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Thunders, Sun & Moon
Ganohsgwaota>go: wah | Oneratokha | April

Sun Ceremony: Usually happens when the Sun begins to feel hot in the spring, late in May, one day ceremony. Purpose is to appeal to he sun for continuation of the blessing of heat.

Thunder Ceremony: Usually held in the dry season of mid-summer, in August. Duration Ė one day. Purpose is to appeal to the Thunders to continue their warfare on evil spirits of the underworld and to bring the rain.

Thunder Ceremony

This ceremony has to do with celebrating the return of our Grandfathers, the thunderers, who bring the rains to replenish the water life. They come out of the direction from where the sun sets.

During the time in our Creation Story, when the twins were struggling, the thunderers came to drive many of the animals that the left handed twin had created into the earth. Thatís what the lightening is still doing, suppressing these ferocious, powerful animals that are all over the earth.

Itís been told that if the Thunderer were to cease, these animals would emerge and cause a lot of suffering. So, whenever we hear them, we are to make an offering to them of the real tobacco so that they will continue with their responsibilities.

There was also a time long ago that one of the thunder beings married a human being and they had a boy child. Today, this boy is an old man and thatís the reason we refer to the thunderers as our grandfathers. The child is half human and half thunder being. He is related to us and all of the thunderers.

The dance thatís done at this ceremony is called the War Dance. Itís a dance done just by the men.