Re: Good Tricksters, Hare?

From: jorganos <joe_at_EA3BvFSCg59-2HYhXhoiN2gOylKrQdutoTKvPMP58ZL-7Y0ECVSoL2-TQ3A_lf4la5GdYYS3>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 00:59:56 -0000

Andrew Solovay:

> Based on Greg's reply, it sounds like instead of having a "quasi-good
> trickster god", you should have a "good quasi-trickster god". That is,
> a god who is known for pranks and is clever, but doesn't really fit
> the "trickster" mold. (Though more hidebound gods and cultures might
> *think* he's a trickster. Heck, probably some Dara Hapans think of
> Orlanatus as a trickster.)

Plenty of those are available, quite often including cultural hero deities.

Orlanth is a prime example with his thief, slayer, lightbringer (stealing again) feats.

Orlantio was the distillation of these aspects in Imtheran mythology (by Harald Smith)

Kadiola is the sea god of Koraru Bay who won his sovereignty by trickery.

Argan Argar used some tricksery to establish himself as lord of surface darkness, too.

Making a trickster out of Yelm will be some challenge, though. Brightface in the Entekosiad apocryph annexes might qualify...            

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