Native American mythology

WAUKHEON

Picture of the Native American Storm fabulous creature Waukheon from our Native American mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Sioux (Dakota) Storm fabulous creature

Also known as THUNDERBIRD, THUNDER-BIRD, WAKINYAN

Shockingly Powerful Bird Spirit

The Thunder Bird, or birds, depending who you ask. A nature spirit of great importance.

The flapping of WAUKHEON on his way to war makes the sky shake with thunder — and when he glances down to earth, lightning hits the ground.

WAUKHEON constantly battles with UNTUNKTAHE the Water God. Will they ever settle for a draw?

Images of WAUKHEON are famously found sitting on the top of TOTEM-POLES. As powerful symbols of nature, war, strength and victory, it’s no wonder every tribe has a Thunder Bird to look over them. Thunder Gods are go!

Waukheon Facts and Figures

Name: Waukheon
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: THUNDERBIRD, THUNDER-BIRD, WAKINYAN

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Area or people: Dakota
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Storms
Area of expertise: Storms

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 23011

Article last updated on 30 November 2017 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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