Adinkra Corner - ANANSE NTONTAN



Ananse Ntontan (a-NAN-Si N-ton-TAN) literally means Spider’s Web. It is a symbol of wisdom, creativity, and the complexities of life. Wisdom relates to experience, knowledge, and good judgment in decision-making and taking action. Creativity includes using imagination and original ideas in artistic work or creating something new and different.

Ananse, the spider, is a well-known character in West African folklore. Stories describe the spider as the Messenger of the Supreme Being, weaving a communication web of “tumi” (energy) that permeates all Creation – spirit world and physical world. Ananse also bears the title of “Chief Prankster”.

ANANSE NTONTAN - Symbol of Wisdom, Creativity, and Complexities of life.


September 29, 2014 by Customer Service
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