During biblical times, women warriors rode on elephants ready to fight. It was the Dynasty of African Queens and warring women who ruled, fought, reigned, and possessed authority and power. They were Queens of Ethiopia, African women of antiquity and legendary for their beauty and power.
Makeda, Queen of Sheba (960 BC) was the beautiful, wealthy, and intellectual Queen who tested Solomon with riddles. Details of her given name and the exact location of her kingdom remain uncertain. She has facinated and inspired African American, Ethiopian, Islamic, and Jewish Cultures for 3000 years.
Makeda was a monarch of the ancient kingdom of Sheba, referred to in Habeshan history, the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Quar'an. Sheba was the ancient name for Abyssinia--a kingdom on the Red Sea in the vicinity of modern Ethiopia and Yemen. In ancient times, Ethiopia was also known as Nubia, Kush, Aksum, Abyssinia, and Sheba.
1000 years before Christ, Ethiopia was ruled by a line of virgin Queens. The one who has survived the story into our time is Makeda. Her remarkable tradition was recorded in the Kebra Nagast, or the Book of the Glory of the Kings [of Ethiopia]. She was held in the highest esteem and honour throughout the length and breadth of Abyssinia for 1000 years at least, believed by every educated man in that country to contain the true history of the origin of the Solominic line of Kings in Ethiopia...(Acts 8:26-40).