Absurdity and Hidden Truth: Cunning Intelligence and Grotesque Body Images as Manifestations of the Trickster

@article{Koepping1985AbsurdityAH,
  title={Absurdity and Hidden Truth: Cunning Intelligence and Grotesque Body Images as Manifestations of the Trickster},
  author={Klaus-Peter Koepping},
  journal={History of Religions},
  year={1985},
  volume={24},
  pages={191 - 214}
}
  • K. Koepping
  • Published 1 February 1985
  • Art
  • History of Religions
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