Friday, Apr. 22, 2011

Asase Yaa

The Akan people of West Africa regard Asase Yaa as Mother Earth, the earth goddess of fertility and the upholder of truth. When a member of the Akan tribe wants to prove his credibility, he touches his lips to the soil. Another tradition holds that because Thursday is reserved as Asase Yaa's day, the Akan generally abstain from tilling the land on that day.