Native American Flicker Mythology

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Native American Flicker Mythology

The bright red markings of flickers are associated with fire, and in the Native American legends of northern California and Oregon, Flicker sometimes features as a medicine character with powers over fire. Like other members of the woodpecker family, flickers (also known as flicker birds) are considered lucky birds and are associated with friendship and happiness. In particular, yellow-shafted flickers or yellowhammers are believed to bring good luck and healing; hearing their cries means that you will soon receive a visitor, and in some Northern California tribes, dreaming of a yellowhammer is the sign that a person will become a traditional healer.

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The flicker is also used as a clan animal in some Native American cultures. Tribes with Flicker Clans include the Tlingit.

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