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Legendary Native American Figures: The Thunders
The Thunders are a clan of powerful Name: Thunders
Tribal affiliation: Iroquois
Also Known As: Thunderers, Thunder Beings, Thunder Men
Type: Nature spirit, thunder, lightning
Related figures in other tribes: Thunderbirds, Animikii, Wakinyan, Binesi
who live in the sky and cause thunder and lightning. Although they are dangerous beings and their gaze can bring
death to mortal men, they usually play a positive role in Iroquois legends and spirituality and are typically portrayed
as honorable and fair.
Stories about the Thunders
The Four Thunders:
Story of a mistreated teenager who became a Thunder's wife.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Legends of the Iroquois:
Legends and traditional stories told by a Mohawk elder.
Legends, Traditions and Laws of the Iroquois:
Collection of Iroquois legends and oral history told by a Tuscarora chief.
Iroquois Indian Myths And Legends:
Traditional stories from the Iroquois tribes.
Iroquois myths and legends
The Iroquois Confederacy
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Eastern Woodland Indian cultures
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