Thunderbird

Summer Court Fae

Description:

A large Native American caretaker at the Denver botanical gardens. He has a booming voice but is generally calm and polite, taking extreme care of the life at the gardens. However if angered his eyes spark with electricity and his voice becomes deafeningly loud. Secretly he is the glamoured form of the Thunderbird. A massive creature large enough to hunt whales. The beat of his wings produces thunder, his eyes produce lightning and his wings gather clouds as he flies. He is a member of the Summer Court of Faeries.
He has this tattoo on his left arm → Whos-Tattoo.jpg

Bio:

Opposing force to White Owl

Also known as: Wakinyan

In many Native American cultures, the personification of thunder in the form of a giant bird with supernatural powers. Lightning flashed when Thunderbird opened and closed his eyes, and thunder rolled when he beat his wings. When the chief of a Thunderbird clan died, thunder rolled. The eagle and the hawk were regarded as representatives of Thunderbird in the earthly realm. Thunderbirds often fought with other creatures, especially water serpents.
In the Yukon, Thunderbird (Tinmiukpuk) was powerful enough to carry off whales and reindeer and sometimes even humans.
For the Lakota, there were four different kinds of Thunderbird (Wakinyan): scarlet, black with a long beak, yellow with no beak, and blue with no ears or eyes. The Wakinyan traveled with the West Wind and protected people from the North Wind blown by Waziya. People who dreamed of Wakinyan became heyoka, the Lakota contraries, who acted and spoke in backward ways.
In an Arapaho story, Thunderbird, as the symbol of summer, challenged White Owl Woman, the winter bird, to determine whose powers were greater. The thick white clouds that White Owl Woman created overcame Thunderbird’s towering black clouds, demonstrating that White Owl Woman was more powerful than Thunderbird.

Thunderbird

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