The Mino of Benin

A History of Female Empowerment: The Mino of Benin

In Greek Myth, the Amazons were a terrifying group of women. As a matriarchal society, the women governed and fought, whilst the men performed household tasks and served to impregnate their superiors. This tribe is a fantastical myth, yet their namesakes, the ‘Dahomey Amazons’, were decidedly real, a brave and terrifying all-female militia who ferociously fought for and defended the country of Benin, then known as Dahomey... -Culture Trip

It is said that the Dora Milaje from the Black Panther movies are inspired by the Mino of Benin. Here's a short clip of the Dora Milaje fighting in the Black Panther movie. [Dora Milaje Warriors]

The inspiration for the Dora Milaje, the all-female special forces unit in the Marvel film Black Panther, is rooted in reality

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