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H.I.M. Haile Selassie I, and his Lions

Posted by rod - 10.12.2010

A small vintage collection of Ethiopia‘s emperor Haile Selassie I with his Lions. The lion is considered as Ethiopia‘s national animal and can be seen on various national artifacts such as the Ethiopian Lion of Judah flag and Ethiopian Airline. Images via ethiopianreview, and flickriver

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  • From: steve
  • Dec 24, 2010

rasta, aint scared, he run things…………..

  • From: Name*
  • Mar 08, 2011

I’m from ethiopia but I never knew his lions didn’t rip him apart. That’s soooo cool!!!

  • From: Omar
  • Mar 09, 2011

“That’s why he’s the conquering lion”hail the king of kings of Ethiopia HIM emperor Haile Selassie I …

  • From: Stamper Rastaman
  • Mar 11, 2011


  • From: JAHLIVE
  • Apr 02, 2011


  • From: Extraordinary
  • May 06, 2011


  • From: Rohan
  • Jun 12, 2011

Selassie I… i n i know Jah live.

  • From: Daniel Makonnen
  • Jun 24, 2011

I am happy to see my king, my beloved king. The most respected human being. I am proud to be an Ethiopian

  • From: Seyoum Nigussie
  • Jun 28, 2011

From Seyoum Nigussie
June 28, 2011

His Majesty Haile Selassie is father of African independence, and like Abraham Lincoln, he was a champion to abolish slavery. His spirit lives for ever!

  • From: Sugaras
  • Jun 30, 2011

Jah Rastafari, my heart is filled with love, Jah bless all Rastafarians.

  • From: malachi
  • Jul 06, 2011

me love Rastari…me love Emperor Haile Selassie I…Jah bless all Rastas…..

  • From: Seyoum Tadesse
  • Aug 22, 2011

This is from Seyoum Tadesse.

U know I have never seen a King like him for Ethiopia and I don’t expect such a leader for Ethiopia in the future too. In his time people of Ethiopia lived peacefully and without any harassment all over the country. He was really elected by God. I don’t think that in the future we get such a leader in Ethiopia. All the people in his time was lucky to have him as a king. I am proud of him. He was the father of Africa and contributed a lot to this country to have such a modern shape. He is the one who encouraged the youth to go to school and gave Ethiopian a chance to learn abroad and introduce Ethiopia to the world. In fact, I don’t have enough word to explain him but he was the father of Ethiopia and Africa, too. I love him a lot.

  • From: Aveena-Kilah
  • Oct 19, 2011

WOW! He had lions! Now I have Something for global history!!! thats so cool!!!1

  • From: bill young
  • Jan 09, 2012

am happy a great man like Haile Selasie I kept his life ina de lions cuz he knew now and then high life is going to move on well with all his believers

  • From: Emanuel L Israel
  • May 10, 2012

This brother and King was in the bloodline of King David, King Solomon and Jesus also called the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

  • From: Bedil Derese
  • Jul 03, 2012

King of Kings rest in peace, you are a pioneer of Modernization to Ethiopia, we owe you, but it would have been nice if you didn’t stack to the thrown until you die, derg may not come , EPRDF may not come and catastrophe may not happen, if you transferred power to the educated son’s of yours. past is past RIP.

  • From: khavhu big
  • Oct 01, 2012

Haile was the father of all lions how could lion enjoy his own flesh, I n I says lion troubles no man. wherever he go it was a lion in his kingdom. Jah bless all lions.

  • From: Genus
  • Nov 02, 2012

Greetings in the name of H. I. M. Some years ago I happened to come across a Pathe news reel which showed H.I..M sitting on his throne, with lions gracefully walking and moving about him. I noticed that he had no fear of them and they both seemed to be at peace with each others nature. This I have never known could be possible with wild cats.
Since then I have tried, in vain, to find this old video footage. If there is anyone out there who can help me in my quest to find it again I would be so honoured and grateful.

