Tiger and Anansi lived in pre-historical Africa. Tiger first owned all the stories; sad stories about the hunt, blood, and death. After some time, however, Anansi stole all of Tiger's stories. In these stories based on West African animism, Mr. Nancy plays tricks on the other animals including such characters as Bird and Monkey.
Significance in narrative Edit
At the meeting of the Old Gods at the House on the Rock, Mr. Nancy steps in as the "warm-up" man and and tells the crowd of Old Gods a story about how he stole Tiger's balls and blamed it on Old Monkey, which is why to this day, Tiger chases monkeys.
Later in the story, Bird is hunting Charlie Nancy and Spider. When Spider is captured by Bird, it is revealed that Bird has been working for Tiger all along. Tiger wants to reclaim his stories and plunge the world once again in savagery and darkness.
In the end, Spider and Charlie defeat Tiger and capture him in his cave in the end of the world.