Mana Pottery thunderbird design

The Thunderbird, a sacred symbol found in Native American mythology, is a spirit bird thought to control storms, hence the name. It is often seen as the most powerful of all spirits. By its work, the earth is watered and vegetation grows. Lightning flashes from its beak, and the beating of its wings create the rolling of thunder. The Thunderbird is universally symbolic of profound power, protection and transformation, being a courier from another realm.