Thunderbirds & Eagles

Sky Realm characters primarily include Thunder birds, eagles and ravens. This section contains a mixture of bird creatures that actually appear on authentic totem poles and whimsical creatures just for fun.

The Thunderbird is considered to be the Grand lord of the Sky Realm. The Thunderbird can appear invisible and manifest as a great wind or storm. When Thunder birds battle in the sky realm, humans hear thunder and see lightning in the sky. Thunder birds can transform themselves into human form as great eagle chiefs to attend dance ceremonies with people.

Ravens are powerful, ever-transforming tricksters. Ravens always appear hungry, compulsive, corrupt and deceptive, yet they seem always to be able to trick and deceive themselves out of trouble. Ravens can transform into fearsome cannibalistic creatures called Hok Hok who can pluck out the eyes of their enemies.

Birds play a big part in totem pole stories and creation. The birds in this section are a mixture of creatures that actually appear on authentic totem poles and whimsical creatures just for fun.

Totem Pole Birds

Mythological meanings are commonly attributed to the birds, fish, animals, people and other mythological creatures used in Western tribal arts. Meanings may differ between tribes. 
Because totem pole traditions involve stories of clans and families, this can be a good family reunion project especially for grand parents to accompany discussions about family histories.