EARTH HAS NO WEIGHT

 

ASASE NYE DURU - Divinity of Mother Earth

Asase Nye Duru—literally meaning “the earth has weight”—is a symbol that represents power, providence and divinity.

Asase NYe Duru emphasizes the importance of the Earth and its preservation. People must respect and nurture the Earth, and should never act in ways that might directly or indirectly harm the Earth. The significance of the Earth to the people of Ghana is evident in the following proverbs: Tumi nyina ne asase, meaning All power emanates from the earth; and Asase Nye duru sen epo, meaning The earth is heavier than the sea. The African Burial Ground honors these principles, as it surrounds itself with natural resources and emphasizes the cohesion of death and nature. 

c/o Muktar Onifade

 
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