Native American Indian Thunder Spirits: Gaqtugwewe’sm

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Gaqtugwewe’sm

Native American Indian Thunder Spirits: Gaqtugwewe’sm

Name: Kaqtukaq

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Tribal affiliation: Mi’kmaq

Alternate spellings: Gaqtugaq, Gaqtugwaq. The singular form is Kaqtukwewe’sn (Gaqtugwewe’sm, Gaqtugwewesm, Gaqtugawesm.)

Pronunciation: similar to kakh-too-gakh

Also known as: Bemagijik

Type: Nature spirit, thunder, lightning

Related figures in other tribes: 7 Thunders, Thunderbirds, Thunderers

The Kaqtukaq are Mi’kmaq storm spirits. They are fierce warriors and thunder is caused by the sound of their battles, while lightning flashes from their eyes. Although the Kaqtukaq are associated with birds, they usually appear in human form (generally as men with with bird’s wings), and in some stories their clan intermarries with Indian people

Source: native-languages

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