Thunderbird

North American - A name for the gods Hinun, Wakan. Tanka Wakinyan and Wakonda. Also called Thunderbird, Hinun, Hinun, Heno, Hino, Hinu, Thunderer, Thunderer, Elias, Wakan Tanka, Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, Wakanda, Wakonda, Great Mystery, Tob Tob, Wacanda, Wakinyan, Wakonda, Arikara Nesaru or Wakonda.
North American - A spirit of thunder and lightning. The description of these beings varies from tribe to tribe. Sometimes they are human with the head of an eagle or wearing cloaks made from eagle feathers; others say that they are largely without definite form but have beaks with large fangs. It is believed that they can make thunder by flapping their wings and lightning flashes come from their eyes. Some tribes regard them as ancestors of the human race who played a part in the creation of the world. Occasionally called Thunderbird, Hinun, Hinun, Heno, Hino, Hinu, Thunderer, Thunderer, Elias, Wakan Tanka, Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, Wakanda, Wakonda, Great Mystery, Tob Tob, Wacanda, Wakinyan, Wakonda, Arikara Nesaru or Wakonda.
North American - A totem figure of the American Indians. This sacred figure was represented as an eagle, capable of lifting a whale, whose wings caused the sound of thunder and whose beak produced lightning. It is depicted as having a second head on its belly. Referred to as Thunderbird, Hinun, Hinun, Heno, Hino, Hinu, Thunderer, Thunderer, Elias, Wakan Tanka, Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, Wakanda, Wakonda, Great Mystery, Tob Tob, Wacanda, Wakinyan, Wakonda, Arikara Nesaru or Wakonda.
Siberian - Rain-spirits. In this case, the birds are ducks and it is said that it rains when they sneeze. In some accounts, identified as Thunderbird, Hinun, Hinun, Heno, Hino, Hinu, Thunderer, Thunderer, Elias, Wakan Tanka, Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, Wakanda, Wakonda, Great Mystery, Tob Tob, Wacanda, Wakinyan, Wakonda, Arikara Nesaru or Wakonda.
South American - A spirit of thunder and lightning. This being features in the lore of several tribes who believe that the Thunderbird causes thunder by flapping his wings. At times, identified as Thunderbird, Hinun, Hinun, Heno, Hino, Hinu, Thunderer, Thunderer, Elias, Wakan Tanka, Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, Wakanda, Wakonda, Great Mystery, Tob Tob, Wacanda, Wakinyan, Wakonda, Arikara Nesaru or Wakonda.

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