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Bless the Rains Down in Africa


African Animals and Symbols ……… and some Emoticons added for fun here and there!




A beautiful and majestic land, rich with lush plant-life and magnificent animals.

African animals play a huge part in African culture. Their symbolism can be found throughout countless pieces of art and historical accouterments. Each animal has it’s own specific meaning and signifies a certain quality or characteristic such as courage, pride and valor.

In fact, several African tribes believe wearing animal carvings on their masks will improve their communication with animal spirits in the desert or wooded areas.


Only the β€œShadow”’truly knows for sure!

13 thoughts on “Bless the Rains Down in Africa

    1. That’s a good question.

      Adinkra symbols used in storytelling and such.

      Multiple meanings of the represented animal, figure and characteristics like:

      beauty (fern),
      courage (swords of war)
      endurance (turtle),
      toughness (twisty with comb at bottom)
      vigilance (War Horn – plus lion’s head)

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