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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