SANKOFA: is an Akan term that literally means, “To go back & get it”. (SAN – “to return”, KO -“to go”, FA-“to look, seek or take”). This symbol is often associated with the proverb “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi” which means, “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten”.
Though mentioned in Greek, Roman, Hmong, and African lore, the Hindu story of the god Ganesha is the richest of the elephant tales. The god Ganesha has the head of an elephant and is often depicted with one tusk, a pot belly, and four arms. Some legends say that he impregnated the virgin goddess Maya, who then gave birth to Buddha.