African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

ANANSI

Ashanti Trickster God

Also known as ANANSE, AUNT-NANCY

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

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: ANANSE, AUNT-NANCY

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Ashanti people of West Africa
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Mayhem
Area of expertise: Trickster, Mischief, Mayhem

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 420

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Article last revised on November 01, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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