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Study Guide from Ms. Happ's Mythology Course
|The Trickster is usually what gender?
|The Trickster delights in what?
|Breaking rules, boasting, and playing tricks on both humans and gods
|The Trickster upsets the natural order of things by doing what?
|Stealing or causing humans to fight or engage in unpleasant behavior
|Most Tricksters are ------ changers who can...
|Shape; take any form though often appear as animals
|Tricksters operate outside of what?
|The framework of right and wrong- they don't recognize the rules of society
|What are the traits of a Trickster?
|Childish, greedy, lustful, nasty; Can also be friendly, helpful, clever, and wise
|Tricksters posses amazing powers of what?
|Tricksters may come to sorry end in one story and then what?
|Miraculously come back to life and appear in another tale
|The Trickster acts out what?
|Human urges an desires that people living in communities learn to control to maintain social order
|Myths in which the Trickster's deeds backfire were developed to teach what?
|A moral lesson about penalties of misbehavior
|Myths is which the Trickster is a small, but clever animal that emerges victorious teaches what?
|How a seemingly powerless creature can triumph over a mighty one
|Who is the Trickster for the Northeastern Americans?
|Who is the Trickster for the Polynesians?
|Who is the Trickster for those along the Northwest coast?
|Who are the Tricksters for the Greeks?
|Hermes and Prometheus
|Who are the Tricksters for the West Africans?
|Eshu (Legba), Anansi
|Who is the Trickster for the Norse?
|Who is the Trickster for the Indians?
|Who is the Trickster for the Native Americans (Shoshoni)?
|Old Man Coyote