|Ananasi Hive||Desert Colony||Ananasi Only||Ray|
|Another place||Another function||Ananasi Only||Your mom|
|"You don't have to look far to see a spider's web— in the corner of the window, on a fence, or in a bush— spiders make their home everywhere."|
|— Laura Marsh|
The Damhàn view themselves as children of, an ancient and powerful spider spirit created by the Weaver itself (and theorized by some to be a backup and under-powered copy of the original Weaver), whose will is their law. They seek to restore the original balance of the Triat. Ananasa is patron and totem to the entire breed although some splinter traitorous groups (the Kumo and Kumatai) have abandoned her.
Unsurprisingly, the Ananasi possess many advantages of the spiders. At will they can secrete pheromones to attract mates (Ananasi pheromone release is the fluff explanation of the use of Charisma + Primal Urge for sex appeal by the breed), they possess venom glands (although the potency of this venom varies according to the species of spider they take after and the form they are in), they can spin webs in Pithus and Crawlerling forms (those in the Pithus form are preternatural strong), and in all forms other than homid they have multiple pairs of eyes and limbs.
Unlike most other changing breeds, the Damhàn have no connection to Luna and so do not possess Rage (and thusly do not normally frenzy). Instead, in addition to Gnosis, they draw supernatural power from the blood of humans and animals. They are able to use this blood to heal themselves, move with superhuman quickness, instantly change forms, create webs (required in Pithus form) or even to power some of their gifts. They do not regenerate the way the Garou and other Fera do, instead they heal with the power of their blood or or naturally over time like humans do; similarly they do not possess the same immunity to disease that the other shifters have, but they can purse diseases from their systems using the power of their consumed blood. Additionally, they do not step sideways to enter the Umbra; instead, they "crawl though the strands of the Great Web" in their Crawlerling forms (see below); as they are tied to the Weaver, this is easier for them in areas of high Weaver influence and more difficult in areas dominated by the Wyld or the Wyrm (effectively inverted from the way the Garou and other shifters interact with the Gauntlet).
Ananasi are generally considered alien and bizarre (or worse) by the other Changing Breeds; in return, the Damhàn often view the "Ovid" (as they collectively refer to the Garou and other Fera) as being beneath their notice. Ananasi possess no vulnerability or allergy to silver (perhaps because they are not related to Gaia), nor is there any other substance that they are vulnerable to as a Breed. They often point this out as proof of their superiority to the Ovid.