Khonsu, Warrior Moon Goddess

Duafe “Wooden Comb”
A symbol of beauty and cleanliness; symbols of desirable feminine qualities

The meaning of this symbol is characterized slightly differently in “The Adinkra Dictionary” and “The Values of Adinkra Symbols”; the former emphasizes more abstract qualities of feminine goodness, love and care, while the latter has a more literal interpretation, looking one’s best and good hygiene. In any case, the duafe was a prized possession of the Akan woman, used to comb and plait her hair.  The Sylized comb refers to the feminine virtues of consideration, caution, circumspection, and tenderness.  In the Afrikan Diapora, this symbol is better known or recognized as the “Afro Pic”.



A symbol of endurance and resourcefulness

The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. “An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty.” (Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)

Dauntlessness and courage are symbolized by this sign. It indicates the will to persist even when adverse circumstances make it difficult. Towards the the top, the obtrusive influences get smaller.  This means that when one continues on the chosen path without wavering, the difficulties will diminish as well.


Osram ne nsoromma

This symbol combines two separate adinkra symbols, the “Morning Star” which can mean a new start to the day, placed inside the wheel, representing rotation or independent movement.


Bese saka

Power Abundance affluence

Togetherness and unity (agriculture and trade bring people together).


Ohene aniwa

Kings’s eye | Beauty Vigilance



“Stars – Children of the heavens: