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Living Lore: Lyn Horner ~ Coyote Tales


Sue Vincent has kindly invited me back to her magical site to share more Navajo lore. This time Coyote is the star attraction.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Lyn Horner is back with more Navajo teaching tales… this time she writes of Coyote, a creature dear to Stuart and I as we worked with Coyote on the first book in our Lore Weavers series,  An Imperious Impulse: Coyote Tales.

If you have folk tales to share from your homeland,why not drop me an email and have them featured here as part of the Living Lore series. Please see the end of this post for details.


Coyote is one of the most revered figures in Navajo mythology, representing the importance of harmony and order. A trickster who is always causing trouble and getting into trouble, Coyote’s ceremonial name is Áłtsé hashké which means “first scolder.” He appears in creation myths, teaching stories, and healing ceremonies. Here are two Navajo Coyote stories.

Coyote and Rabbit
A Teaching Story

One day Coyote was out walking in the forest. He saw Rabbit…

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Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and a pair of very spoiled cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before she took up writing. This hobby grew into a love of research and the crafting of passionate love stories based on that research. This blog is designed to spotlight Lyn's books and share the work of other creative people.

8 comments on “Living Lore: Lyn Horner ~ Coyote Tales

  1. I’ve enjoyed your tales, Lyn. Heading over to read. 🙂

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  2. It was, as always, a pleasure to have you over, Lyn.

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