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Anansi name generator
This name generator will give you 10 random names for Anansi-like creatures.
Anansi is a spider or spider-like trickster originating in Akan folklore, but it can also be found in Ashanti, Jamaican and Surinamese folklore. Despite being a trickster, he is often celebrated as a cunning and wise protagonist within his stories. Anansi is able to overcome stronger opponents through wit and cunning.
Stories of the Anansi were passed on orally and survived the slave trade. In fact, it was a popular story among enslaved Africans because of the Anansi's ability to overcome stronger opponents. Anansi became a symbol of resistance and survival.
While there is only 1 Anansi within the stories, their name does differ at times (often based on language). Anansi is also often represented as having a family, though they're not named. This name generator serves as a way to find names for these types of trickster beings and focuses on names in an Akan style. The names aren't real, however, merely based on real Akan names. The idea behind it is to create names representing the supernatural more than the real, while still being tied to both sides.
Alternatively, the spiderfolk could be of help to you, too. Depending on the type of name you're looking for.
To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.
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