The Wagadu civilization is a historical empire in Ancient Ghana. It was one of the greatest and most influential African empires in the history of the world. The kingdom was in existence between 1600 bce-1240 ce. Wagadu played a major part in the African gold trade to the Nile Valley during pharaonic times. Further, A significant amount of gold in Kush came from Wagadu, which was then shipped up the Nile Valley and dispersed into Eurasia.
Meanwhile, Gold from Ghana was the source of much gold in the Islamic world during the Moorish Era. Accordingly, Wagadu/Ghana was one of Africa’s last great non-Abrahamic empires. However, to be clear, the title of the Emperor of Wagadu was called the Qore-Nana, or the Qona for short. Qona was also pronounced Gana/Ghana. The word Qore is from the Kushite term for Emperor, while Nana in pre-Islamic Soninke means “monarch.”
This Wagadu word “nana” entered neighbouring languages, such as their Akan gold suppliers and became a gender-neutral status title in Akan for monarchs, family patriarchs/matriarchs, and esteemed ancestors.
Qona or Gana (Ghana) refers to the Emperor, while the empire was called Wagadu. Arab merchants referred to the empire as Ghana, of the Emperor that ruled the region. Europeans who translated “ghana” as “Gunia” borrowed this term, which became the term Guinea. Eventually, time became a Western European phrase for all of West Africa, particularly the gold-rich regions. Guinea Gold was the predominant form of gold in Western Europe.
Contrary to Eurocentric misinformation, modern Ghana was a part of the Ancient Ghana Empire, particularly the northern region of modern Ghana. Much of the Ghana empire’s gold came from modern Ghana, centred around Kintampo.
The central deity of Wagadu was called Bida. Bida is a Soninke version of Damballah Wedo of Vodun, Osumare of Yoruba, and Wadjet in Kemet. This serpentine symbolism of the Supreme Being’s essence was exported from Africa to India to become known as Kundalini. It was not the worship of snakes but the African science of controlling one’s reptilian (r-complex) brain that governs instinctual reactions to make success an instinct.
When the people invented the Abrahamic religion, their mission was always to demonize the study of controlling the reptilian instincts in man’s brain so that the minority elite could be in charge of the masses and turn humanity into mentally enslaved people. They thus turned the quest to control the reptile (Wadjet) into Satan and made the quest to eat the tree of life’s knowledge a sin.