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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Symbol of an Executioner's Power


Adinkra’s are African visual symbols of the people of West Africa. Most of the Adinkra symbols represent a feeling or simple saying.

 


”Look at your past and you will recognize your future”


Aya, the fern is the symbol for independence meaning I am not afraid of you.














Sepow is the symbol of an executioner's power. It was a dagger, which the executioner plunged into the condemned mouth to prevent them from conjuring up a curse on the king before death.











Masie symbolizes the saying I understand and will keep your confidence.













Gye Nyame represents the phrase except God I fear none.









Nsoroma symbolizes the saying that you are a child of the sky resting with God and not depending upon yourself.

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