Mythology Discussion 7 - 1. Respond to the story of Coyote...

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1. Respond to the story of Coyote (p. 229). The story of the coyote is one where he proves to be as trick-like as he is in other stories. The coyote tricks the giant into building a trap for himself and breaking his own leg once he is inside. There is a similar story to this where the coyote gets trapped in the giants mouth and he stabs him in the heart to help himself and the other individuals in the giant escape. Throughout folklore stories, the coyote is portrayed as an individual who uses cunningness and trickery to his advantage. Sometimes he is portrayed as a rabbit or spider or other form of a being of nature. Although he represents trickery, he is usually using his trickery for the good of himself or others. In the stories of the giants, the coyote helped other by trapping or killing the giant. This shows that trickery isn’t always a bad thing and can sometimes be more of an advantage. 1. How are animals often seen in Native American myths?  Animals are portrayed in Native American to represent a few different meanings. They
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