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What is the Tabono symbol?
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The West African Adinkra language is full of many symbols representing complex ideas, expressions, the attitudes of the West African people toward life, as ...

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Ochosi – Yoruban Divine Warrior
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Ochosi, also known as Oshosi, Ochossi or Oxosi, is a divine warrior and hunter as well as the embodiment of justice in Yoruban religion. He was a highly ...

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Olokun – Orisha of the Depths of the Ocean
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In Yoruba mythology, Olokun was the orisha (or spirit) of the waters of the earth and the depths of the ocean where the light never shone. He was considered ...

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Oya – The Goddess of Weather
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In Yoruba religion, Oya was the goddess of weather, known to be one of the most powerful deities in Africa. She was also a strong and brave warrior who was ...

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Yemaya (Yemoja) – Yoruba Queen of the Sea
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Yemaya, also known as Yemoja, Yemanja, Yemalla and others,  was the river or sea orisha of the Yoruba people, one of the largest ethnic groups of ...

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Tanit Goddess – Meaning and Symbolism
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Tanith, also called Tinnit or Tinith, was the chief goddess of Ancient Carthage, a city within Phoenicia in northern Africa. She is strongly associated with ...

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Oshun – Symbolism of the Yoruba Goddess
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Oshun, also known as Oxum and Ochún, is a supreme being or Orisha of the Yoruba people - the largest ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria. In the Yoruba ...

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Nyame Nti – A Popular Adinkra Symbol
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Nyame Nti is an Adinkra symbol of religious significance, representing an aspect of the Ghanaian’s relationship with God.The symbol has a flowy ...

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Sankofa – What Does This Adinkra Symbol Mean?
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Adinkra symbols are images that convey concepts and can be used to tell stories, much like hieroglyphs. Of these, the Sankofa is one of the eight original ...

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Gye Nyame – What Does It Symbolize? (Adinkra)
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Gye Nyame is one of the most popular traditional Adinkra symbols of the Akan people of West Africa, Ghana. Nyame is the word for God in their language, and ...

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