The History of an African Emperor.
from 193-211 AD)
history of a nation is, unfortunately, too easily written as the history of the
I was reading an article from G.A.P - Global African Presence, by the
renowned historian Runoko Rashidi and I read a blurb about the Black Emperors of
Rome. Please visit:
According to several noted scholars, Severus was definitely an
'Concealment of the historical truth is a crime against the people.'
Petro G. Grigotenko -
name of Serverus is still used by his unknowing ancestors (most thinking they
are white and others who took the name as the ‘Slaves of Severus’ who
somehow believe they are true Caucasian Italians. You may see the name as
Serverti, Servanti, Servernti or some other derivation thereof. The TI
or ti being the suffix meaning ‘Son of.’
is an example of the African/Mediterranean Italian:
Turturro, who is an excellent actor, physically demonstrates the example of the
'Mediterranean Caucasian', olive-skinned, large features, kinky hair and to
restored stability to the
the movie Gladiator with Russell Crowe? I loved that movie even thought it is
inaccurate; it is one of my favorites. They used the names Marcus Aureilus and
Commodus and Lucius and duplicated their historical positions but not their
ethnicity. O, poor Lucius was played by a white boy. Oddly enough, the only
black man in the movie was played by Djimon Hijonsu (sp) and he was a captured
slave had a line in the movie that again ratified e system of White Supremacy,
he said in awe when looking at the Roman architecture “I did not know that men
could build such things”. That part always makes me cringe! The only black man
in the group and he is ignorant of his own people accomplishments. They made it
seem like he was an ignorant bushman running in the wild with no culture or
traditions. The Nubians (cousins of the Egyptians and Ethiopians) have traded up
and down the
shall see that mankind began as a single family; that the family circle widened
and widened until it broke into segments, and with that came the illusion that
the segments were no longer part of the circle. '
Rodgers (Sex and Race Vol. 1)
was born 11 April 145 in the African city of
Did you see it? It came so quickly you may have missed it!
Let’s read it again!
was born 11 April 145 in the African city of
An African city whose magnificent ruins are located in
BTW - On C-span the other night Mr. Qadaffi who has now been
scared into submission by the powers that be, had the nerve to say, when he
spoke he spoke for ALL of
Severus came from a distinguished local family with cousins
who received suffect consulships in
Where did his family get their wealth?
They must have been something for a poet to write about. Doesn't this scenario
sound like the film Gladiator with Russell Crowe? I think that is where they got
Severus came from a distinguished equestrian (horse breading and
training) family. Remember, we talked about being from the royal African
household [mother] and therefore you could lay claim to the Kingship of ALL
nations (natural and spiritual) through your royal linage? This seems to be
another case in point.
future Emperor was helped in his early career by one of his consular cousins,
who arranged entry into the senate and the favor of the emperor Marcus
Aerelius Life as a senator meant a life of travel from one government
posting to another.
Moorish (black folks who conquered, ruled and shaped
Look ‘a here! Here are the Moors fighting and striving against their
cousins once again. They could not even admit what was historically
obvious…they said ‘…seemed to have been of African origin’. So,
Brother Severus married a sista' (what a shock) and that’s when they happened
to mention that he was an African too! Let us look at the fine print and stop
being lazy readers.
Here another scholar tries to hide the obvious.
was born 11 April 145 in the Phoenician Punic city of
Remember who the Phoenicians were? They were Africans!
Don’t get lost in the words or names they call our family. Same
folk’s different locales.
'The Phoenicians were a coastal branch of the Canaanites, who, according to Biblical traditions, were the brothers of Kush (Ethiopia) and Mizraim (Kmt)--members of the Hamite ethnic group. In other words, the Bible states that the ancient Canaanites, Ethiopians and Egyptians were all African nations. Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop claimed that "Phoenician history is therefore incomprehensible only if we ignore the Biblical data, according to which the Phoenicians, in other words, the Canaanites, were originally Negroes, already civilized, with whom nomadic, uncultured white tribes later mixed." While acknowledging the Biblical data, Diop cautioned that the economic relations shared by the Kamites and Phoenicians should not be minimized in explaining the strong sense of solidarity which generally existed between them. There was frequently a Kamite presence: military, diplomatic, religious or commercial, both in the Canaanite hinterland and the Phoenician city-states themselves, and Diop goes on to state that, "Even throughout the most troubled periods of great misfortune, Egypt could count on the Phoenicians as one can count more or less on a brother."
The Moors, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Egyptians, Libyan,
Nubians, all are part of the same family and bloodlines they are all
Africans of various shades, facial features and hues.
