred of any person rest on a woman; the happiness or sadness of any person rests on women; the honor or disgrace of any person rests on women and so on. He was advised by Ifá to never underestimate any woman, no matter how small or unimportant the woman may seem to be.

Join us as we honor our women. Give special extra gifts and praises to the Afrikan woman in the month of Di – and always.

Celebrating the Hun (Vodun Deity) Loko

For US today is Kilombozangbe (1st day of OUR 7-day week), Hwlen 26 (26th day of our THIRD month) in the year 6260. For US, this day celebrates the last day of honoring the deity Loko represented by the Afrikan Iroko tree, also called the African Teak Tree. In the united snakes of amerikkka, He is represented by the Oak Tree. Coincidentally, he represents fatherhood in one of his aspects. However, this is not father’s day for US as an Afrikan people who have returned to our authentic culture and adjusted it in a New Afrikan way called New Afrikan Vodun.

Celebrating the Founding of Ganlodo – the Only Maroon Afrikan Monarchy

Hwetanu Galodo!

This weekend we celebrate the 7th anniversary of the founding of Ganlodo Xotome (Ganlodo Monarchy). The name Ganlodo comes from the Aja-Fon phrase ye do gan gba jla do kpodo tuto we – Those that broke the chains to restore orderIt was founded in the year 6253 AX (May 2012) as a strictly Kilombonu (Maroon) monarchy for Afrikan people only. Ganlodo prides itself on character, merit, integrity, family development, nation building, and the goal of sovereignty.

The paramount monarch and founder is His Imperial Majesty, or Axosu Axosu lee ton in Aja language, Axosu Agelogbagan Agbovi. Ganlodo is based primarily in the Aja culture of Southern Benin Republic and is firmly rooted therein. Ganlodo is not only a monarchy but a way of life for its citizen-family members. This weekend will see the celebration of the monarchy by its select citizens and friends.

In view of the abject degeneracy that has taken a hold of Afrikan traditions in amerikkka, it is simple to see why Ganlodo’s name means what it does, why it exists, and why a true Maroon king had to be crowned in order to restore integrity, pride, order, and character to African Vodun and, by default, to other Afrikan traditions extant in north amerikkka.

Hwetanu Ganlodo alo Vodun – Official New Year for the Monarchy of Ganlodo and African Vodun

an afrikan new year a vodun new year

Mi ku do xweme sin Kilombo Ganlodo  Xotome  (afternoon greetings to all from the Maroon monarchy of Ganlodo)

Today, being the month of Kulito, day one, in the year 6260 AX (AX – year of the clan or clan formation) marks the xwe yoyo or xwetanu (New Year) for the monarchy of Ganlodo. We wish to extend a warm New Year greeting of blessings, wealth, spiritual prosperity, personal development, spiritual healing, family development and nation building.

It should be noted that this is the official New Year and calendar for our ancient Vodun tradition as put forth by the monarchy of Ganlodo in an effort to restore the integrity, order and proper protocol to Afrikan Vodun – as there has been a big degeneration of the culture in those areas in Mawufe (Afrika) and around the world. Our year starts on the Vernal Equinox so we can also wish you a happy equinox. The days of Afrikanizing european months and observing the off time of their gregorian calendar are over. Join the Ganlodonumeto (person of Ganlodo) in the glorious movement of restoration and nation building through the Kilombo Paradigm.

 

Clearing the Air about His Imperial Majesty’s Imprisonment for a Crime He did not do

axosu agelogbagan agbovi of ganlodo

There have been many evildoers in the so called conscious community and Isese (Yoruba) tradition in amerikkka who have tried to use the fact that, 27 years ago, His Imperial Majesty Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Agbovi was falsely accused of and convicted with no evidence of a horrible crime. They never hear his side because they love drama in those circles. However ,for those that want to know the truth, this is what truly happened. Check out these videos for the absolute truth.

To the evil doers and backbiters in the RBG (red, black and green so called black power types with no plan for our people and who are often always broke) so csloed conscious “community” who have no character or culture whatsoever and the Isese (Yoruba) practitioners who have assisted the white people in defaming my name without hearing my side of the story or even directly speaking to me: PLEASE lay your eyes on this. As smart as you all are, having all the answers without real research, and with all the books y’all have read, we are sure that you must know what this Aja (Fon) chant says. You will carry this with you.
 
ߋ ߣߊ ߖߌߡߊߜ߳ߏߒ ߊߤߐ ߊ ߘߌ
ߊ ߣߊ߬ ߞߎ߫ ߘߍ ߘߍ ߊߟߐ ߕߊߜ߯ߊ ߕߊߜ߯ߊ
ߣߎ߬ ߣߊ߫ ߊߥߏߝ߫ߌߣߐߣ ߣߌ ߤߥߋߕߍߎ ߣߎ߯ ߥߋ߬
ߙߙߍߝ߫ߌߏߛߏ ߣߊ ߓߟߐ ߣߎ ߓߌ߹ ߋ ߖߋ ߣߍ߹߹߹
E na jimakplon aho a di. 
A nă kú dɛ dɛ alo tagba tagba. 
Nù ná awovinon ni hwetanu nú wè. 
Xevioso nã blo nu bi. E je ne!!!

Part 1

Part 2 Focuses More on the Cowardly Antics of One who calls himself Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akan – a true traitor and enemy of Afrikan Culture, and his involvement in smearing my name falsely

 

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”. In fact, all of the recent proof over the past ten years or more has proven that the people often referred to as “white” descend from the non-true -human Neanderthal whereas we, Afrikans, do not. 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 of dissexuality (homosexuality, pedophilia and interracial relationships), 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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