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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: THUNDERBIRD, THUNDER-BIRD, WAKINYAN
Type: fabulous creature
Area or people: Dakota tribe of the Sioux people
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Storms
Area of expertise: Storms
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 425
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Article last revised on October 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.