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Kwaku Anansi (Earth-616)

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Anansi is one of the Orishas, a race of extra-dimensional beings still worshiped as gods by the tribes of Africa and by modern-day practitioners of Voodoo.

According to Ezekiel Sims and the Ashanti tribe in Ghana, Anansi was the first Spider-Man, using his spider-powers to traverse Africa and see all there was to see. Desiring further enlightenment, Anansi struck a bargain with the sky god Nyame, offering his eternal service in return for enlightenment and vanished from the mortal world, his power and knowledge transmitted into spiders everywhere across a Great Web.[2]

Anansi's temple in Ghana was used by Spider-Man to defeat the totemic wasp entity Shathra, and was later the site of a duel between Ezekiel Sims and Peter Parker in order to appease the totemic spider deity called the Gatekeeper.[3]

Power Grid [5]
Intelligence*
Strength
Speed
 3
Durability
Energy Projection
 1
Fighting Skills
* Heightened intelligence with cosmic awareness




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