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Origin and Meaning of Anansi

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From Akan (and Kromanti) anansi (“spider”).

  1. A trickster spider (though sometimes taking human form), one of the primary characters in West African and Caribbean folklore.

Anansi was also found in the following language(s): French and Portuguese

Fun Facts about the name Anansi

  • How unique is the name Anansi? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Anansi was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Anansi: Your name in reverse order is Isnana. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iaanns. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Anansi born Nov 16, 1988

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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