AFRICA'S LAST Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I with his Lions. The lion is considered as Ethiopia‘s national animal and can be seen on various national artifacts such as the Ethiopian Lion of Judah flag and Ethiopian Airline.
Rastafarian is a religious movement that emerged in Jamaica in the mid- 20 between the working class and black farmers, calling for the repatriation of the same to his ancestral home : Ethiopia - Africa. This movement proclaims Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia , as the earthly representation of Jah (God).
Another major practice of the rastafari culture are the wearing of the colors red, green, and gold. According to religionsfacts.com, “Red stands for the triumphant church of the Rastas as well as the blood of the martyrs in the black struggle for liberation. Gold represents the wealth of their African homeland and green symbolizes Ethiopia's beauty and lush vegetation.” The Lion of Judah also symbolizes the Imperial Ethiopian flag, used in Haile Selassie I's Ethiopia.