Anansi the Spider is the central character in African folktales of the Ashanti people of Ghana. These tales were also spread to the Caribbean by the slave trade from Africa. Anansi is a trickster, a rascal, and an animal with human traits. These entertaining tales are filled with humor and all-too-human behaviors.
What is an Anansi?
Ananse, also known as Anansi, Aunt Nancy, Anancy, Hapanzi, Nanzi, name given to an Akan character who has become famous throughout Africa, the countries in the Caribbean region, and beyond because of his insight, intelligence, and wisdom.
What does Anansi usually do in stories?
Anansi, the trickster from the folktales of the Ashanti of West Africa, takes the shape of a spider who goes to the sky god to buy his stories to share with the world. Anansi the trickster is a West African God. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the god of all knowledge of stories.
What religion is Cameroon?
Of Christians, 55.5 percent are Catholic, 38 percent are Protestant, and 6.5 percent are other Christian denominations, including Jehovahs Witnesses and Orthodox churches.