Tantu was a mystical warrior and the first owner and user of the Anansi Totem.


According to a legend Tantu was a warrior. Anansi had fashioned a totem which he gave to a warrior named Tantu.[1] Tantu along with the other original Totem bearers of Zambesi imprisoned Mallus long ago, using time as its prison.

Powers and abilities


  • Anansi Totem: Most of Tantu's powers come from his necklace, which allowed him to harness the life force of animals, in essence harnessing their abilities.


  • Hand-to-hand combatant: Tantu was a known warrior.
  • Occult knowledge: Tantu had a contact with Anansi who had made a totem for him, which he also was fully capable of using.




Season 1

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 3

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics Tantu is indeed the first user of Anansi-created Tantu Totem, who is almost never seen, but is frequently referenced. It should be noted though that, unlike Anansi, Tantu seems like an original DC comics creation, with the name probably taken from a Hindi word "Tantu", which means "cord" or "fibre".


  1. "Episode 2 (Vixen season 1)"