The Tooth Fairy
Unlike Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, there are few details of the tooth fairy's appearance that are based on myth. Today most people believed the tooth fairy to be female like Tinkerbell-type tooth fairy with the wings, wand, and leaving money under a child's pillow.
Other people think the tooth fairy as a man, or a bunny rabbit or a mouse. Belief in the tooth fairy is viewed in two very different ways. On the one hand, children believing is part of the trusting nature of childhood. On the other, belief in the tooth fairy is frequently used to label adults as being too trusting and gullible.
|original ink drawing for Tooth fairy|
|Raven stands over his bait pile|
Raven is a "trickster" in stories and myths; he is sometimes a hero, a troublemaker, a glutton, a buffoon, a destroyer or a creator. The Trickster alternately scandalizes, disgusts, amuses, disrupts, chastises, and humiliates (or is humiliated by) humans.
Raven is extremely jealous of anything that Human Beings hold in high regard. Raven always wants to be the center of attention. Over the centuries, he has created doubt in the minds of Humans about Mythic Beings such as the Easter Bunny, Leprechauns, Gnomes, Mermaids, Elves, Pixies, and Santa Clause. And he has destroyed Ancient Gods one by one. But the one Mythic Being that is the most persistent problem is the Tooth Fairy. It shows up at all times of the year and Raven has not control over this annoying sprites appearances’.
Raven hatched a scheme to rid the world of the Tooth Fairy. Raven has hoarded Human teeth and is waiting with a fly swatter to put a swift end to this pest.
In the instance, Raven is a troublemaker.
intaglio etching, 5 inch by 8 inch, 2016