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Ashanti mythology

The most important god in the pantheon of the Ashanti of Ghana is Nyame[?] (also Nyankopon), the omniscient, omnipotent sky god[?]. His wife is Asase Ya[?] and they have two children, Bia and Anansi. Asase Ya is a earth goddess of ferility.

Anansi is one of the most important and famous gods of Ashanti lore. He is a trickster and a culture hero, who acts on behalf of Nyame and brings rain to stop fires and performing other duties for him. Eventually, Anansi was replaced by a chameleon.

In some beliefs, Anansi created the sun, stars and the moon. He created the first man, but Nyame actually made him come to life. He taught mankind agriculture



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