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Native American Lightning Mythology

Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about lightning.

Native American Lightning Gods and Spirits

*Coninisi (Caddo)
*Huhuk (Pawnee)
*Tahu (Hidatsa)
*Thunder Brothers (Badogiak)
*Thunderbird (Plains and Western tribes)
*Thunderers (Cherokee)
*Wakinyan (Sioux)

Native American Legends About Lightning

*White Owl:
    Story of a Penobscot hero who was saved from a witch by the lightning powers of the Thunder Brothers.
*The Twin Brothers * The Brothers Who Became Lightning And Thunder:
    Caddo legends about the twin heroes, Thunder and Lightning.

Recommended Books of Lightning Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

How Thunder and Lightning Came to Be:
    Picture book based on a Choctaw legend about the origin of thunder and lightning.
Weather Legends: Native American Lore and Science of Weather:
    Collection of weather myths from various tribes, including a chapter on thunder and lightning.



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