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The meaning and philosophical significance of Hye Wo Nhye

Hye Wo Nhye literally means “Burn you won’t burn.” It is a figurative expression for something which is unburnable. It is a symbol of toughness and imperishability. It is also a symbol of permanence.


  1. The meaning of the symbol was taken from The Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis.
  2. The image of the symbol was taken from the Adinkra Icons Project.

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