Trickster tales are told throughout the world, and especially in the South.  These tales feature a cunning character with advanced intellect that plays tricks on others and breaks the rules of polite society.   Sometimes these tricksters want to steal food or possessions, other times they are in survival mode against an oppressor.  Enslaved Africans brought trickster tales with them and adapted them to plantation life.  The best known Southern trickster is Brer Rabbit, but the Devil himself also receives his fair share of trickster mischief.  Read these and other trickster tales below.