Todd Manning, "The Fox and His Vixen"
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Todd: From a surname meaning "fox", derived from Middle English todde.
The word "fox" has become synonymous slang in Western society for an individual with
Its fur coat adapts to the temperatures of the different seasons; most noticeable is its thin fur coat during summer which may be accompanied by a bright orange color and its winter coat which is larger and fluffier in order to trap air in.
For a long time, foxes were generally thought to be monogamous - a male pairs with a female fox and the pair stays together for life. There are many reasons why researchers came to this conclusion.
First, by observing foxes it was seen that the area over which a male fox roams, and which he defends against other foxes (his territory), largely overlaps the area occupied by the female.
During the mating, the pair are often seen together because the male follows the female closely. Also, once the female has given birth to the cubs, she spends the majority of her time in the den nursing them. During this period the male can be observed making frequent trips to and from the den to bring provisions to his mate. He then does the same for the cubs once they start eating solid food at about four weeks of age.
Earlier in the season they will take notice of one another but with only limited interest.
As time goes on, they will spend increasingly longer amounts of time with one another, and their normally solitary footprints become paired tracks in the snow. They engage in affectionate play, spend time in close contact with each other, and generally get to know more about their mates. Hunting is still conducted as a solitary activity, but even then the fox and vixen will maintain vocal communication between themselves over their range.
Red foxes are typically monogamous in as much as that they very rarely have more than one mate per season. They are also well known for the same breeding pairs remaining together for several years, especially in areas where the fox population is sparse.
The dominant males mate with the dominant female
in their own social group.
The Fabled Fox
The Fox as "Trickster"
A Trickster is a mischievous or roguish figure in myth or folklore who typically makes up for physical weakness with cunning and subversive humor. The Trickster alternates between cleverness and stupidity, kindness and cruelty, deceiver and deceived, breaker of taboos and creator of culture. Tricksters play an important role in the folklore and culture of the United States.
In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a "trickster" is a god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or anthropomorphic animal who plays tricks or otherwise disobeys normal rules and conventional behavior.
Often too, the Trickster is distinct in a story by his acting as a sort of catalyst, in that his antics are the cause of other characters' discomfiture, but he himself is left untouched.
The trickster is an example of a Jungian archetype. This archetype is characterized by his wit and charm as his main defense in getting out of situations. The trickster in mythology, religion and folklore can be a god, animal, human who plays tricks and ignores rules.
The trickster breaks the rules, sometimes unconsciously but with ultimately positive effects. When they break the rules it is usually in the form of tricks or thievery. They are cunning or foolish and sometimes both.
The Fox's Vixen
Definition of VIXEN
a female fox
a sexually attractive woman
an ill-tempered woman
Origin of VIXEN
Middle English (southern dialect) *vixen, alteration of Middle English fixen, from Old English fyxe, feminine of fox
First Known Use: 1590
Vixen, finally, represents the southern pronunciation of a word that goes back to Old English fyxe, the feminine of fox. It was formed by a change in the root vowel of fox and the addition of a suffix -e or -en. Besides being one of the rare southern English dialect forms to have come into standard English, vixen is also the only survival of this type of feminine noun in the modern language
From The Urban Dictionary
Totally gorgeous and amazing human female. With the cutest smile and a sweet ass body. Loves partying and drinks a lot but is still incredibly smart. But be warned, she can get extremely horny and may jump you unexpectedly.
For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss.
Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?
Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer
O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do!
Well, I heard there was a secret chord
That David played to please the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
Well, it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Well, your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
And she tied you to her kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from the lips she drew the Hallelujah
Yeah, baby, I've been here before
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
And I've seen your flag on that marble arch
Your love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah
Well, there was a time when you let me know
What was going on below
Now you don't never show that to me, do you?
But remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah
Well, now maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
And it's not your cry that I hear at night, no
It's not someone who's seen the light
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah