The Bosee Anansee is a mythical creature in the Bahamas that is of African origin whose legend was brought over by the slaves. It is comparable to the West African spider-god that can appear as part-spider/part-human, a human, or a spider. Bosee Annansee is both a trickster and a hero. He has the power to endow people with the spirit of rebellion, the courage to fight for freedom, and the desire to unite or destroy kingdoms. He can also trick Death and the Devil. In the Bahamas, the tales of Bosee Annansee were passed on from one generation to the next to impart the lesson that dignity and freedom are always worth fighting for.