Monday, January 30, 2023

S4E5: Ralambo - The Miracle Child

While Malagasy historiography has labelled his father as the "First King of Imerina", Ralambo may be the single most important king in Merina history. Many crucial elements of Merina life, such as the veneration of Sampy, the consumption of beef, and even the name "Imerina" itself trace their roots back to this oustanding monarch. 
An example of an Ody, an amulet used to store hasina from a sampy.

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