Native American Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of North America...


Sioux (Dakota) Storm fabulous creature

Also known as Thunder-Bird, Thunderbird, Wakinyan

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

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: Thunder-Bird, Thunderbird, Wakinyan

Gender: Male
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: 7629

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Article last revised on October 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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