and trickster is always there, at the gates of the city
and the gates of life, making sure there is commerce.
ambivalence, doubleness and duplicity, contradiction
the origins, liveliness, and durability of cultures
require that there be space for figures whose function
is to uncover and disrupt the very things that cultures
wagging again. (76)
(Sampling from Lewis Hyde: Trickster Makes This World. text)