Re: Good Tricksters, Hare?
> I would have guessed that Gloranthan tricksters varied a lot in their
> malignancy. Real World comparison: Loki, to Coyote, to Hermes.
That was what led me to ask the question. Near where I live (Seattle,
Washington, northwest US) there are several tricksters of varying
levels of malignancy:
- Moon the Transformer, a basically benign creator figure, credited
for creating the world as it exists and even placing the first people
- Coyote, who is credited with creating rivers and securing salmon,
but who also has bad habits like violating incest taboos
- Raven, who locally is nasty (and a foe of Moon in one myth), but who
further north is apparently more like Coyote
- Mink, who is basically ill-behaved but less powerful than the other
It sounds like Gloranthan tricksters are more uniform, by comparison.
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