According to mythology.net, 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. Unlike heroes, Tricksters are usually morally questionable. They may lie, cheat, or steal to get what they want, and their ends don’t justify their means. These slippery characters don’t set out to save the world. They set out to get what they want."
There are examples of these wily deities in almost every culture, as you can see from the graphic below.
Activities/ Extra Prize EntriesThis week we are focusing on Anansi, one of the most famous tricksters and the god of stories! Read the story on the SRP page and answer the questions in the form to get an extra entry into the Grand Prize Drawing.
You can get another entry by completing the Trickster crossword at https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1203238/ and sending a picture of the complete crossword to email@example.com
These activities are available printed out at the circulation desk, and can be turned in there as well!