Tantu was a mystical warrior and the first owner and user of the Anansi Totem.


According to a legend, Tantu was a warrior. Anansi had fashioned a totem which he gave to a warrior named Tantu.[1]

Powers and abilities


  • Abilities via Anansi Totem: Most of Tantu's powers come from his necklace, which allowed him to harness the life force of animals, in essence harnessing their abilities.[1]


  • Hand-to-hand combatant: Tantu was a known warrior.[1]
  • Occult knowledge: Tantu had a contact with Anansi who had made a totem for him, which he also was fully capable of using.[1]


Former equipment



Season 1

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 3

Behind the scenes

  • Vixen indicates that Tantu was the first bearer of the Anansi totem. However, as shown on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, it seems that an unnamed woman was the totem's first bearer.[2]
  • In the DC comics Tantu is indeed the first user of Anansi-created Tantu Totem, who is almost never seen, but is frequently referenced. It should be noted though that, unlike Anansi, Tantu seems like an original DC comics creation, with the name probably taken from a Hindi word "Tantu", which means "cord" or "fibre".


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