Native American Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of North America...


Kwakwaka'wakw Nature Spirit

Also known as Bakwas, Bukwis

Picture of the Native American Nature Spirit Bokwus from our Native American mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Forest Spirit who may spirit you away

You can feel his presence. You may get a fleeting glimpse of... no, it’s gone. Was it a face in the leaves?

If you hear the sound of running water, run in the opposite direction. It is well known that Bokwus lures travelers into rivers and they are never seen again. Quite how this can be so well-known when the victims are never seen again can only be further proof of how dangerous and mysterious Bokwus is.

Bokwus Facts and Figures

Name: Bokwus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Bakwas, Bukwis

Gender: Male
Type: Spirit
Area or people: Northwest
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Nature
Area of expertise: Nature

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1250

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

References: Coming soon.

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