Native American Indian Sky Spirits: Thunderer

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Thunderer
Thunderer

Native American Indian Sky Spirits: Thunderer

Name: Thunderer

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Tribal affiliation: Sioux

Native names: Wakinyan, Waukkeon, Waukheon

Pronunciation: wah-keen-yahn

Also Known As: Thunder Bird, Thunder Being, Thunder Spirit, Thunders

Type: Nature spirit, thunder, lightning

Related figures in other tribes: Thunderbirds, Animiki, Binesi, Seven Thunders

Wakinyan, known in English as the Thunderer or the Thunderbird, is a powerful sky spirit of Sioux mythology. The Thunderer has the form of a giant bird, with wings that make the sound of thunder and eyes that shoot lightning. The Thunderer is the mortal enemy of the horned serpent Unktehi.

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