The most important god in the pantheon of the Ashanti
is Nyame (also Nyankopon), the omniscient
sky god. His wife is Asase Ya and they have two children, Bia
. Asase Ya is a earth goddess
Anansi is one of the most important and famous gods of Ashanti lore. He is a trickster and a culture hero, who acts on behalf of Nyame and brings rain to stop fires and performing other duties for him. Eventually, Anansi was replaced by a chameleon.
In some beliefs, Anansi created the sun, stars and the moon. He created the first man, but Nyame actually made him come to life. He taught mankind agriculture