Asamando Ashanti (Ghana) The land of the dead (see also underworld). A woman named Amokye welcomed the souls of dead women at the river that souls crossed to reach Asamando. In payment, she received from them their amoasie (loincloths) and beads. Ashanti women prepared for burial were dressed in amoasie and beads so they could give these to Amokye at the river crossing. In a wellknown Ashanti tale, a young man made a journey to Asamando in search of the spirits of his dead wives (see Kwasi Benefo). Ashanti pantheon See abosom.

Taken from African Mythology A to Z – Library Binding – May 1, 2010- Second Edition – Written by Patricia Ann Lynch (Author), Jeremy Roberts Dr (Editor) – Copyright © 2004, 2010 by Patricia Ann Lynch