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During the reign of Selassie earlier in Ethiopia, the flag had the picture of a lion in the center, with green, yellow and red horizontal stripes in the background.
The lion was used to symbolize the Ethiopian monarch, while the colors were those of most of the African nations.
The green represented the lush vegetation of Africa, the yellow its wealth of gold, and the red represented the blood of martyrs. You can find the Ethiopian lion flag for sale from a variety of different sources.
The flag was a symbol of the Rastafari movement. Also known as Rasta, it was a new religious movement in Jamaica during the 1930s. The followers of the movement worshiped Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, as God incarnate. He was the former Emperor of Ethiopia who ruled from 1930–1936 and 1941–1974.
The symbolism of the lion was adopted from Christianity in which Jesus is described as the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Haile Selassie was therefore believed to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ by the Rastafari movement. In some of the sub-sects of the movement, Haile Selassie I was considered as God Himself, or Jah as He is sometimes referred to in the Bible.
Some Rastafari referred to their faith as Protestant Christianity, Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, or even Judaism. The believers of the movement also consider Africa or “Zion” to be the place of origin of humankind. Rastafari is most often not considered as a religion but as more of an ideology or a movement, or as some Rastas put it, “a way of life”.
It should not be confused with traditional Christianity as the movement has totally different views and beliefs not found in the Bible. You can find the Ethiopian lion flag for sale on different websites that sell flags of various kinds.