In 1703, at the age of twenty-two, Beatrice sought to restore the grandeur of the Kongo .
These interpretations are derived not entirely from the piece itself but also from traditional ritual practice and the relationship between authority and death in Kongo thought.
Battles for succession harrowed the Kongo ; eight kings ruled in the period between 1614 and 1641.
The Congo area is thought to have been uninhabited before the 15th century when Pygmies moved into the area from the north and Kongo people from the east.
The primary emblem of this movement was Saint Anthony of Padua, a Portuguese-born saint associated with the protection of children and mothers and conceived as the source of Kongo salvation.
According to the Kongo conception of human experience, the cross is at once a metaphor for the cosmos and a diagram of the trajectory of a human life as it traverses the realms of the living and the ancestors.
From this point Kongo sovereignty was slowly undermined by demands of the Portuguese residents for labor, leading to a major revolt led by Tulante Andre Buta in 1913-14.
Portuguese is the official language, although 95 percent of Angolans speak Ovimbundu, Mbundu, Kongo , Chokwe, and other languages.
The Portuguese discoverers reached the mouth of the Congo River in 1482 and began trading with the Kongo kingdom.
As such, the name of the religion reflects the reputation of people of Kongo descent in Cuba; they are rural, strong, and strong willed.