08 - African Story Telling Reading Notes / The Trickster...

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African Story Telling Reading Notes / The Trickster September 15, 2008 Beiho Tricks His Uncles Summary – Motiff- transformation, illusion and identity 1. it is not known who Beiho was. When he was in the womb his mother went down to the water to fill her skin when she needed help no one was their Beiho came out of the womb and helped his mother, then he went back in the womb. Mother told midwives child would be born by himself and he was. He became older had a quarrel with his uncles and when they were not their ties an n esophagus around his mother’s neck and pretended to kill her and the uncles thought he was killing their sister. He told them they had to treat their wives like this or they would not get any thing done quickly. Then he said saria Maria cure her Maria and she rose. (Trickster he tricks the uncles) they kill their wives as well but the wives stay dead. 2. Second trick- the uncles want revenge they burn down Beiho house. He knew they would so he prepared. He tricked them, told them that the
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course FOLKLORE 210 taught by Professor Scheub during the Spring '09 term at Wisconsin.

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