Akoko Nan (Akokɔ Nan) Symbol, Meaning and Significance

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Akoko Nan (Akokɔ Nan) Symbol, Meaning and Significance

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Literal meaning

Leg of a hen

 

Significance

A symbol of nurturing coupled with discipline

This Adinkra symbol is from the proverb “Akoko nan tia ba na enkum ba,” literally, “The leg of a hen steps on the child (chick) but it doesn’t kill the child (chick).”