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Shango (Chango) – A Major Yoruba Deity
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Shango is the ax-wielding god of thunder and lightning worshipped by the Yoruba people of West Africa and their descendants scattered among the Americas. Also ...

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Denkyem – What Does the Symbol Mean?
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Denkyem, meaning ‘crocodile’, is an Adinkra symbol and proverb of adaptability, ingenuity, and cleverness. What is Denkyem? Denkyem, is a West African ...

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Kete Pa – Symbolism and Importance
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Kete Pa is an Adinkra symbol which means ‘good bed’ and the symbol is believed to represent a good marriage. This symbol features several horizontal and ...

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Nkyinkyim – What Does the Symbol Mean?
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Nkyinkyim, also known as ‘Akyinkyin’, is a West African symbol which represents dynamism, initiative, and versatility. The word ‘Nkyinkyim’ means ‘Twisted’ ...

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Asase Ye Duru – Symbolism and Importance
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Asase Ye Duru is an Adinkra symbol that represents power, divinity, providence, and importance of Mother Earth for human life. To the Akans, it’s a reminder ...

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Duafe – Symbolism and Meaning
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Duafe is an Akan word made by combining the two words ‘dua’, meaning ‘wood or wooden’, and ‘afe’, meaning ‘comb’. The duafe symbol depicts a comb, usually ...

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Ese Ne Tekrema – Symbolism and Importance
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Ese Ne Tekrema, meaning ‘the teeth and the tongue’, is an Adinkra symbol of interdependence, friendship, advancement, improvement, and growth. The symbol ...

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Ananse Ntontan – Symbolism and Importance
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Ananse ntontan, meaning ‘spider’s web’, is a significant Adinkra symbol that represents wisdom, creativity, and life’s complexities. It’s also associated ...

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Fawohodie – Symbolism and Importance
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Fawohodie is an Adinkra symbol that comes from the term ‘Fawodhodie ene obre na enam’, which translates as ‘independence comes with its responsibilities’. ...

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Mmere Dane – Symbolism and Importance
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Mmere Dane is a West African Adinkra symbol representing the transience of all things as well as life’s dynamics. Symbolism of Mmere Dane   Mmere ...