Goddess Akwaba Or Akuaba

Akwaba, sometimes spelled Akuaba, is an African mother deity. 

  • The Ashanti people of Ghana hang Akwaba pictures above doors as a sign of welcome, assuring visitors that they would be properly looked after once they enter the house. 
  • When young maidens begin to menstruate, they are given her picture as a symbol that they are being welcomed into motherhood. 
  • Akwaba guarantees that women have no problems conceiving and that pregnant women have healthy, beautiful offspring.