Please keep in mind the pictures and descriptions are from over 20 years ago.
It is likely much has changed and some of these Kings may no longer be alive.
With each striking photograph, Laine provides a brief biography and historical notes about the tribe and its rituals.
I attempted to find some recent information on some of these individuals but updates were sparse and it was difficult to validate any of the information I did find.
If any history buffs have more details, please let us know in the comments below!
The Fon (King) is the brother of courageous and powerful animals.
At night, he has the power to transform himself into a panther, where he haunts the forest, runs through the savana and drinks from torrents.
The hardcover book (no longer in print) is 160 pages.