A case which shows the strong link that developed in
St. Benedict the Moor:
"Continuing with religion, Saint Benedict the Moor is a saint of the Catholic Church. He was born at Fradella, a village of the Diocese of Messina in Sicily in 1526; he died April 4, 1589. His parents were slaves from Ethiopia. Because of Benedict's religious piety, their master freed him. Furthermore, owing to his strict virtues he was made superior of the monastery of Santa Maria de Jesus at Palermo. He devoted his life to caring for the sick and needy. He became known as "The Holy Negro." He was sought by persons from every class on matters of religion and other human concerns. He died at the age of 63; as a consequence of his God-filled life, a vigorous cult developed immediately after his death. His veneration became especially popular in Italy, Spain, and South America. The city of Palermo chose him as its patron saint. He was pronounced Blessed in 1743 by Pope Benedict XVII and was canonized in 1807 by Pope Pius VII." Adib Rashad http://www.edofolks.com/html/pub68.htm
Back to the Black Emperor:
After Severus’ first wife died, he married another woman
(probably another sister) and had 2 sons.
in Gallia Lugdunensis in 187, the now-widowed future Emperor married Julia
Domna a woman from a prominent family of the Syrian city of
Remember; don’t look at the word Syrian and think of the
people who occupies the region NOW. Think Africans in antiquity!
His sons became co-Emperors after his assassination. Now
check this out!
of Pertinax's assassination 28 March 193 in an uprising by the Praetorian
Guard quickly reached
Now what does Albinus mean? Albino? Briton was
It is a designation of a skin condition in this case? And are
they giving us a historical hint through his name?
Albinus was the Governor of Britain. But, again, why would his
name be Albinus? Was it to differentiate him from the other Britons or designate
that they had been black but are now Albino?
According to Dr. Francis Cress-Wellsing. The Caucasian is
the reject albino children of the African who later moved north into
If Clodius Albinus were Caucasian, why repeat the fact again in
his name? This is an attempt to give us a clue. It's a clue not only to the
location he lived in but, his true heritage. Maybe we can find
another clue to this little conundrum.
Clodius Albinus (c. 150 - February 19, 197) was a Roman usurper proclaimed
emperor by the legions in
Albinus came from an aristocratic provincial family in North
Africa and held the governorship of
Born in North Africa....well Albinus was born in
I have a dear friend that has Albanio traits and she is 100%
sista’ militant and she has a deep love for her people. She told me of so many
occasions that white people thought she was white and spoke ‘freely’ about
black people until she called them on their racism crap. They labeled her white
but she identified as a black woman.
What is a Blue Blood?
What does that mean exactly? We were told that If you could see
the blue veins then you are royalty – but is that so or something else? Over
time, as we all know, definitions, idioms, and original meaning are lost in
translation and time.
The ancient and the American equivalent:
so many other expressions, this one is well documented. It’s a direct
translation of the Spanish sangre azul. Many of the oldest and proudest
mark of this [their whiteness and so-called purity], they pointed to their
veins, which seemed bluer in color than those of such foreigners. This was
simply because the blue-tinted venous blood showed up more prominently in their
lighter skin, but they took it to be a mark of their pure breeding. So the
phrase blue blood came to refer to the blood, which flowed in the veins
of the oldest and most aristocratic families. The phrase was taken over into
English in the 1830s.
Ryder might aptly be called the dean of the Blue Veins. The original Blue Veins
were a little society of colored persons organized in a certain Northern city
shortly after the war. Its purpose was to establish and maintain correct social
standards among a people whose social condition presented almost unlimited room
for improvement. By accident, combined perhaps with some natural affinity, the
society consisted of individuals who were, generally speaking, more white than
black. Some envious outsider made the suggestion that no one was eligible for
membership who was not white enough to show blue veins.' Excerpted from:
The Wife of His Youth Charles Waddell Chesnutt, 1858-1932
another future rival, Pescennius Niger, Albinus won fame
early in Commodus' reign as a commander battling barbarians along the
Dacian frontier. Albinus served as a suffect consul, probably in the mid 180s,
after which he undoubtedly held more than one provincial governorship. By 192 he
So, there it is the Albinus (the blue blood/blue vein Jason Kidd
brother) and Peccennius
As regards to color, Tacitus, Roman Historian of 80 AD
distinctly mentions the 'dark complexion and the unusually curly hair' of the
Silures, or Black Celts, who occupied
Who were the Black Irish? The phrase is now used as a curse in
McRitchie, a folklorist and researcher of British history - says' the best
proofs of the Negro origins of some of the noble (blue-blood) British families
are 'the thick lipped Moors' on their Coat of Arms. Some families are
still named MOORE or MOHR, or MOOR.
