|Lord of the Sky|
Adinkra Symbol: Gye Nyame
Nyame is portrayed as a benevolent God, if sometime aloof and distant.
Nyame is Spirit and has no family.
Nyame and Anansi
A giant python once terrorised the Ashanti people, who then prayed to Nyame. Nyame was tired of a human named Kwaku Anansi, the Spider Man, boasting about his so-called wit and intelligence, and as a punishment, assigned him with the task of dealing with the python.
Anansi tricked the python into eating a heavy meal and consuming strong wine. When the snake fell unconscious, Anansi summoned the villagers to beat the creature and drive it away. Nyame was pleased with Kwaku's wit and blessed him with tremendous wisdom and life.