Anansi has become the central character of many, many fables of West African origin; he became extremely popular to many nations. His stories are known far and wide in many cultures such as Africa, English and Spanish America and the Caribbean. His stories were told in French, Dutch, English, Creole and Patois.
At the end of the day or during quiet family time, the Anansi stories were told to the children, as bedtime stories. With grandma or mom spinning her magic late into the dark evening the children could let their imaginations run wild and see the little spider and the other animals behaving like real people and would be quite entertained by his wittiness to trick animals much bigger than himself. These stories are still being passed down today and continue to entertain young children.