Read just a bit more and the light will come on.
Emperor for two months, Marcus Didius Severus Julianus had an
authority that hardly extended beyond
Julianus was born 29 January, probably in
the city of
war was not yet over. Another provincial governor also had his eyes on the
So, Didus was an African too! And had close ties with the
second wife of Severus…hummm.
Severus the African Emperor had allies in
It’s still an African thang….
Didius was bi-racial – or as we would put it; “He was a
red-bone or fair skinned brother.”
But from the accounts in His-Story you would not be able to tell.
So let look at some modern day visuals shall we? Here we have Jason Kidd,
Wesley Snipes and Rick Fox they represent
Now, let’s recap:
HOW? WHY? Keep in mind the concept of CaeSar
and keep reading!
first great temple built specifically in honor of Isis was begun in Dynasty XXX
by Nectanebo II (360-343 BC) who built the Temple of Isis at Behbeit-el-Hagar,
which lies between Tanta and Damietta in the Eastern Delta."
"The cult of Isis was widespread in the Egypt of the dynastic period. From Egypt it spread northwards to Phoenicia, Syria and Palestine; to Asia Minor; to Cyprus, Rhodes, Crete, Samos and other islands in the Aegean; to many parts of mainland Greece - Corinth, Argos and Thessaly amongst them; to Malta and Sicily; and, finally, to Rome. In the first century BC, Isis was perhaps the most popular goddess in the
Issus was in
Polish, Czechoslovakian, Romanian and Austrian?
If it is true that a large proportion of the ancient miraculous
Madonna’s of the world are black, why is this phenomenon generally so little
known today? A poetic verse from 1629 catalogues some of the national shrines of
the most famous Black Virgin shrines are Chartes, Loreto, Zaragoza, Rocamadour,
Christians, both clergy and laity, simply accept that these shrines to the Black
Virgin, and the loyal, fervent devotion they foster, are ultimately
inexplicable, a mystery of the divine feminine. Some writers believe they
represent a Christian form of
BTW did you know that
Did anyone ever get the joke that the Governator - Der gropin'
Fuhrer, Arnold SwartzaNegger meant
The name Niger
has taken different twists and turns:
What about SwartzaNegger? Schwartz means black and Negger means a man from Niger...sooo.....
"There are also Black Madonna's in
'Like a river, her darkness comes from numerous sources, a multiplicity of streams. She surfaces in European and Near Eastern sites where black meteorite stones [Kaaba] fell out of the sky and were then venerated. She rises by healing waters, streams, rivers, and deltas. In some places, she is associated with storms, lightning and thunder. Her waters are fed by streams of a tradition where black symbolized Wisdom, the Womb of God. In the world of medieval mystics the Womb of enlightenment from the East, from
Africa, the Root, the Wisdom herself. She is rising to remind us that what we call darkness is invisible light. That ninety percent of what is - is invisible. That darkness matters, is to be valued, treasured.'
also took steps to cement his legitimacy as Emperor by connecting himself to the
Antonine dynasty. Severus now proclaimed himself the son of Marcus Aurelius,
which allowed him to trace his authority, through adoption, back to the emperor Nerva.
Julia Domna was awarded the title "Mother of the Camp" (mater
castrorum), a title only previously given to the empress Faustina the
Younger, Marcus' wife. Bassianus (see Elagabalus), the emperor's elder
son, was renamed Marcus Aurelius Antoninus and given the title Caesar. It was
this last step that marked a decisive break with Albinus.
had remained in
the end of 195, Albinus was declared a public enemy by Severus. The
Lat. Gallia, ancient designation for the land S and W of the Rhine, W
of the Alps, and N of the
All these Africans running around
Again let’s look at something else:
also took steps to cement his legitimacy as emperor by connecting himself to the
Antonine dynasty. Severus now proclaimed himself the son of Marcus Aurelius,
which allowed him to trace his authority, through adoption,
back to the emperor Nerva.
Through adoption huh? Well, what were the cases of adoption in
the early years of mans history?
1. There were two forms of adoption in Roman law. Adrogatio
had the affect of extinguishing one family line (merging it into another) for
the purpose of saving another.
a. Originally, only a paterfamilias (clan or
family head) could be adrogated.
b. When he became adopted, he lost his patria potestas
and he and all of his family became subject to the patria potestas of the
adrogator. Generally, the adrogator had to be at least 60 years old, have no
descendants of his own, and be at least 18 years older than the one to be
adrogated. During most of the Roman era adrogation had to be approved by
the legislative body (comitia curita).
