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Comparing Hunahpu And Hubalanque

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Tricksters, much like wise old men, dragons, and knights are common story characters; however, characters like tricksters are not just for story books or tales, they are also widely found in religious writings. Gods like Loki in the Norse mythology, or Set in the Egyptian mythology used trickery or underhanded tactics to gain power or cause damage in their own stories. Hunahpu and Xbalanque are described as tricksters in the story, in one literal sense, when Seven Macaw is talking about them, on page 2497 Macaw refers to them as tricksters. Aside from this, the tactics the boys use also suggest that they are trickster archetypal characters. The two examples that best show this are how Hunahpu attacks Macaw with a blow-dart when he is eating,
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