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Justice in Africa Adinkra Symbols With Meanings

Justice in Africa Adinkra symbols include Fawohodie, Sepow, Kontire ne Akwamu, Wo Nsa Da Mu A, Epa, Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu, Krado – Mmra and Ohene Adwa. 

Power, justice and punishment African Adinkra symbols are a one of a kind visual expression of West African heritage.

Eight Justice in Africa Adinkra symbols and meanings

Fawohodie

Symbolizes Liberty

Symbol of liberty, independence, freedom, emancipation

Fawohodie Symbolizes Liberty Symbol of liberty, independence, freedom, emancipation


Sepow

Symbolizes Justice

Knife used in executions. This is plunged through the throat of the victim’s cheeks to prevent him from invoking a curse on the King.

Sepow Symbolizes Justice



Kontire ne Akwamu

Symbolizes elder’s reliance and Democracy meaning one head does not make up council.

Kontire ne Akwamu Symbolizes elder’s reliance and Democracy




Wo Nsa Da Mu A

Symbol of taking part in government and democracy, if you have your hands in the dish.

Wo Nsa Da Mu A Symbol of taking part in government and democracy

Wo Nsa Da Mu A Symbol of taking part in government and democracy


Epa

Symbolizes handcuffs, a symbol of law and justice, slavery and captivity

Epa Symbolizes handcuffs, symbol of law and justice, slavery and captivity



FuntunfunefubDenkyemfunefu or The Siamese Crocodiles

Symbolizes democracy and unity. The Siamese crocodiles share one stomach, yet they fight over food. This popular symbol is a reminder that infighting and tribalism are harmful to all who engage in it.

Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu or The Siamese Crocodiles Symbolizes democracy and unity.



Krado Mmra 

Symbolizes seal of law and order, an authority of the court.

Krado Mmra Symbolizes seal of law and order, authority of the court.



Ohene Adwa

Symbolizes the King’s stool and his authority.

Ohene Adwa Symbolizes the King’s stool and his authority.




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Recap.
Eight Justice African Adinkra symbol list and brief descriptions.
1. Ohene Adwa Symbolizes the King’s stool and his authority.
2. Krado Mmra Symbolizes seal of law and order, authority of the court.
3. Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu or The Siamese Crocodiles Symbolizes democracy and unity.
4. Epa Symbolizes handcuffs, the symbol of law and justice, slavery and captivity.
5. Wo Nsa Da Mu A Symbol of taking part in government and democracy.
6. Kontire ne Akwamu Symbolizes elder’s reliance and Democracy.
7. Sepow Symbolizes Justice.
8. Fawohodie symbolizes Liberty.
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