- Mythical Number: #3506
- Culture: North American
- Attribute: Flying
- Attribute: Celestial
- Behaviour: Friendly
A type of Thunderbird from the myths of the Dakota people of North America. They are birds of enormous size and are protectors of the four cardinal directions. The Wakinyan have four types; those that are blue-feathered and have no eyes or ears, those that are yellow and have no beaks, those that have bright red feathers and those that have black-feathers and have huge beaks.
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Did you find Wakinyan interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a beautiful, lovely illustration of the Friendly Wakinyan and send it to this website. Native American myth have been wonderfully collated in this book American Indian Trickster Tales and also in Creative Kids: Native American Tales and Activities. One famous North American creature made it into its own horror film Wendigo (2001) is about a couple and their child who encounter this horrible monster.
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