Cherokee Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of the Cherokee

ENUMCLAW

Cherokee Lightning God

Picture of the Cherokee Lightning God Enumclaw from our Cherokee mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Trouble-making Lightning God

The son of Kanati the Hunter and Selu the Corn Goddess, Enumclaw and his brother Kapoonis were known as the Thunder Twins.

Having consulted with spirits, Enumclaw discovered the secret of making fire spears, while his brother Kapoonis mastered the somewhat easier art of hurling very large boulders.

Together they caused all manner of mayhem on Earth. Not very amused, Father Sky grabbed both of them up into his domain and put them to use.

Now Enumclaw makes lightning by casting his fire spears down to Earth, while his brother hurls thunderous boulders across the sky.

Enumclaw Facts and Figures

Name: Enumclaw
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Cherokee, Northwest Coast
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Lightning
Area of expertise: Lightning

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2743

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Article last revised on May 24, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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