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Twi and Fante Soul Names & Akan Days of the Week

Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Twi and Fante are both dialects of the Akan. In Akan one of the names a person is given depends on his or her day of the week of birth, and the person's gender.

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Forty Days; The Akan Calendar

Saturday, June 28, 2008

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The Akan calendar is based on what the Akan call 'forty days,' adaduanan (da=day, aduanan=forty). Close examination of the cycle reveals forty-two different days, with the forty-third being the same as the first. Within the adaduanan cycle are found four special days collectively called dabone. Two of the dabone days are called adae.

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Christians Attack Akan Tradition

Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu I Biography

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu I Biography

In 1965, the late Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu I (born Gus Edwards), went to the Akonedi Shrine in Ghana and determined his cultural and spiritual lineage to be Akan. While there he initiation was recommended through divination and he submitted. He received and transported for the sake of opening a temple in the U.S. the shrines of Nana Asuo Gyebi, Esi Ketewaa and Adade Kofi. In 1967, he established the first Akom in American, Bosum Dzemawodzi. It is located in New York, but has gone on to expand into the D.C/Maryland area and has excellent relations with other Akan temples that share common lineage in Africa.

Prior to his passing Nana Dinizulu was named Omanhene and Okomfohene of Akans in America, recognizing his role in introducing Akan spirituality to the U.S.

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Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu I & Akonedi Shrine in Ghana

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Founders of Various Traditional African Spiritual Lineages in U.S.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Founders of Various Traditional African Spiritual Lineages in U.S.

Many trailblazers contributed to the spread of African religion in the United States. Three individuals played especially invaluable roles in starting some of the most well known U.S. African-American lineages.

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Insights from a Philosophical Analysis of Akan and Ewe Taboos

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Insights from a Philosophical Analysis of Akan and Ewe Taboos

Certain types of taboos tend to promote human-well being and hence development, and that such taboos are created, sustained or transmitted by African Traditional Religion. This foregoing exposition and analysis of seven types of taboos ranging from the cultic, the moral, the economic, the political, through to the scientific and the environmental.

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Tegare

Sunday, October 29, 2006

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Tegare

Tegare is a hunter of witches, liars, thieves, and evil doers. When he catches an evil doer that person falls ill until confessing and repenting.

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