Classic DACB Collection

All articles created or submitted in the first twenty years of the project, from 1995 to 2015.

Walatta-Mangasa, Giho

Alternate Names: Giho Wälättä-Mangäsa
Ancient Christian Church

Giho Wälättä-Mangäsa, (perhaps fl. c. 7th century A.D.), was a Christian lady whose death is commemorated in a Ge’ez inscription from Ham which may be dated to the seventh or eighth century. She lived in the reign of Emperor ‘Ellä-Sähel, but the King Lists record several rulers of this name in the century or so before Emperor Gäbrä-Mäsqäl.

A. K. Irvine


C. Conti Rossini, “L’iscrizione etiopica di Ham,” Atti della Reale Accademia d’Italia, Vol. I (1939), 151-6.

——-, “Les Listes des Rois d’Aksoum,” Journal Asiatique (1909): Liste C.

This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 ‘From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,’ copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.