If you doubt the indomitable Tigrayan gallantry, Go knock at your granddad's grave in AdiTekelezan, he is still honest enough to tell you how Tigrayan fanos led by Bezbiz Kahsay and Alula decimated 10s of Thousands of Anglo-Egyptian invaders at the world famous wars of Gundet and Gurae. If that is not enough. he will remind you the song by Deqiabats back then, which went as follows: " atum Gibtsi, Atum SteAdu;
Gidefu, Gidefu, n'Adwa AytiKidu!
Ababezbiz Kahsay, Abu'lo Aridu;
Ababezbiz Zion, Qorats Eya Kebdu;
b'Estate Gomera KeytNedu!"
The peace-loving and peace-making TigrayanEthios, famed for their Agazian origins,
neverever provoke or start any conflict, however, they had never been defeated in any war in defence of Ethiopia, Axumzion, and their civilization.
Among the countless Tigrayan warriors across the Millennia, Emperor Yohannes was in fact the quintessential warrior king of" biblical proportions", the tallest African hero-king, who led hundreds of major wars, and always beat his mortal enemies. Need I mention the wars against the Italos at Ailet, Saati, Hintilo, etc, right at the gates of Maswa? Those fierce incidents brought Alula to the forefront of" who is who among the World's top Generals", making Alula the best African General since the years dominated by the fearsome Axumite Generals: Abraha, Aryat, Gebremeskel, etc, who conqured 75 % of Arabia. Make no mistake, A hero likeYohannes dies in war, a sacred mission that he decisively wins for his nation's eternal pride, so his legacy galvanizes Ethiopians in posterities to defend their nation with utmost gallantry-- winning every war, even if it entails THE maryrdom of HIM, the MOST towering ETHIOPIAN of THE HIGHEST Imperial proportions