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Years ago this symbol was shown to me by my ancestors and higher spirits. Its a combination of multiple Andinkra symbols which originated in Ghana. These are sacred symbols that illustrate universal truths, and are now used on a wider scale. Underneath the andinkra symbols you will see a merkaba, this symbol represents the energy sphere which carries creation to each dimension.

 

Together these symbols mean:

"With the Power of Love through the Heart, and with Courage, we can achieve Reconciliation, Long Lasting Peace, and Unity."

 

Below I have listed the Andinkra symbols and a short summary of its meaning, as well as an informational link to the meaning of more of the symbols.

 

BI NKA BI - left symbol

English Translation

 “No one should bite the other”

Meaning & Philosophical Significance

Symbol of Peace and Harmony

This symbol cautions against provocation and strife. The image is based on two fish biting each other tails

 

NKONSONKONSON - bottom symbol

English Translation

 “Chain Link”

Meaning & Philosophical Significance

Symbol of Unity and Human relations

A reminder to contribute to the community, and that in unity there is strength

 

AKOMA - middle heart symbol

English Translation

 “The heart”

Meaning & Philosophical Significance

Symbol of Patience and Tolerance

According to Agbo, when a person is said to “have a heart in his stomach,” that person is very tolerant.

 

MPATAPO - right symbol

English Translation

 “Knot of Pacification/Reconciliation

 Meaning & Philosophical Significance

Symbol of Reconciliation, Peace-making and Pacification

Mpatapo represents the bond or knot that binds parties in a dispute to a peaceful, harmonious reconciliation. It is a symbol of peace making after strife.

 

AKOFENA - top symbol

English Translation

 “Sword of War “

Meaning & Philosophical Significance

Symbol of Courage, Valor, and Heroism

The crossed swords were a popular motif in the heraldic shields of many former Akan states.
In addition to recognizing courage and valor, the swords can represent legitimate state authority.

 

ODO NNYEW FIE KWAN - small middle symbol

English Translation

 “Love never loses its way