Ashanti mythology

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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 Yaa and they have two children, Bia and Tano. Asase Yaa is an earth goddess of fertility.

Tano is one of the most important and famous gods of Ashanti. All the other gods of the Ashanti, especially the river gods, are believed to be the children of Tano. The Ashanti therefore believe that the gods are the children of Nyame and serve as intermediaries between humans and Nyame.

Ananse (the Spider) is a folk hero who plays no role in Ashanti mythology. He is, however, prominent in Ashanti folktales where he is depicted as a trickster.el:Μυθολογία Ασάντι sv:Ashantimytologi

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