An Ethiopian Journal

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The Lion of Judah

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HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I with a lion

Written by Tseday

July 22, 2009 at 7:45 pm

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  1. Hi Tsedey! It’s amazing, just a couple of hours ago, I was walking down to the park where I met an elderly lady with her dog. She told me about Emperor Haile Selassie an extraordinary story: During his visit to Europe in the 1950s he was staying in a hotel, from where he saw a guy treating his dog with some respect. The Emperor was touched by this particular action that he sent someone to the guy with a small gift. Amazing!


    July 22, 2009 at 8:25 pm

  2. I was at an African fair today in Brooklyn on my lunch break and came across a t-shirt with the photo of the Emporor touching the lion. Even though I really could not afford the shirt I was so intrigued by this picture I had to buy it. There is something so intense but calming at the same time happening in the moment caught on film, I can not stop thinking about it. What man has the courage to do this, and do it with a peaceful smile?I don’t know of any, especially today, but I’m truly glad that the photo exists, it gives hope of peace in the world. Just to know that this man is African royalty, that’s a whole nother story in it self. WOW!


    June 1, 2010 at 5:07 am

  3. Can someone give me more info on this particular photo of the Emporor touching the Lion? I found info on the Emporor, his bio, but I specificly want more info on this photo. It’s mystical!


    June 1, 2010 at 5:12 am

  4. […] Heavy Linkage: News You Should Know For 7.22.10 Friday, July 23rd is Haile Selassie I’s Earth Day. On October 4, 1963, His Imperial Majesty gave a speech at the United Nations’ General Assembly in New York City, part of which was turned into the song “War” by Bob Marley. Photo from An Ethiopian Journal […]

  5. @ Tariku

    Touching story indeed! Thx for sharing!

    I am a born german… so many mystical things happened during the visits of H.I.M to Germany…. i have the deepest respect for Haile Selassie I cause he’s the only one who is worthy to be called the Lion of Judah in this time. Sooner or later the whole world will realize that!

    Great blog!


    February 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  6. HIM Haile Selassie had over 30 lions roaming the imperial compound,I am an Ethiopian and the Lion of Judah feels like a treasure to me :)


    February 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm

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