Aba (Kojo or Kwadwo)
Day name given to a female born on a Thursday; associated with Earth.
Day name given to a female born on a Tuesday; associated with Ocean.
A horn instrument made from a cow horn by the Maroons of Jamaica to communicate over great distances in ways that couldn’t be understood by people outside the community.
Deities/divinities/lesser spirits. singular: obosom.
West African symbols that represent concepts or aphorisms. The Ashanti (Asante) people of Ghana use Adinkra symbols to express the connection between the verbal and the visual in Akan culture. The word ‘adinkra’ means ‘farewell’ or ‘goodbye’ in the Twi language.
Day name given to a female born on a Monday; associated with Peace.
Afiba, Fiba (Afia)
Day name given to a female born on a Friday; associated with Fertility.
A member of any of a group of peoples living mainly in Ghana and parts of the Ivory Coast, including the Ashanti of Ghana.
AKA the trickster is a West African God. Anansi takes the form of a spider and is considered to be the god of all knowledge of stories. Clever, cunning, sometimes mischievous – who uses his wits to make up for what he lacks in size and strength.
Aqua, Yaaba (Akua)
Day name given to a female born on a Wednesday; associated with Spider.
The ancestral world or land of the spirits; the dwelling place of the Nsamanfo, or ancestors.