symbol of slavery and captivity
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"the teeth and the tongue"
symbol of friendship and interdependence
The teeth and the tongue play interdependent roles in the mouth. They may come into conflict, but they need to work together.
symbol of security and safety
Typical of Akan (Asante) architecture, the communal housing compound has only one entrance and exit.
symbol of democracy and unity
The Siamese crocodiles share one stomach, yet they fight over food. This popular symbol is a remind that infighting and tribalism is harmful to all who engage in it.
"except for God"
symbol of the supremacy of God
This unique and beautiful symbol is ubiquitous in Ghana. It is by far the most popular for use in decoration, a reflection on the deeply religious character of the Ghanaian people.
"the enemy will stew in his own juice"
symbol of importance of learning from the past.
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.