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.
Having assessed the strength of her armies, Alexander decided to withdraw from Nubia, heading to Egypt instead. Another story claims that Alexander and Candace had a romantic encounter, there has to be a movie here.”
source: 500 words magazine
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