Native American Mythology

WAUKHEON

Sioux (Dakota) Storm fabulous creature

Also known as THUNDERBIRD, THUNDER-BIRD, WAKINYAN

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: THUNDERBIRD, THUNDER-BIRD, 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

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

References: Coming soon.

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