SUMMARY

EMIGRATION OF TÊ AGBANLIN : The creation

of hôgbonou's kingdom (Porto-Novo)

1-PREVIOUS HISTORY OF KINGS OF PORTO-NOVO

 

2-EXODUS OF KOKPON AND ITS FOLLOWS 

 

3-EMIGRATION OF TÊ AGBANLIN 

4-AVADJO or king ZOUNON

 

5-THE MAIN MINISTERS OF THE KINGDOM 

 

6-GENEALOGY OF THE KINGDOM

EMIGRATION OF TÊ AGBANLIN: Towards the creation Of HÔGBONON's ( Porto Novo ) realm In front of the intransigence of the cabinet and MÈWOUEGBO TÊ AGBANLIN's threats left Allada and went with the continuation(suite) southward. Having crossed the villages of Calavi, Ganvié, Louo and Djassin, it(he) was welcomed by AKOTCHOU-GBÉNOU whom it(he) knew well . Prince AKOTCHOU-GBÉNOU was one of the partisans of KOKPON (father of TÊ AGBANLIN). It(he) had followed KOKPON in its(his) trip from Tadô but it(he) lived not enough time to Allada. It(he) continued its(his) exodus southward and came to base the village Dê Houta (near Porto Novo). Being welcomed by AKOTCHOU, TÊ AGBANLIN was in the narrow. It(he) conquered villages surroundings such as Aklon, Djassin and created in 1688 HÔGBONOU ( PPRTO-NOVO's ) realm which he tried hard to organize just like his country of origin Adja. Tado to immortalize the traditions of his ancestors. Descendant of DASSA, it(he) made come to HÔGBONOU a descendant of DASSOU and named him a king in a village that it(he) baptized Davié. This king should play the same role as Adja Tado's " Daviéhôlou ". All the royal lineages of Adja Tado were afterward represented in Porto Novo. TÊ AGBANLIN installed(settled) them in various portions of the city. To the descendants of: * HINTO and HOUNDJAN, it(he) attributed(awarded) the big market and Agbo Komè * TÈ RAMI it(he) attributed(awarded) Adomè. In this lineage was confided(entrusted) the key of AHOLOUHÔ's temple. It is the role which should henceforth supply both main dignitaries of the cult of the ancestor. These dignitaries were chosen only among the threads of the princesses of blood. From this time, the presence in the temple of a member of this lineage became compulsory during the coronation of king. * HOUAN it(he) attributed(awarded) Lokossa * LIZOUMÈ it(he) attributed(awarded) Ouèzoumè * ZIN it(he) attributed(awarded) Zinkomè (The descendants of LIZOUMÈ ET DE ZIN supplied later the LIGAN) * DOSSOU and TÊ HOUANTON, it(he) attributed(awarded) Zèbou. They gave the MÈWOU and later, the AHÔGAN under Toffa's 1-st administration HOUAN, LIZOUMÈ, ZIN, DOSSOU and KOMÈ, deified and still liked by bone days, received each a special temple built in the shade of Iroko.

 

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