HISTORY of Mino

The Mino, which means "our mothers", or so-called Dahomey Amazons, were a Fon all-female military army of the Republic of Benin which lasted until the end of the 19th century. The kingdom was largely made up of the Fon people, who were situated towards the south of the country sandwiched by Togo to the left and Nigeria to the right. The term ‘Amazons’ was derived from the Western observers due to their similarities in build to the Amazons in Greek mythology. 

The Dora Milaje, warriors and bodyguards of the Marvel Comics character Black Panther, are partially based on the Dahomey Amazons. 

The Mino aka Dahomey Amazons are known as one of the most powerful warriors in African history.