|The Crown of Queen Nzinga|
The crown on the camera-right pedestal.
July 27, 1994
Benjamin & Renee
The Crown of Queen Nzinga is the 67th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.
In this moat crossing, teammates cross the water simultaneously by swinging on multiple "ancient Babylonian wheels."
Steps of Knowledge
One of the greatest African leaders in the 1600's was the Queen of the Ndongo Tribe, Nzinga. When she was young, her brother sent her to make a treaty with the Portuguese Governor in Luanda, the capital of modern Angola.
"Be strong," He said. "Because the Portuguese are treacherous."
When she arrived, the Governor, on his throne, waited for her to speak. "Do not offer me a place to sit?" Asked Nzinga.
"That is for equals." Said the Governor. "You are not my equal."
"I am an emissary of the King of Ndongo, and I am your equal."
Nzinga clapped her hands, and one of her attendants knelt down on all fours. She sat on his back and proposed a treaty. By the end of her visit, they made the treaty on her terms. When her brother died, Nzinga became queen, and for over thirty years, she kept her people free. Legend has it that her grateful subjects treasured her crown long after she died.
|Steps of Knowledge Results|
|Was Queen Nzinga…?||
||Green Monkeys (2 steps left)|
|Which of these people did Queen Nzinga lead?||
||Green Monkeys (Wrong Answer - Not one of the three choices)|
|Red Jaguars (2 steps left)|
|Which of these European countries did Queen Nzinga deal with?||
||Purple Parrots (2 steps left)|
|Which of these did Nzinga make with the Portuguese?||
||Silver Snakes (2 steps left)|
|Did Nzinga live in…?||
||Red Jaguars (1 step left)|
|In which of these cities did Nzinga make a treaty?||
||Purple Parrots (1 step left)|
|Is Luanda today the capital of…?||
||Green Monkeys (1 step left)|
|Which of these ancient civilizations grew up on the banks of the Nile?||
||Purple Parrots (Advanced to Temple Games)|
|Which of these canals separates Africa from the Arabian Peninsula?||
||Red Jaguars (Advanced to Temple Games)|
The Purple Parrots are Tracy, who wanted to be a technical engineer and does gymnastics, and Robbie, who is interested in paleontology. The Red Jaguars are Benjamin, who does basketball and water skiing, and Renee, who plays tennis, wanted to be a doctor, and does dance.
Snake Worship (Squirting Statue)
In Queen Nzinga's time, many Africans worshiped animals - some even worshiped snakes like the giant ones before Benjamin and Tracy by bringing it offerings of jewels. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to grab a jewel, shinny up the snake's body, and place it on its hood. For each jewel placed, he/she had to run back to the starting point and start again. They had to hold on very tight as the snakes would be squirting them. The player with the most jewels on the snake's hood in 60 seconds won. Benjamin beat Tracy 3-2, awarding him a half pendant of life.
Quadruple Crown (Bungee Ceiling)
When her brother died, Nzinga was crowned queen by the Ndongo people. Renee and Robbie's task was to crown themselves not once, but four times. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to grab a rope in each hand and pull themselves up to the crowns on the ceiling. Once at the top, they then each had to grab a crown, place it on his/her head, and float back down. The player to bring down all four crowns or the player to bring down the most crowns in 60 seconds won. Robbie beat Renee Robbie-2, awarding him a half pendant of life.
Portuguese Soldiers (Sack Swing)
Queen Nzinga kept the Portuguese out of her country for over thirty years. The teams' task was to defeat the army before them just like how Nzinga defeated the Portuguese. One player was suspended in a sack, and when Kirk gave the signal, his/her partner had to swing them at a soldier statue. The team to knock down all three of their soldiers or the team with the most soldiers knocked down in 60 seconds won. The Red Jaguars knocked down their last soldier with 19 seconds of spare time, awarding them a full pendant of life and sending them to Olmec's Temple with 1½ pendants.
|Temple Games Results|
|Team||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Pendants Won|
|Red Jaguars||Won||Lost||Won||1½ Pendants|
|Purple Parrots||Lost||Won||Lost||½ Pendant|
Benjamin started in the Crypt. He failed to pull all of the books and headed down into the Ledges. He continued on the bottom floor and met back to back temple guards in the Laser Light Room and the Swamp. Renee followed Benjamin's path directly. However, while entering the Dark Forest, Renee passed up the half pendant and was captured by a temple spirit.
|Temple Run Results|
|Reached the Artifact||No|
|Method of Loss||Triple Seizure (1:07 left)|
|Temple Guard Locations|
|Half Pendant Location||The Swamp|