In Lakota mythology, Haokah is a god of thunder and lightning. His emotions are portrayed opposite the norm; he laughs when he is sad and cries when he is happy. In art, he is depicted as having two horns. The Lakota (also Sioux, Dakota) are a Native American tribe located in the Great Plains area of the United States. ... Thunder is the sound of the shockwave caused when lightning instantly heats the air around it to up to 30 000 °C (54 000 °F). ... Multiple cloud-to-ground and cloud-to-cloud lightning strokes are observed during a night-time thunderstorm. ...
The sworn enemy of all things evil, Haokah is the eternal enemy of Nanabozho (Coyote) the trickster who would teach evil to mortals, demons known as the Anaye and evil spirits known as the Anamaqkiu.
Haokah allowed himself to be swallowed as well and then saved his young ward by ripping open the side of the serpent from within.
Haokah's power burned out Inali's bodies as they used the power, but each time they were replaced in the body of a clone.
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