AINU THUNDER GOD: KANNA

Ainu mapKANNA – The thunder/ storm god of the Ainu people. His children are all of the lesser storm deities and often live – or at least ride around – on individual clouds.

Kanna and his offspring are often depicted in flying dragon form and so, since dragons are serpents he is conflated in some myths with Kinashut, the chief serpent deity.  

Oddly storm deities were not objects of individual worship in Ainu beliefs. In fact even most winds were viewed as at least partially evil. The standout exception is the north wind, which is revered for safely guiding the ships of the Ainu people’s ancient ancestors southward from Inuit lands. 

In some traditions Kanna is one of the parents of Fuchi, the fire goddess. 

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