Anansi Special Attacks
One of the most important characters of West African mythology, Anansi is said to bring rain to put out fires and other duties on behalf of the sky god Nyame, his father.
One popular myth tells of Anansi requesting from Nyame to be the "King of All Stories", to which the god replies that if Anansi can bring to him Osebo, "The Jaguar with teeth like daggers", Mmoboro, "The Hornets whose sting is like fire", and "The Fairy whom men never see", he will grant that request. Anansi agrees and sets out to capture Osebo first, managing to trick him into playing a game which allowed Anansi to tie him up.
Later, when facing Mmoboro, he managed to convince the hornets that it was raining and for them to hide in a calabash (an African Bottle gourd). Finally, he captured the anonymous fairy by forcing him to get stuck on a "Tar Baby" (It is believed that the legend of Anansi and the "Tar Baby" influence a Southern United States story involving Br'er Rabbit). When seeing his son's accomplishments, Nyame rewarded him by making him the "King of All Stories".
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