Tag Archives: thunderbirds

You Always Lose with Impundulus

I’ve written a bit about thunderbirds before, but I’ve only recently come across their African counterparts, lightning birds. They’re part of Zulu, Pondo, and Xhosa culture; and beliefs about them vary somewhat. The most common name for the bird seems … Continue reading

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Naniboujou Returns

Recently, my dad, who’s been traveling around the country, asked me if I’d heard of Naniboujou. I had to admit I hadn’t, so I thought some research might be in order. He’s a significant part of Anishinaabe mythology, which means … Continue reading

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