A great addition to the Thunderbird lineup, our Thunderbird earrings! Traditional antiquity styled Thunderbird in 16 gauge sterling silver. Native made, with Kingman turquoise center. These pendants have some significant meaning. According to Native legends, Thunderbirds are described as a supernatural being, and a symbol of power and strength that protected humans from evil spirits. The Thunderbird of the Sioux People was a noble creature that protects humans from the Unktehila, who were dangerous reptilian monsters. These are about 1 1/4 sizing.