Anansi's Wife & Children
Kweku Anansi the Spider Man is the son of the great sky god N'yame and the goddess of fertility, Asase Ya.
He is married to Aso. In Jamaican tales they sometimes have daughters.  Seven of his children are
portrayed here.  
Anansi's Wife

Her African name is
Aso. She is the long
suffering wife who
puts up with Anansi's
antics. Her duties
include staying at
home with the kids.
She sometimes has
adventures with
Anansi. In some
Jamaican
AnansiStories she is
known as
Cookie.
Intikuma is Anansi
and Aso's youngest
son. He is known as
Takooma or Bro'
Takooma in Jamaican
AnansiStories.

As Takooma, he
sometimes appears
as a man with no
relationship to
Anansi. Here he is a
12 year old Spider
Boy.
Anansi's six other
children have
names that are
associated with
their abilities. L-R
are
Akaki, the
one able to see
trouble.
Toto
Abuo
, the stone
thrower.
Twa
Akwan
, the road
builder.
Hwe
Nsuo
, the one
able to dry up
rivers.
Adwafo,
the skinner of
game.
Da Yi Ya,
the one who could
lie on the ground
like a cushion
Akaki         Toto Abuo             Twa Akwan            Hwe Nsuo         Adwafo          Da Yi Ya
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