The dîné: origin myths of the navaho indians --many trickster tales tales of the north american indians by stith thompson --many trickster and other tales coyote, he/she was going there: sex and gender in native american trickster stories --detailed scholarly discussion. Native american myths include legends and stories of creation but people should keep in mind that these are often no more related than different myths all across the world every culture has tricksters and myths relating to death and rebirth. Inuit myths and legends are usually short dramatic forms dealing with the wonders of the world: the creation, the heavens, birth, love, hunting and sharing food, respect for the aged, polygamy, murder, infanticide, incest, death and the mystery of afterlife. Native american myths cover a wide range of themes, such as creation narratives or stories about heroic journeys, as well as trickster myths the stories about the introduction of ceremonies and customs in the life of the tribe also constitute a major part in mythology.
Describe the relationship between humanity and divinity in any two texts from the native american unit make sure to select texts that you feel are indicative of the quality of this relationship, then explain how these texts demonstrate this situation. African mythology is a blend of different culture with most of the themes relating to animals and especially tricksters gods of different elements have been appointed as in the tradition in africa and are credited for most happenings in their part of the world and revered as deities to be worshipped. In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a character in a story (god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or anthropomorphisation), which exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge, and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules and conventional behaviour.
In europe, the role of the trickster is most commonly played by spirits which appear in many forms and classes these are but two examples of tricksters present in cultures all over the globe inari ōkami appears to a warrior accompanied by a kitsune. Creation myths from the biblical account of the garden of eden to the hopi story of spider woman creating the first humans out of dirt and saliva, creation stories ground cultures in a concrete beginning. The subjects of myths reflect the universal concerns of mankind throughout history: birth, death, the afterlife, the origin of man and the world, good and evil and the nature of man himself. A trickster is a character who uses wits, rather than strength or authority, to accomplish his goals like heroes, tricksters usually come out of their adventures unscathed, having won the prize they desired and upset the regular social order in a way that will cause lasting effects for the people around them.
Egyptian mythology is the collection of myths from ancient egypt, which describe the actions of the egyptian gods as a means of understanding the world the beliefs that these myths express are an important part of ancient egyptian religion. Creation or origin myths explain how the world came to be in its present form, and often position the cultural group telling the myth as the first people or the true people (myth 284) such sacred stories, or narratives , concern where a people and the things of their world come from, why they are here, where they are going. In the beginning: stories and/or myths about creation, the garden of eden, adam and eve: the garden of eden story: the fall (or perhaps rise) of humanity, & original sin comparing/contrasting the two creation stories in genesis . Trickster roles eshu african people have tales about tricksters (hare, spider, tortoise, etc), which slaves brought to the new world in yoruba mythology, eshu is an orisha, and one of the most respected deities of the tradition. The myths that will follow deal with creation, earth, the moon, corn, the first man and woman, the first horses and death they come from different parts of the north american continent all have been summarized from the sources given.
Many melanesian myths explain the creation of the sea, an important feature in the lives of island peoples a myth from dobu island in new guinea says that when the sea was released, all the beautiful women were swept to the trobriand islands and the ugly women were carried inland on dobu. Closely related to elysium is hesiod's isles of the blessed, mentioned in his works and days, which was located in the western ocean reincarnation the notion that the human soul enters another body upon death, though unfamiliar in popular greek religion, was widespread in greek philosophy. The origin of death is a theme in the myths of many cultures death is a universal feature of human life, so stories about its origin appear to be universal in human cultures  as such it is a form of cosmological myth (a type of myth that explains the origins of a culture and the problems that faces it) [2. Iagentci: iagentci plays a key role in the iroquois myth of creation when she became pregnant, her husband suspected her of cheating on him with the war god and banished her from the land in the sky.
Coyote played the role of both creator and trickster in crow mythology in some versions of the crow creation myth there were actually two coyotes, the old man coyote who created people, animals, and the earth, and a regular coyote who had adventures and got into trouble. Psychoanalysis of myth 6 jung's archetypes the clues to self-realization in myths, and in many other cultural phenomena, are according to carl g jung the archetypes, symbolic elements containing aspects of the workings of human life and mind. Ancient egyptian mythology every aspect of life in ancient egypt was informed by the stories which related the creation of the world and the sustaining of that world by the gods simply a prologue to something greater but was a part of the entire journey the egyptian concept of an afterlife was a mirror-world of one’s life on earth.
Origin myths typically dealt with the creation of the earth and sky, gods, islands, heroes, features of the landscape, humans, and other creatures a common theme in eastern micronesia was the use of a creator god's body to form the earth, sky, sun, moon, and other features. Tricksters in mythology can take on a number of different roles, depending on the myths about them, though they are typically involved in activity that is outside the norm a trickster is typically a male figure who tricks or fools others, often both gods and mankind, and who may be benevolent, amusing, or malicious. What the ancient greeks—at least in the archaic phase of their civilization—called muthos was quite different from what we and the media nowadays call “myth” for them a muthos was a true story, a story that unveils the true origin of the world and human beings for us a myth is something to be “debunked”: a widespread, popular belief that is in fact false. The trickster archetype the trickster is an alchemist, a magician, creating for example, in greek mythology, the titan prometheus stole fire from the gods to give it to humans he is more of a culture hero than a trickster in any role, the trickster usually represents the force of cunning, and is pitted.