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Native American Legends: Huhuk (Hu-Huk)

Name: Huhuk
Tribal affiliation: Pawnee
Alternate spellings: Hu-huk
Pronunciation: hoo-hook
Also known as: Kitihakuts
Type: Thunderbird, storm spirit, giant bird
Related figures in other tribes: Thunderer (Sioux), Dahu (Hidatsa), Nonoma (Cheyenne), Pinesi (Ojibwe)

Huhuk is the Pawnee Thunderbird. The Thunderbird is described as a huge long-necked bird like a swan, with a forked, jagged tail. The beating of his wings cause thunder. Huhuk is the mortal enemy of the water panther.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

The Pawnee Mythology:
    Extensive collection of Pawnee legends and traditional stories.
Hold Up The Sky:
    Anthology of legends from the Pawnee and other Southern Plains tribes.

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