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"Anansi. A trickster god. According to a legend he fashioned a totem which he gave... ...To a warrior named Tantu."
—Professor Macalester to Mari McCabe about Anansi[src]


Anansi is or was a trickster god.

Biography

According to a legend Anansi was a trickster god. He had fashioned a totem which he gave to a warrior named Tantu.[1]

Legacy

Anansi Totem was passed through generations, eventually ending in possession of Mari McCabe. While she read about Anansi in the encyclopedia, she were not aware of totem's powers until her adulthood.[1]

Powers and abilities

The true form of Anansi

A spider, claimed to be the true form of Anansi by Kuasa.

Powers

  • Magic Anansi possesses a rather unlimited and unspecified amount of magic powers.

Abilities

  • Spider physiology: Anansi's true form was that of a spider.[1]
  • Totem/Jewelry creation: Anansi was capable of producing jewels such as Anansi Totem.

Equipment

Appearances

Vixen

Season 1

Arrow

  • "Taken(indirectly mentioned)

Behind-the-scenes

  • In the DC comics Anansi (also known as Kwaku Anansi and Anansi the Spider) is also a creator of Tantu Totem and a trickster god in West African folklore, also being an enemy to the Justice League and a source of power for several animal-based superheroes including Animal Man and Vixen.
  • In real life Anansi is a prominent figure in Western African folklore often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories. Aforementioned DC comics character is based on this mythological character.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Episode 2 (Vixen season 1)"