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Our huge collection of symbols range from ancient alchemical signs, ashanti adinkra and anarchism to modern currency signs and awareness ribbons.

The Zodiac

In both astrology and historical astronomy, the zodiac is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the ecliptic: the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. The paths of the Moon and visible planets also remain close … read more »

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Flag of Benin

The National Flag of Benin is a flag consisting of two horizontal yellow and red bands on the fly side and a green vertical band at the hoist.

The colours of the flag carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. Nationally, the yellow and green allude to the northern savannas and palm groves located in the south of the country, while the red symbolizes the blood shed by those who fought for Dahomey. On a continental level, the yellow, green and red represented the Pan-Africanist movement; the three colours were utilized by the African Democratic Rally, a political party representing the interests of French West Africa in the National Assembly of France at the time of decolonization .Furthermore, the colours are the same as the ones utilized in the Flag of Ethiopia. This honours the oldest independent country in Africa and the only nation other than Liberia to remain independent during the Scramble for Africa.


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