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