Saturday, April 26, 2014

Who is Queen Netha?
By: Cozmo Ali-El

Tradition Holds that Noble Drew Ali "showed Bro. T. Booker-Bey and some other Moors one night, a spot in Chicago, Illinois, where a Moabite Queen ruled from. Her name was Queen Netha, and she waged war with five Pharaohs," according to Oral Statements and Prophesies of Prophet Noble Dew Ali.
It has been inferred that perhaps Netha is a reference to Nefer and is perhaps referring to queen Nefer or Nafer-tiri However, there is historical information to support an actual Netha. Netha itself is a title and has been often used as a surname.
According to "Behind the Name" website it's gender is masculine and feminine. It's usage is Indian Merotic, and Hindu. Pernounceed Neetha. It dates back to the 1500bc through the Telugu peoples to Sansrit to Kushite 25 Dynasty. It means Leader or Master.
We find further evidence of it's definition in the book "A Pali Reader," by Dines Andersoen, PH.D. (Pali (also Pāḷi) is a Middle Indo-Aryan language that is in the Prakrit language group and was indigenous to the Indian subcontinent.) Netha has it's origin in the in the verb Neti which means to lead, guide, carry off and take.
Minerva is by some supported to have been originally the Egyptian deity worshipped particularly at Sais under the name Neith or Netha. [(according to "Manul of Classical Literature." Classical Antiques. By Johann Joachim Eschnburg]
A google search of the name netha shows that it is mostly used as a name today in India.
According to the "Ancient History Encyclopedia," Mark Cartwright, Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, commerce, handicrafts, poetry, the arts in general, and later, war.
Thomas Maurice "Observations on the remains of Ancient Egyptian Grandeur and Superstitions" asserts that Netha has esoteric implications. " It has been already observed that by Netha the Egyptians meant the supreme wisdom."
Queen Netha, however, is indeed a real figure. 

N ei th
Q ue en
6th dy nas ty
fl. c. 23rd cent ury BC
One of the queens of the 6th dynasty pharaoh Pepi II. Neith was probably a daughter of the pharaoh Pepi I and queen Ankhesenpepi I, making her half-sister to pharaoh Pepi II. Neith may be the mother of pharaoh Nemtyemsaf II.
Or maybe Drew Ali was making reference to: 

Perhaps some clarity can be obtained from the history of Chicago or for that matter of native America in general. The name Chicago is derived from the local Indian word chicagoua for the native garlic plant (not onion) Allium tricoccum. This garlic (in French: ail sauvage) grew in abundance on the south end of Lake Michigan on the wooded banks of the extensive river system which bore the same name, chicagoua. Father Gravier, a thorough student of the local Miami language, introduced the spelling chicagoua, or chicagou8, in the 1690`s, attempting to express the inflection which the Indians gave to the last syllable of the word. according to "CHICAGO: MEANING OF THE NAME AND LOCATION OF PRE-1800 EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS by John F. Swenson; adapted from "Chicagoua/Chicago: The Origin, Meaning, and Etymology of a place name"; Illinois Historic Journal 84, winter 1991."
The native Miami language belong to the Algonquian language group spoken by the Mississippi tribe of the illinois Confederacy.

"The term Mississippian includes several similar regional archaeological cultures. The southwestern portion of this huge area (Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma) is known as Caddo; the Oneota reached northward into Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin; and Mississippian-like towns and settlements in the Ohio River valley are known as Fort Ancient: all of these distinctive cultures share the important traits of mound construction, artifact forms, symbols, and stratified ranking." Mississippian CultureNative American Farmers of the American Midwest and Southeast By K. Kris Hirst. 

1st dynasty
fl. c. 31st century BC
Queen of Egypt, and likely wife of Narmer.

Dr. Umar Shabazz bey has provided plethora of information regarding the locations of many mounds and pyramids connecting not only Chicago but the all of N. America with the Pyramid Culture of Egypt. In fact, the Mississippian culture resembled that of the Nile Valley in location, farming, trade and transportation.

Mississippian Civilization

Nile Valley 



Nile Valley Farming 


Suffice it to say that a Queen Netha ruling fromChicago is not such a far fetched idea in terms of modern Archeology. However, imagine what it would of been like back during the time of Noble Drew Ali when he was delivering the bit of history that he shared with the Moors of his day (Brother T. Booker-Bey and other Moors.)
Also, When one thinks of five Pharaohs, one may have a tendency to jump way over to Egypt without realizing that there may have been Pharaohs ruling In N. America. Evidence of Pyramids and mounds strongly support the idea.