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by Micha F. Lindemans
In mythology, a term for a supernatural creature who personifies an unpredictable, cunning, and deceitful power. It is an ambiguous creature with both positive and negative characteristics, bringing good and evil to humans. Famous tricksters are, among others, the Native American Coyote, the Polynesian Maui, the Norse Loki, and the African Anansi.

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