Thunderbird Animal Totem 

The Legend

One of the most compelling symbols in the Native world. The Thunderbird animal totem is a representation of strength. Considered sacred among Native American People. Native Americans are of the most spiritual people within humanity. Native culture is built upon the spiritual world and divine reflection. Native Americans show reverence through studying the natural world with a keen eye. Then composing this knowledge into meanings and traits. These characteristics are then passed down from generation to generation.

So, what is the meaning of the Thunderbird Animal Totem?









Like the eagle in many other cultures, this bird signifies all things powerful. Most clans use the symbol to show familial strength and kinship. The family is very important to Native peoples. A family blessed with lots of children amassed got more wealth and greater provision. The Thunderbird animal totem is used as a reflection of this.

The Thunderbird animal totem always sits at the top of a totem pole. A totem pole is a communication device. It provides information such as:

  • Family history
  • Dates and times
  • Other messages that need to be conveyed


animal totem eagleSome Native American tribes call a Thunderbird animal totem a Skyamsen. A bringer of glad tidings and a messenger from the One who controls all nature. Other symbolic representations include ultimate power, change, irrefutable might, provision, and divine province. The Thunderbird is best portrayed in art. Displayed on a variety of artifacts, especially eco-friendly jewelry. Handmade and all-natural jewelry. The use of vibrant colors induces certain moods and feelings of calm and wellbeing. The color blue, used quite often contrasted by bits of red, yellow, and orange. This represents humanity's warring spirit. The fight to maintain control of the ego and douse anger. Thunderbird jewelry is a perfect reminder. When worn, it helps to ease your mind and remember all the good you have.



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