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'Spirit Coat of Fox People'
 
'Spirit Coat of Fox People'
Sioux Legend



True to legends on both sides of the Atlantic, this is legend
Of people who wear the spiritual coat of the Fox

Fox is very clever and sly indeed.
And most who wear this spiritual coat possess many qualities
Fox teaches the lessons of becoming hidden and camouflaged,
when it is best to remain unseen
and simply observe.

Fox and his children use intangibility, disguise and vagueness as tools.
This Teacher's lessons center around adaptability and flexibility
in particular the power to adapt to a situation
and use it to one's benefit,
Acting quickly and decisively at the proper time.

Among the abilities Fox teaches, are stealth and becoming unseen
(by blending spiritually into the background for a time)
and shape shifting
(of a spiritual and, with a few, physical sort).

Fox's kits, or students are taught of the great value of subtlety
and craftiness, and are truly elusive,
At times, remaining always just out of reach
of those who pursue them.

Fox people know they are cleverer than most, but they must remain humble,
or they end up falling into an unbalanced state
where they become callous and extremely manipulative

For they know human nature very well,
and are often able to exploit it and control it easily.
But this is Fox, at their worst.

At their best,
Fox and his children use their gifts of slyness and obfuscation
to the benefit of the People,
Scouting, spying on enemies and learning much in secret.

There is a hidden but very powerful martyr instinct in Fox,
He prefers to place himself, rather than others in danger.

A song of the Fox Peoples of my tribe goes
'I am a Fox
I am supposed to die.
If there is anything difficult, if there is anything dangerous,
it is mine, and mine alone to do or try.

Anthony

Written for Little Owl
&
Her Fox

Written for: Anything Goes Challenge
Hosted by: Ms. Jollynoblefrog

By WinterWolf

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