Native American Mythology

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KAPOONIS

Nisqually Thunder God

Trouble-making Thunder God

The son of Kanati and Selu, he and his brother Enumclaw wrested secrets from spirits and used the knowledge to go around causing hassle.

Kapoonis’s special talent lay in his amazing ability to throw very heavy things. Which he did with reckless abandon. This caused no end of trouble until he and his brother were whisked away by an angry Sky Father to become the Thunder Twins.

Now he makes thunder by throwing boulders across the sky, while his brother makes lightning.

Kapoonis Facts and Figures

Name: Kapoonis
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Nisqually of the Coast Salish people
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Thunder
Area of expertise: Thunder

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1517

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

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