One eternally popular element of mythology is the trickster. Almost every culture in human history has myths of an individual who relies on his or her wits to outsmart stronger, meaner foes. Examples range from Coyote (of the central and south-western America), or Anansi (of West Africa), or Loki (of Scandinavia) and Hermes (of Greece).
While opinions about tricksters vary widely from culture to culture, how they are portrayed tells a tremendous amount about the people telling the stories. They can also tell us a lot about ourselves… READ MORE –>