The Legend of Pokou


Are stories today highlights leader whose life was surrounded by legend magic. She overcame significant. Hardship stood up to an army and eventually established a new homeland. Let's let's talk about Queen. Pokou Poku was born around seventeen hundred likely in what's now Ghana to a noble family of the Ashanti People. They were a centuries old African tribe with roots dating back as far as the year thirteen hundred poku was the niece of. Oh say two known as has the greatest Ashanti King because the Ashanti monarchy was matrilineal Poku was included in the line of succession during his rule. Oh say to united in many smaller kingdoms into the larger Ashanti Empire when in seventeen eighteen he was ambushed and killed Howard passed onto poku brother their day. Calm during day Khan's rule who selected a husband an attempt to produce an heir. It didn't get pregnant. Who was quite brave? Leave one day when day Khan and the army were away from the Ashanti. Capital enemy troops ambushed the town and killed all the royal princesses except Recoup Kuku arranged for others to escape but decided to stay behind and defend the town however she cut the enemy. Warriors took her hostage. d-conn soon returned from war furious to discover the besieged capital. He appointed a warrior named Tano to lead Loku's rescue party. They successfully successfully defeated the enemy group and got poku back Tano and Poku then got married. The new couple had a baby boy together. The heir to the Ashanti anti thrown Dakin fell ill when Poku son was still only a baby so we attempted to appoint an older air but day. Cons choice was murdered by his rival. Who who hoped to seize the throne himself after killing the chosen heir? The rival tried to gain favor with Poku to secure his place on the throne but she refused to endorse him. He was determined to seize power regardless so poku left the shontae capital altogether to establish her own kingdom. She invited anyone anyone in the Ashanti Empire to come with her and many of the smaller kingdoms previously united by her uncle Osa to to decided to follow her to a new land. The story of Baku's peril filled adventure to a new land has been passed down in legend. For centuries in many ways echoes the story of Moses and the Hebrews escaped from Egypt and Pokou and her followers fled the capital city with the soldiers of the guy who wanted to be king on their trail. They had to navigate a treacherous jungle filled with snakes panthers and giant elephants many of them also fought illness through the hazardous journey coup and the fleeing subjects reached an impasse. Thank thank Komo River which was to deep and violent across. According to legend the group decided they had to make a sacrifice to the river gods in order to make the crossing crossing possible Poku that she would have to sacrifice something hugely important to her in order to save for people in anguish. She sacrificed her son to the river. Ever different versions of the legend claim. A variety of magical means helped Pokou and her people cross the river including an enormous tree bridge and the help of crocodiles and hippos regardless the refugees cross. The river narrowly escaping pursuit. When Poku Oku safe she cried Bali which means the child is dead because of this new group of settlers came to be called the bow? The the exodus from the Ashanti capital occurred sometime between seventeen thirty and seventeen fifty. Migration took the ballot into what's now Cote d'Ivoire their err poku conquered territory established a new homeland for her people. She was known as a leader and an expert mediator not long after establishing doing this new settlement around seventeen sixty folk who died per legacy lived on and in the years following her death. Ola Influence continued to grow

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