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ANANSI
Also known as ANANSE, AUNT-NANCY

A picture showing the legend of ANANSI taken from our African mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more African Gods, African Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Famous Spider Trickster God

As well as being sneaky, tricky, sly and crafty, he's also a Creator God who made the sun and moon and hit upon the novel idea of day and night. Legends and tales abound.

ANANSI is very popular with the natives. In fact he's affectionately known as Aunt Nancy. He's also one of WULBARI's cohorts, apparently.

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Article last updated on 09 May 2011
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT ANANSI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : ANANSI
Area or people : West Africa
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ANANSE, AUNT-NANCY
Popularity index : 1367

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