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Definition: Anansi is a West African and Caribbean trickster god. He is often in the form of a spider, but also shows up as a man. The mischievous Anansi owns the stories, a power he had to earn using tricks.
Also Known As: Aunt Nancy
Neil Gaiman included Anansi the trickster god and his children in his American Gods and Anansi Boys.

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