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Akua'ba or Kwa Ba (Life, Birth and Fertility), Nkwa or Ankh (Life, Birth and Fertility)
They are one of the same...
Ankh or Nkwa (Life, Birth and Fertility) The symbol for the power to give and sustain life. It symbolized eternal life and bestowed immortality on anyone who possessed it. It has been copied and used as religious symbols, as well as today's symbol representing woman.
These symbols have been used throughout Africa in many forms, including Goddess Ta-nit, Akua'ba or Kwa Ba. Originally it represented the female figure with her arms raised catching the sunlight or holding the sun. It was born out of the worshiping of the Goddess figure or the female creators of life.
The book, The Language of the Goddess, by Professor Marija Gimbutas. Also the Dark Mother, is another good book written by Professor Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum.
Encyclopedia of African religion, Volume 1, by Dr. Molefi Kete Asante and Dr. Ama Mazama
Egyptian Yoga II: The Supreme Wisdom of Enlightenment, by Dr. Muata Ashby