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Kwaku Anansi and the Pot of Wisdom

Illustration of Anansi the trickster spider of the Ashanti and Akan people of West Africa by lfinrod.

The traditional web of legend and lore that allegorizes human nature — particularly its propensity for wisdom, ingenuity, resourcefulness, yet also for the shrewdness and duplicity that often goes hand-in-hand — spans across world cultures. As it stretches from one corner of the globe to another, from Japan to India to the Lakota region of the …