To understand the modern day trickster we need to understand what makes a trickster. Tricksters in mythology represent the chaotic nature and the unpredictability of life. The role the trickster in myths and stories is a catalyst for change. Without change, we would remain in parity. They are necessary characters in our world because they upset the balance between two characters, or generate an imbalance in a community or world that demands rectification by humans or the gods. In parity we cease to evolve, mature, or improve. Tricksters give rise to situations wherein we may find new ways of thinking, acting or problem solving. Trickster are amoral with a titch of chaos. Additionally they often appear in modern culture as the anti-hero. [Read more…]
I have had the great pleasure to meet and travel with some very unusual characters over the years. I have met human/animal mixtures. Animals straight from our Ancestors stories, such as Cerebus, the three-headed hound from Greek Mythology and Fenrir the Wolf from Norse Mythology. They were both very formidable characters to encounter while journeying.
I have had many friends over the years recount their relationship with the Dragons. I had the good fortune of listening to their tales and adventures with them. The deep interest in Dragons began after I attended a lecture by a Jungian Analyst speaking on Jung’s thoughts and writings regarding the Archetype of the Dragon. I am still very interested in the divisions of characterization of dragons based on eastern and western mythology. There are many different stories, names, and elemental associations with Dragons in Eastern myths.
Latin: Canus Latrins
Traits: A trickster and a powerful teacher. Coy, keenly observant, playful. Deceitful.
In stories, Coyote and Mouse are often found together. The spirit of Mouse has six inches of vision. It’s world is one where everything around it is much bigger. Seeing only the world directing in front of it, with the rest obscured by the largeness around it. [Read more…]