Tricksters

ABOVE: Four of the most well-known tricksters in Native American mythology: the coyote, man-spider, hare/rabbit, and raven.

The trickster figure plays a big part in Native American mythology. Types of trickster depend on the region. In the western United States, the figure is a coyote. On the northwest coast, he's a raven. In the Southeast, he appears as a rabbit, whereas on the Great Plains, he's a spider. Tricksters also appear as an otter, wolverine, or raccoon, or sometimes even a human.

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Images from http://true-wildlife.blogspot.com/2011/02/coyote.html, http://inonibird.deviantart.com/art/NARP-Iktomi-concept-198541193, http://www.clarkart.edu/museum/exhibitions-past-detail.cfm?EID=12, and http://www.pathgallery.com/itoolkit.asp?pg=Raven