That lord heard a chicken crowing, saying that "whoever eats my head will be legitimate ruler". He, the ruler, asked the virtuous Takla Haymanot (1215-1313) - the author of Debra Libanos cloister who was adored as a holy person when this was composed - to help. Takla Haymanot encouraged him to eat the head himself, however the cook discarded it while setting up the chicken. Obviously, Yekuno Amlak tracked down it and ate it. A holy messenger appeared to Takla Haymanot and let him know that this helpless kid was the genuine descendent of Solomon and his authentic ruler. Before long, the Zagwe were toppled. The story may be whimsical, however the case to Solomonic lineage was vital later on.
Strangely, it was not so significant at that point. Solomonic plunge was only one of numerous strategies to legitimize the administration of Yekuno Amlak. The story cited from the Kebra Nagast is just one of a lot, and a lot a greater amount of them accentuate Aksum considerably more than Solomon; and, regardless, the Kebra Nagast isn't referenced particularly by any stretch of the imagination in other essential sources. Activities that demonstrate the government is Christian, then again, are normal.
Further, there was no settled custom of progression from father to oldest child. Researcher Sara Marzagora has contended that this drop ought to be perceived as strict rather than exacting. The Kings of Abyssinia were not such a lot of the children of Solomon as the successors to his realm, the New Israel. That was not really surprising at that point - Saxons, for instance, asserted their drop from Isaac. It is possible that Solomonic associations were only one method of demonstrating progression from Aksum and henceforth association with the universe of the Bible, rather than relationship with his line.
Present day Ethiopia
150 years after Yekuno Amlak, his administration was pushed to the brink of collapse.