Kwaku Anansi the spider is a trickster god in West African folklore. In the DC Universe, he has been seen as an enemy to the Justice League. Anansi claims to be responsible for the powers of animal-based heroes such as Animal Man and Vixen. There is also another enemy of Animal Man who calls herself Anansa the Spider Queen. Static has met a Ghanaian vigilante named Anansi in the DCAU who has been given powers by the trickster god.