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Anansi - The Trickster Spider Of The Ashanti (Kwaku Ananse) | West African Mythology


Anansi is highly regarded by the Ashanti people that they put a generic name Anansasem, or spider stories to this particular class of tales regarding the trickster spider and god Anansi. The folktales of Anansi grew really popular in West African, and because of the transatlantic slave trade, the spider stories and myths would eventually spread to the united states, where the spider trickster Anansi would be popularized among slaves in the Caribbean and Jamaica.


Episode 24

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