Symbols meanings (clockwise)
- ADINKRAHENE: (Chieftain of Adinkra symbols) It’s the African symbol of power charisma and leadership.
- TAMFO BEBRE: (jealous enemy) symbol for Envy
- SANKOFA: (return and get it) symbol of importance of learning from the past
- FUNTUNFUNEFU-DENKYEMFUNEFU: (Siamese crocodile) It can be invoked to remind us of the usefulness of compromise and the uselessness of fighting.
- DWENNIMMEN: (ram’s horns) An Adinkra symbol for Strength with virtues of humility.
- GYE NYAME: (except for God) This is one of the Ghanaian traditional symbols honoring supremacy of Divine deity.
- PEMPAMSIE: (sew in readiness) The symbol of steadfastness and robustness
- WO NSA DA MU A: (If your hands are in the dish) The symbol of participatory government, democracy and pluralism.
- The RED color symbolizes the blood of our ancestors.
- The BLUE symbolizes the tears of our ancestors.
- By remembering our ancestors, we build on the traditions of the Sefwi Obeng-Mim.
The center symbol is Golden Fire Dog:
The Aduana people are believed to have been led out of the ground by a dog which had fire in his mouth. Hence they are referred to as Ogyaasefuo.
It is also believed that the first Aduana had a dog that once was out to search for food and on seeing fire the dog thought there was something to eat for him and in doing so got his mouth seriously burnt. When the owner saw it coming with the fire he then said, "m'atwea woabre me adie" meaning 'my dog you have brought me something worthy'.
The FOUNT OF HONOR will bestow this award upon distinguished individuals for their selfless support.
The following information has been prepared for those interested in entering into the sacred halls of the Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog and the possibility of being invited into its ranks.