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The Ancient Matriarchal Akan People

The ancient Akan were a matriarchal culture ruled by a Queenmother. In this cosmology, the Queenmother earns her title by birthing daughter “goddesses,” the Abosom, through the power of the moon. They in turn function as leaders of the culture. The Queenmother conceives these daughters through the kra of the Goddess Nyame.  According to the Akan, the kra is the lifeforce or enlivening spirit. We each have a kra. They are sparks of the original fire Goddess, Nyame. They are our souls. Once she has birthed these goddesses, The Queenmother becomes the elder and rules through her daughters....

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