The Legendary Somali Queen Caraweelo Was Actually An Ethiopian Jewish Queen
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Somali folklore is rich in powerful stories that have withstood the test of time in the absence of a written script. One particular legend, celebrated and loathed by many equally, is the ancient Somali queen named Caraweelo (English: Araweelo). She was a powerful and fearsome ruler who antagonised her male subjects by castrating them right after birth in an attempt to keep them from dethroning her. Dozen versions of the tale have been recorded from Somali oral tradition but the key elements are in sync, namely a formidable ruler and castrator despised generally by her male subjects.
Legend dictates that she was ultimately killed by her grandson who escaped her campaign of emasculation after Caraweelo’s daughter interceded several times to delay the wicked process until he was of age.