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29 / M / La Ville De Musiq...
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Time for some Knowledge!!!
These are a part of my family's history, so I decided to share.
Adinkra are symbols common in Western African societies, particularly the Akan people of Ghana, that represent concepts or aphorisms.

Gye Nyame it means except for God I fear no one.

Akoma It means Patience and Tolerence.

I ask people ,"Which one they like the best?" Then when the pick I ask them about their character. My favorite is The Sankofa.

Here a link to a full list of them.
http://www.welltempered.net/adinkra/htmls/list.htm
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ASASE YE DURU

"the Earth has weight"

symbol of providence and the divinity of Mother Earth

This symbol represents the importance of the Earth in sustaining life.

Edit: That was an interesting site I just bookmarked it on mozilla. *nods* The one I chose is above.
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Arrtos_Tarne wrote:

That was an interesting site I just bookmarked it on mozilla. *nods* The one I chose is above.


Nice. That's the one my girlfriend chose. I also have a Sankofa necklace that I wear every day. I get alot of questions about it. I love to tell them what it means.
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It's pretty cool that you like to share your heritage and different things about your family and the past. I don't know tons about my past but I do know I have these types of blood in me, German, Danish, French I think there may be others but I'm not quite sure. My last name is Strohman one n away at the end from being Strawman in German.
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Arrtos_Tarne wrote:

It's pretty cool that you like to share your heritage and different things about your family and the past. I don't know tons about my past but I do know I have these types of blood in me, German, Danish, French I think there may be others but I'm not quite sure. My last name is Strohman one n away at the end from being Strawman in German.


Im a J.r. so my last name is Stafford. It's really more from my mother's side. I don't know to much about my father's side of the family. Have you tried to find out from the elders of your family?
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Yes I have but sadly one side of the family is a bit... how should I say this estranged... well they don't know much about their heritage and they are very sick and twisted people. I know it's not nice to say but sadly it's the truth. The other side Is where I know about the Germanic roots and about the Danish. Which is my moms then my dads is also German with a bit of French.
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Arrtos_Tarne wrote:

Yes I have but sadly one side of the family is a bit... how should I say this estranged... well they don't know much about their heritage and they are very sick and twisted people. I know it's not nice to say but sadly it's the truth. The other side Is where I know about the Germanic roots and about the Danish. Which is my moms then my dads is also German with a bit of French.


That's pretty awesome.
Edit: I'm headed to bed Peace evrybody!!!
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I happen to like some siamese crocs. This is depressing.

FUNTUNFUNEFU
DENKYEMFUNEFU
"siamese crocodiles"
democracy, unity in diversity


My second fav:

NYAME NTI
"by God's grace"
faith & trust in God

Yay.
Posted 7/5/07
I like Akoma.
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I know a little about Adinkra cause my father was an artist, he included them in his work a lot and as an African American, he was interested in African art and he collected and sold it. I like Sankofa too. Its a beautiful symbol. It means "go back and fetch it" right? I like that meaning cause it encourages you to learn from your past and to learn from the knowledge of your ancestors.
Posted 7/5/07
There's a lot of things I could consider but I'll pick Mate Masie. I really need to understand things that are really important, especially knowing myself and the people around me. I'm easily deceive/convince.

MATE MASIE
"What I hear, I keep"
symbol of wisdom, knowledge and prudence

The implied meaning of the phrase "mate masie" is "I understand". Understanding means wisdom and knowledge, but it also represents the prudence of taking into consideration what another person has said.
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I like :
ASASE YE DURU

"the Earth has weight"

divinity of Mother Earth

and

AYA

"fern"

endurance, resourcefulness


I was drawn to those two symbols first, then i read what they meant and that's me... Kinda strange that I'm drawn to the symbols and they somewhat describe bits of my personality.
Interesting... Will research more...
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HYE WONHYE • "that which cannot be burnt" --- imperishability, endurance

ODO NNYEW
FIE KWAN
• "love never loses its way home" --- power of love

NSAA type of hand-woven cloth excellence, --- genuineness, authenticity
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I like the BOA ME NA ME MMOA WO

"help me and let me help you" = cooperation, interdependence
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AKOMA NTOSO looks like an orgy of penis fencers.
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