Adinkra Symbols

Adinkra Symbols Key

SESA WORUBAN
"I change or transform my life"
transformation
SANKOFA
"return and get it"
Learn from the past.
OSRAM NE NSOROMMA
"The Moon and the Star"
love, faithfulness, harmony
BESE SAKA
"sack of cola nuts"
affluence, power, abundance, plenty, togetherness and unity
ODO NNYEW FIE KWAN
"Love never loses its way home"
the power of love
ADINKRAHENE
"Chief of the adinkra symbols"
greatness, charisma and leadership
NSOROMMA
"child of the heavens" (stars)
guardianship
KWATAKYE ATIKO
"bravery and valor"
GYE NYAME
"except for God"
Supremacy of God
ESE NE TEKREMA
"the teeth and the tongue"
friendship and interdependence
DUAFE
"wooden comb"
beauty and cleanliness; symbols of desirable feminine qualities
AKOMA NTOSO
"linked hearts"
Understanding and agreement.