Magical bird related to the Phoenix, native to North America that creates storms as it flies (Pm).
Famous 1920s wandmaker Shikoba Wolfe used Thunderbird tailfeathers as cores for her wands (Pm).
Thunderbird is a house at Ilvermony that Chadwick Boot named after his favorite creature.
The thunderbird is a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples' history and culture. It is considered a supernatural bird of power and strength. It is especially important, and frequently depicted, in the art, songs and oral histories of many Pacific Northwest Coast cultures, and is found in various forms among the peoples of the American Southwest, Great Lakes, and Great Plains.
Thunderbird mythology parallels tales of the Roc from around the Indian Ocean; like the roc, the thunderbird is generally assumed to be based on real (though mythically exaggerated) species of birds, namely the bald eagle, which is very common on the Northwest Coast.
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