>> In a message dated 2000/06/21 07:25:53 PM, Romilly wrote:
>> >Si Kantjil (modern Kancil) is a trickster figure.
>> I have - for a longtime - felt a strong kinship to Trickster figures,
>> esp'ly Sun Wu K'ung, Chinese Trickstergod, a.k.a. "Monkey", Sage Equal to
>> Heaven, Tripmaster Monkey, Col. Sun, etc..
>> So much so that I feel like I am co-inhabited by Sun Wu K'ung.
>is it the monkey of the monkey festival in hong kong?
>funny that: si kancil actually manages to deceive the monkey by
>stealing fruit from him (but i can't remember how).
Tricksters are sometimes the victims of mischief too. A really good book
on Trickster archetypes is _Trickster Made the World_ (I don't have it here,
so I can't remember the author's name).