rrocher at rrocher at
Wed Apr 27 19:06:22 UTC 1994

In the traditional (Sanskrit) fables of India (Hitopadesha, Pancatantra), 
it is the jackal who is the archetypal trickster. There is also a human 
equivalent, generally translated the "rogue".

Rosane Rocher (Penn).

dk.seattle wrote:
> This message was forwarded to me by a friend who subscribes to a list 
> dealing with Native American languages.  Can anyone shed some light on 
> this, posting to our list for our general edification and copying to 
> David Cole?  As many of you know, the archetypal trickster in American 
> Indian tradition is coyote.
> > Taken from nat-lang, who were talking about the indigenous american
> > "trickster" and associations with personified "spider" a while back:
> > 
> > >Original Sender: "David Cole"  <!DCOLE>
> > >
> > >A sidebar to "trickster."  My wife is a Professor in the Anthro
> > >department here at Syracuse U, and had a grad student who wrote on
> > >spider-as-trickster in various regions of India.  I've tried Mosaic
> > >and Gopher searches on tricksters, but nothing much turns up.
> > >
> > gli
> > 
> -Dennis King


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