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Coyote was an Earth folk trickster from the mythology of Native American culture. Coyote gave the powers of language and fire to humans. (TNG novel: Gulliver's Fugitives)

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In early Native American culture, Coyote was seen as something sinister and slightly evil, a grey area between good and evil. Eventually, this distilled down to the point where Coyote became a trickster character in a series of humorous stories told to children for educational and entertainment reasons. (TOS novel: Uhura's Song)

Coyote was a Being, a member of an omnipotent non-corporeal race which visited Earth in ancient times and influenced many developing cultures, including Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Norse. This trickster entity was also known as Anubis, Ares, Loki, and Mars. When the weather got too cold in the land of the Vikings as Loki, he would leave and appear as Coyote in the American southwest where it was warmer. (NF novels: Being Human, Gods Above)

History Edit

In the 19th century, according to one folktale, he was able to get American colonists to buy a burro which he claimed would excrete money. Stories about Coyote were known to Miwok and Apache. (TNG novel: Gulliver's Fugitives)

In the year 2268, Coyote was referenced in comparison with CloudShape to-Ennien. (TOS novel: Uhura's Song)

In 2366, Deanna Troi had a waking dream in which a band of Other-worlders assaulted CephCom, the headquarters of Cephalic Security in the city of Verity on the planet Rampart. Troi saw a security officer who seemed to have defected, successfully convincing other officers to put down their radiation guns. Troi sensed that the officer was a disguised Coyote. (TNG novel: Gulliver's Fugitives)

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