Re: Good Tricksters, Hare?

From: John Machin <orichalka_at_9_336oh5DIRiFsAFnm1WgF8dg9Ntw8Pw2MYyeHS053VGo3jyzLfmdBp_Ulqtbqaur_>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:39:25 +1100

On 17/01/2008, Andrew Solovay <> wrote:
> Well, I don't think Hermes *is* a capital-T trickster. He's a god with
> tricksterish elements, but so is Orlanth. Prankster, maybe, especially in
> his youth, but not Trickster.

Agreed, I think there is a bit of terminological confusion here - there are immortals that play tricks, and there are immortals whose core mythic role is to be a Trickster.

John Machin
"Nothing is more beautiful than to know the All."
- Athanasius Kircher, 'The Great Art of Knowledge'.


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