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# 1369: Re: #1391: Erzulie and continuity: Benson adds more

From: LeGrace Benson <legracebenson@clarityconnect.com>
>From: P D Bellegarde-Smith <pbs@csd.uwm.edu>
>	It is interesting, of course, for those of us who study African
>derived cultures, to see how they continue or get transformed over the
>centuries in the various countries of the Americas, including the United
>States. Much survived. Incidentally, what may be said of Anansi
>(Akan-Ashanti) and the Lwa "gede Zarennyen?"
>Patrick, and others: another work by Duffaut the artist called "Ren
Larenn," with similar spider woman features.I think we ARE talking about
Anansi, the Akan cross between trickster and Minerva. The connection
between spiders, webs, wisdom and diety is one found in other places around
the world and over time, but I'd lay odds that this one is Akan-derives.
what do you think?>