~ 141. Anansi the Angel ~


Anansi wanted the priest's ring, so he dressed up like an angel.
When the priest saw a light in the church that night, he came to investigate.
"I'm an angel!" said Anansi. "I'll take you to heaven. Just get in this sack!"
Anansi then flew around with the sack. "You have an earthly possession that's holding you back," he said.
"It must be my ring," said the priest, and he gave the ring to Anansi.
Then Anansi flew to the chicken-coop and left the priest there.
The priest's housemaid was surprised when she found the priest there in the morning.


Inspired bySuriname Folklore by Melville J. Herskovits and Frances S. Herskovits
Notes: You can read the story Anansi Disguises as an Angel online. The storyteller is Magdalena Bekker of the Saramacca River.

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