Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

Trickster figure who frequently appears in Native American Folklore. He is to be found in a very wide range of contexts, running from the Road Runner and Wile E Coyote animated shorts (see Chuck Jones) to exercises in literary fantasy like Richard Thornley's Coyote: Comprising a Final Bid from the Maggot, Sundry Tricks, and the Passing of the Soul through Death (1994). [JC]

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