2. The second form of Roman adoption, adoptio,
affected only an individual, and not his family. The adoptee first had to
be released from the potestas of his prior paterfamilias. This was affected
through a fictitious sale. The Twelve Tables provided that if a father sold his
son three times, the son was free. So the paterfamilias would sell his son to a
straw man twice (who would transfer him back) and the third time he would be
sold to the adopter.
Serverus was adopted by Marcus Areulius, after his first
wife died he married Julia Domina and had 2 sons who later became co-Emporers of
But, who was Julia, the second wife?
Domna (PIR2 I 663) was born about 170 in Emesa of
The Severeus family with the African Son at looked like him
Now, when you look up Elagabal it gets kinda crazy. That
worship was said to be Roman monotheism or the worship of a transsexual and
human sacrificing cult, BUT…need to do some more research on it because
His-Story has been known to change the reputations of many for it own interest
and promotion. It’s called dis-information.
At any rate the Emperor Elagabalus who changed his name and was
Severus’s son Bassianus, became Roman Emperor under the name of Elagabalus (A.
D. 218). Had African features and he was the high priest of the Elagabala cult
The god Heliogabalus:
conical, black, meteoric stone from Emesa served as the idol of the sun-god,
which Heliogabalus married to the Syrian moon-goddess Astarte, introduced from
The origin of Kubaba may have been kube or kuba
The stone associated with Cybele's worship was, originally, probably at Pessinus but perhaps at Pergamum or on Mount Ida. What is certain is that in 204 BCE it was taken to Rome, where Cybele became 'Mother' to the Romans. The ecstatic rites of her worship were alien to the Roman temperament, but nevertheless animated the streets of their city during the annual procession of the goddess's statue. Alongside Isis, Cybele retained prominence in the heart of the Empire until the fifth century BCE - when the stone was then lost. Her cult prospered throughout the Empire and it is said that every town or village remained true to the worship of Cybele. There is no indication as to where this stone originated, but since it pre-dates the revelation of the Holy Qur'an and Muhammad's prophethood, and even kissed, it must stem from the time of Abraham since the Hajj traditions are traceable to the patriarch of monotheism.
Secular historians point to the history of stone
worship, and especially meteorite worship, in pre-Islamic Arabia, and say that
it is likely that the Stone is a meteorite [see Isis]. There is no way to test
this hypothesis without removing and examining the Stone, which would not be
permitted by its guardians.
Isis and Astarte are the same goddess.
was renowned for its temple of the sun, adored here in the shape of a black
stone, whose priests formed a powerful aristocracy. Ee Anu or
Ponifex Maximus means POPE! The Pope was originally from the cult
of Isis and Osirus.
was the leader of the pontifical
pontificum), the highest priestly order in the Roman state religion.
pontifical college was made up of the fifteen priests, flamines,
each of whom served a single god or goddess. The flamines
were also called pontiffs,
member of the pontifical college was co-opted by the college as the leader,
hence the title pontifex
maximus. Initially only one of the three flamines
maiores could be pontifex
maximus, but towards the end of the
last to hold the title of pontifex maximus under the
title pontifex means literally "bridge builder" because they
bridged the gap between the world of man and the world of the gods.
highest priest of Roman religion and official head of the college of pontifices.
As the chief administrator of religious affairs he regulated the conduct of
religious ceremonies, consecrated temples and other holy places, and controlled the calendar.
During the time of the empire, and until Christianity became firmly established,
the emperor was designated Pontifex Maximus. After the supremacy of
Christianity, the popes assumed the title.
Gregory changed the calendar form the ancient time until now. We go by the
Gregorian calendar - so the year is not 2004 we may be in 2020 or 2030 by now!
Let me say here, just because it is African does not mean it is
or was correct. I believe the farther you get away for the source of the
spiritual knowledge, the more you err. We still have to rightly divided
truth in all things. As in anything, we have as a people turned our face
away from the Creator and in doing so we have found ourselves worshipping at the
foot of all manner of heinous activities including human sacrifice. If this is
true in this case then Elagabalus may have been one of those brothers that went
off the true path by misunderstanding the African and mixing it with Europe. The
past Pope in Roman John Paul is an avid Madonna worshipper which is an ancient
link between Roman and
MAN HAVING SEPARATED HIMSELF - SEEKETH TO INTERMEDDELETH WITH ALL
There were definitely African Emperors of Rome. During the
time of Severus there was a vying for power between of Africans. Most of the
noted warriors who fought with or struggled against Severus and those who came
before him were African. All the
Read between the lines - There you will see the missing pages of world History
and, world History is African History!
