From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"In the late 1960s reggae, a reinterpretation of American rhythm and blues, became popular around the world, due in large part to the international success of Bob Marley. Marley was viewed as a Rastafarian messianic figure by some fans, particularly throughout the Caribbean, Africa, and among Native Americans and Australian Aborigines. His lyrics about love, redemption and natural beauty captivated audiences." --Sholem Stein
- (Judeo-Christian tradition) The one who is ordained by God to lead the people of Israel, believed by Christians to be Jesus Christ.
- An extremely powerful divine figure.