Monday, September 14, 2009

The Coyote

[edit] Character in mythology

Coyote tries to persuade Opossum to let him have some persimmons, in a Caddo story.
Main article: Coyote (mythology)
Traditional stories from many Native American nations include a deity whose name is translated into English as "Coyote". Although especially common in stories told by southwestern Native American nations, such as the Diné and Apache, stories about Coyote appear in dozens of Native American nations from Canada to Mexico.
Usually appearing as a trickster, a culture hero or both, Coyote also often appears in creation myths and etiological myths. Although usually appearing in stories as male, Coyote can also be female or a hermaphrodite, in some traditional Native American stories

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