73. What do trickster tales tell us about human beings, and why are they important in Indigenous cultures?
Davíd Carrasco [+]
Tricksters are often animals like wily coyote, sly fox, clever spider, and cunning raven who challenge gods, insult shamans, undermine chiefs, and may become a culture hero even when caught in the act. In some traditions, tricksters can change shapes and gender.