Na'od was nəgusä nägäst (1494 - 31 July 1508) Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonic dynasty. He was the second son of Berat I and his second wife Kalyupe (also called "Calliope"), and was born at Gabarge.
Na'od began construction on a lavish church in Amhara, which was decorated with gold leaf and known as Mekane Selassie. However, he died before it was completed, and he was buried in a tomb inside the church; his son Emperor Lebna Dengel completed the construction in 1530. Francisco Álvares records seeing the church as it was being constructed, and mentions that he was kept from entering it by the local clergy. However, not long after its completion, Imam Ahmad Gragn managed to penetrate the province of Amhara, and on 3 November 1531, he personally pillaged the structure and set it afire.
- James Bruce, Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile (1805 edition), vol. 3, p. 148
- Sihab ad-Din Ahmad bin 'Abd al-Qader, Futuh al-Habasa: The Conquest of Ethiopia, translated by Paul Lester Stenhouse with annotations by Richard Pankhurst (Hollywood: Tsehai, 2003), pp. 231f
- C.F. Beckingham and G.W.B. Huntingford, The Prester John of the Indies (Cambridge: Hakluyt Society, 1961), pp. 360f, 582
- Sihab ad-Din, Futuh, pp. 245ff
- G.W.B. Huntingford, The historical geography of Ethiopia from the first century AD to 1704, (Oxford University Press: 1989), p. 105
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