  • From: Name*herbsman
  • Dec 02, 2012

live up rastas and lionnest all in wold and i salute u haile i thank you for all effort in black people

  • From: Michael
  • Jan 06, 2013

The Lion of Judah shall break every chain

  • From: Audry
  • Jan 11, 2013

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  • From: wan jah
  • Jan 21, 2013

The facts of his life are well known. Haile Selassie’s influence on the world is his most enduring legacy. Born Tafari Makonnen in 1891, Haile Selassie came to be identified inextricably with Ethiopia. Only rarely in the modern world does the story of a man become so closely linked to the story of a nation. It is said that great events beget great men, but they beget failures as well, and the boundary between the two is often defined by singular acts of courage. These the Ethiopian Emperor did not lack.

  • From: Bantan
  • Nov 16, 2013

Read Psalms 72 and 87 and ask the questions especially 87. He is the word who became flesh and dwelt amoungst us. Rastafar I

  • From: chali
  • Mar 25, 2014

me love selassie……

JAH!! RASTAFAR I, give thanks and praises to the most high..

  • From: Eugene
  • Aug 02, 2014

I m not sure African will get such a hero like tafari makone.proud to be a Rastafarian

  • From: Ras I
  • Sep 14, 2014

The Conquering Lion … .

  • From: Aziz
  • Dec 13, 2014

Greatman RIP.Africa salute u.

I have just learned that a life long friend of my mother, named “Jolly” to his friends , real name Giles Holtom, was trained in some vet nary practices and had been called on, to assist in the healing of Haile Selassie’s lions. He was a remarkable man.

  • From: Mothusi
  • Jan 29, 2015

Rastari Makonnen, Haile Selassie I

Is the only1 who can symphasise nd harmonise once’s self with the Lions.
He’s the only1 who had it, Ina the soul he possesed….!!!
He led Ethopias’ Independence to a rolling level.

Africans lets be proud….We are a blessed nation…..Even slavery could not break us apart….Shine on black stars,shine on!!.

Our Lord liveth and reigneth Most High Holy Selassie I. King of all Kings Lord of all lords on this earth. Christ in his Kingly character . Worthy of all praises and honour from the up rising of the sun to the going down of the same. Mark the perfect man, the end of that man is peace. Crown Prince King of peace . Conquering man lion of the tribe of Judah , the light of this world.and the exemplary Elect of God. The living word manifest in flesh. First epistle. John ,chapter 4. His majesty Honourable is both Human and Devine. Never separated his humanity from his divinity. King Alpha and Queen Omega. Our redemer is strong the Lord of host is his name Most High Holy Selassie I. Ever living, Ever sure, Ever Faithfull , Ever Eternal. No man in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was found worthy to open the book and loose the7 seals there of. And Judah wept. And one of the elders said weep not the Lion of the tribe of Judah he hath prevailed to open the book and loose the 7 seals there of. The lion of Judah shall break every chain and give us the victory again and again. Some trust in horses some trust in chariots but we trust in the true and living God .Most High Holy Selassie I. None before and none after. None like King Alpha. Negus Negussie. For for unto us a child is born a son is given and he shall be called the wonderful counciler the living God. And Prince and princess shall come out off Babylon but We Ethopians Africans home and abroad shall stretch our hands unto our God. Most High Holy SelassieI. JAH. RASTAFARI. One God one aim one destiny one voice. One action.One love. One heart.

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  • From: Name*
  • Jun 05, 2016


His Majesty will appear if you fast and pray and ask Him with a pure heart…

Every Natural Thing Have Life,even The Soil Is A Living Soil, Jah Lives Silah, Ras Working Danite

from 1 savior to another.
Iman Yeso krestos to
Heile selassie I.

Power of the trinity inbween them.
Africa U blessed.
Children of jah jah MOST HIGH

from S.A down far south in the continent were creation began.

Praise be to H.I.M the lion of Judah.

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