Khonsu, Warrior Moon Goddess
Descended from a line of ancient moon gods and goddesses
Fiercely intelligent with a warrior spirit (believes these gifts were bestowed upon her ancestors and passed down by the divine power of the Cosmos)
Eyes – can see the deepest meaning in all things (Uncanny powers of perception)
Hair- crown which sits upon her head, containing all the knowledge and wisdom of those who came before her (Unparalleled Intelligence, Wisdom of the Ages and a Boundless Thirst to Learn More)
Discovery of The Dutch Buds:
Khonsu’s home planet has 7 moons. She often travels to the smallest moon to meditate and speak to her ancestors. It was here that one of the ancient elders appeared to her and led her to a barely visible valley completely covered in buds. She was told that any who partake of these mystical buds find their essence transformed into the perfect balance of masculine and feminine energy. This magical herb takes them to an inner place of harmony, reflection and well-being.
Khonsu was tasked with cultivating and sharing these herbs/buds with those seeking the Enlightened Path. Her eyes and hair (perception and wisdom) would guide her on her quest to find those open enough to receive the gift of these mystical herbs (Dutch Buds).
Duafe “Wooden Comb”
symbol of beauty and cleanliness; symbols of desirable feminine qualities
The meaning of this symbol is characterized slightly differently in “The Adinkra Dictionary” and “The Values of Adinkra Symbols”; the former emphasizes more abstract qualities of feminine goodness, love and care, while the latter has a more literal interpretation, looking one’s best and good hygiene. In any case, the duafe was a prized possession of the Akan woman, used to comb and plait her hair. The Sylized comb refers to the feminine virtues of consideration, caution, circumspection, and tenderness. In the Afrikan Diapora, this symbol is better known or recognized as the “Afro Pic”.
symbol of endurance and resourcefulness
The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. “An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty.” (Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)
Dauntlessness and courage are symbolized by this sign. It indicates the will to persist even when adverse circumstances make it difficult. Towards the top, the obtrusive influences get smaller. This means that when one continues on the chosen path without wavering, the difficulties will diminish as well.
Osram ne nsoromma
This symbol combines two separate adinkra symbols, the “Morning Star” which can mean a new start to the day, placed inside the wheel, representing rotation or independent movement.
Power Abundance affluence
Togetherness and unity (agriculture and trade bring people together).
Kings eye | Beauty Vigilance
“Stars – Children of the heavens:
This design was a team effort. When I came up with the idea of this company, I wanted to keep my designs as authentic as possible. I reached out to several people from different backgrounds and I was lucky enough to get to work with some pretty awesome people on this project. I would like to thank Charmane Hodge @ Heal Me Holistically for coming up with this design and Terrence Moline @ African American Graphic Design for your patience in helping us bring this design to life.