The animist side of the ancient Ashanti religion is a belief that all trees and animals have souls.
The supernatural side of the same tradition believes in witches and monsters.
The Ashanti also practice ancestor worship known as Nsamanfo.
Spirits receive their power from the supreme god Nyame and are usually a part of nature such as trees, streams, ocean sprites etc.
Nyame “the one who knows and sees everything” is the Supreme Being in the Ashanti pantheon.
Nyame is not only omniscient, but is also an omnipotent sky god. Despite his omnipotence he suffered some misuse in human hands and he now remains aloof and lets the lower gods assist humans on earth.
Nyame is married to an earth goddess by the name of Asase Ya. She is a goddess of earth and fertility. They have two children: Biaand Anansi. The eldest son, Bia, is overshadowed by his younger brother Anansi.