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121 – Trickster Stories: Coyote, Anansi, and Nanabozho

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This week we’re taking a look at the stories of three legendary trickster spirits: the ever-sly Coyote of North American folklore, the web-weaving Anansi from West African tales, and the amorphous (but usually rabbit-eared) Nanabozho from Ojibwe legends. What does it mean when something is a “trickster”? Are they always out to steal your lunch money? Why are they always intrinsically linked to humanity itself? Maybe the trickster archetype is less of a con-artist and more of a lesson in how to dance with a chaotic and changing world.

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