KANDAKA or “Candace” is a term for a Queen in Meroe’s language, they were warriors queens that lead their nation in wars. This term is widely used in modern time among the protesters calling the strong women that show bravery in various situations kandaka / kandakat. A very famous Kandake was “Candace” of Meroe; she was the queen of Nubia at the time of the conquests of Alexander the Great. According to legend, Alexander encountered her when he invaded Nubia. However, Alexander never attacked Nubia; but keep reading anyway.
The story unveils that when Alexander attempted to conquer her lands in 332 BC, the Kandake arranged her armies strategically to meet him and sat regally on a war elephant as he approached. Talk about showmanship.
source: 500 words magazine
Kandaka Sweatshirt is A sturdy and warm sweatshirt bound to keep you warm in the colder months. A pre-shrunk, classic fit sweater that’s made with air-jet spun yarn for a soft feel.
- 8.0 oz., 50/50 cotton/polyester
- Classic fit
- Reduced pilling and softer air-jet spun yarn
- 1×1 athletic rib knit collar, cuffs, and waistband, with spandex
- Double-needle stitched collar, shoulders, armholes, cuffs, and waistband
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