AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

 


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ANANSI

Picture of the African Trickster God ANANSI from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

African Trickster God

Also known as ANANSE, AUNT-NANCY

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.

ANANSI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ANANSI
Area or people : West Africa
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Mayhem
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ANANSE, AUNT-NANCY
Popularity index : 17018

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Article last updated on 09 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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