Just a friendly visual reminder: We
come in all shades and His-Story cannot change that fact.
roads lead to
Note: What did the title Caesar or Cae-Sar actually mean?
The title Caesar of Emperor is from the root word Sar from
the name/title of Sara(i) the wife of Abraham.
'And Abram [father] and Nahor took them wives; the name of Abram wife was
[Princess] Sar-ai…’ Gen.11:29.
Father and Nahor took them wives; the name of Father’s wife was Queen.”
Queen of what? Is that why se could easily turn the head of a
Pharaoh? Could a simple wife of a nomad become the wife or concubine of Pharaoh?
Tacitus the Roman historian of 80AD said:
knows Abraham was an Ethiopian.”
Sarai according to Strong's Concordance means: Lady noble or
queen. Sarai Abraham’s wife was
said to be his sister. SAR means: head person (of any rank and
class) General, governor, keeper, Lord, master, prince or princess, ruler or
Historically the African Dynasty or rulership had to be through
the Ethiopian woman and that truth was passed on in the name of Caesar, Czar
and Kaiser and Nebuchadnezzer all terms for Ruler or King.
Specifically from the line of the Ethiopian, and according to Diop, Clarke,
Huston, Malcioln, and other notable and reliable scholars the Ethiopian/Egyptian
mélange is the key to all discoveries. The titles listed above were
adopted by the European in order to legitimize their claim of world rulership.
But, as the word states:
by power or by might, but by my Spirit says the Lord....'
Julius Caesar understood this and so did Mark Anthony; both
courted the Ptolemaic and racially mixed princess Cleopatra in order to rule the
world. That world was and still is
National Geographic Map information - copyright July 1997
client kingdom under the Republic,
This may also account for the rise in [African] Church fathers in the Hebraic-Christian religion from 100AD-400AD although many were killed. This is another example of Study…look into history.
"Interestingly, at least ten Africans became Emperors of Rome. They are listed on the historical record as the following: Macrinu, Firmus, Emilianus, Septimius Serverus, Pescennius Niger, Aquilus Niger, Brutidius Niger, Q. Caecilus Niger, Novius Niger, and Trebius Niger who was a proconsul in Spain. Africans were authorities on medicine and they were often quoted by Caelius Aurelianus and Galen. Other noted Africans were Domituis Afer, orator, Arnobius Afer, Christian writer; and Victorianus Afer, a scholar of rhetoric whose statue was erected in the forum of Emperor Trajan...Fronto was another exceptional African writer; he taught the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, who was up to a point depicted accurately in the movie Gladiator. There was Apuleius another African writer, and Slavius Julians, an African who edited the Paraetorian Edict." http://www.edofolks.com/html/pub68.htm
…Again because it bears
repeating: African history is World history.
long as you are convinced you have never done anything, you can never do
Power to the People!
R. Birley, Septimius Severus: the
African emperor, 2nd edition (New Haven, Conn.: Yale, 1988)
Dio, Roman history, bk.76,
ch.7-bk.77, ch.2 (available in English translation in the Loeb Classical
bk.3, ch.13-bk.4, ch.4 (also available in the Loeb Classical Library)
Historia Augusta, Life of Geta (highly untrustworthy; English translations available in the
Loeb Classical Library and in a Penguin translation, Lives of Later Caesars, tr. Anthony Birley
Chastagnol, Histoire Auguste
(Paris: Robert Laffont, 1994), pp.425-29
Meckler, Caracalla and his late-antique
biographer: a historical commentary on the Vita Caracalli in the Historia
Augusta (diss. Univ. of Michigan, 1994) Excerpted from, Michael L. Meckler - Copyright (C) 1997
Catholic Online Encyclopedia
and Race - Volume 1 - J.A. Rodgers
Lies My Teacher Told Me – James Loewen
African Origin of Civilization,
by Cheikh Anta Diop
African Presence in Early Asia, edited by Runoko Rashidi and Ivan Van Sertima.
References from Edofolks:
Romans and Blacks, By Lloyd A. Thompson (University of Oklahoma Press, 1990)
Septimius Serverus: The African Emperor, By Anthony R. Birley (Yale University Press, 1988)
Blacks in Antiquity: Ethiopians in the Greco-Roman Experience, By Frank M. Snowden (Cambridge University Press, 1970)
Before Color Prejudice, By Frank M. Snowden (Cambridge University Press, 1984)
African Glory The Story of Vanished Negro Civilizations, By J. C. deGraft Johnson (Black Classic Press, 1986)
History of The African People Vol. II Africans in Europe, By G. K. Osei (The African Publication Society, 1971) .
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