Can you tell me about other "trickster" characters you know of?
Trickster characters appear in many folkloric traditions. Coyote is a good one for native Americans. Anansi, the spider god, is the trickster for many African traditions. Hermes was a Greek trickster—always messing up messages so no one knew what anyone else meant. We even find Brer Rabbit as the trickster in US history. The trickster always finds a way to mess things up. He’s the one causing the problems in that saying: “the best laid plans of mice and men….”
I’m looking for others I don’t know or haven’t thought of. If you know of one, could you tell me, please? And maybe give a one sentence description? Thanks.
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