Akan knowledge of the Stars in the Pleiades and elsewhere

Other references:
The Akan sections 3.2, 3.15, 4.2, 4.3, 5.12, 6.1


In the original release of the Akan book I stressed the fact that the Akan and other African groups have origins pointing to the star system Sirius. This conclusion came about from what is known about the extraterrestrials from this star system and their influence on the history of this planet.

Upon carrying further research, I have discovered some more surprising (to me) information relating to the Akan. From a study of names of star constellations in the Akan language, it has emerged that there is actually a strong link to the Pleiades than I had initially realized.

The text I used for this search was Christaller’s dictionary, which I’ve used extensively in the study of the Akan. What surprised me is that after searching thoroughly through the dictionary (maybe I missed something) I found Akan words for constellations such as the Great Bear, the Pleiades and Orion but nowhere was there a mention of the Dog Star or a name for Sirius. There were however names of stars which the Swiss Missionary could not translate into German.

I have finally come to understand that although the Akan do have an origin with the beings from Sirius (for instance Akan societies have been polygamous since the beginning and right before the appearance of Christianity it was commonly accepted for a man to normally have more than one wife) the totems of the Akan show a significant connection with bird tribes and hence human beings from the Pleiades.

This also goes to show why in sections 5.11 and 5.12 of the Akan book it is mentioned that the Akan sacred word ‘kus’ when understood as KU-SSS, points to bird and reptile influences. These come primarily from Enki’s association with the Akan and as pointed out in these sections there is an Akan tradition of how Enki gave the Akan the ‘gift of the feather’ or bird DNA. The result of this is that three major Akan clans are the crow, falcon and parrot clans all have a connection with bird tribes.

Below are Akan words relating to stars and constellations.



Akan constellations and stars

Constellation/Star (Akan) Constellation/Star (English) Comments
Nsoromma Star This is the word for ‘star’. It literally means sky-kind (nsoro) children (mma). Compare with Akoromma, which is the word for falcon/hawk (children of ako/aku kind); singular is ‘soromma’.
Nsoromma-bafan Fixed star
Okyin-nsoromma Planet
Nsoromma a atu Shooting star Literally means ‘star which flies’
Owia-atrae-nsoromma Zodiac constellations Literally means ‘stars which span the sky’
Owia kwan mu nsoromma Zodiac constellations Literally means ‘stars of the sky ways’
Nsoromma ho nsemkekae Astrology Literally means ‘knowledge concerning the stars’
Nsoromma hwefo Astrologer Literally means ‘person who watches the stars’ or a stargazer
Atifi-soromma Pole Star Literally, “crown” star, implying the importance of the pole star
Sisi-Nsoromma The Great Bear Literally means ‘the stars of the Bear’. Interestingly “sisi-bere” means ‘she-bear’, which implies that for the Akan, the Bear is also associated with this constellation
Aberewa na ne mma The Pleiades Literally translates as ‘the Old Woman and her Children’, the old woman in this case being the star Alcyone which has smaller stars circling it. The Akan have this level of detail about the Pleiades but I’ve found nothing close to this level about the Sirius star system, unlike what the Dogon know.
Akoko-tan na ne mma The Pleiades Yet another name for the Pleiades. This one translates as ‘the Hen-mother and her Chicks’; it is easy to see the reference to Alcyone once again, and in this name there is reference made to birds.
Nyenkrente Orion
Bediapon "A certain bright star" Could this be Sirius? Possibly, since it is the 'brightest star in the skies'. Also because of the suffix -pon it appears that this bright star is important.
Tadoo woraba "A certain star"
Kyekye Venus, the 'evening star'
Ko-soromma Venus, the 'morning star'