red thunder \ red thun-der \ n.
A phenomenon rarely seen in nature. It is a red flash in the sky at night, evening, or early morning before it is fully light.
In our native Schi’tsu’umsh language, the word “thunder” also may apply to the accompanying and expected lightning. Further, in Native American tradition, the Four Thunders are known recognized as ancient and holy beings of nature possessing great powers and certain qualities and attributes, lightning being one of them.
Therefore, this red flash is termed for the Red Thunder-kew/ (red) stalonem (thunder), the power or being actually behind it. The Thunders may be called upon in certain ways and their presence may be interpreted depending upon the situation and whatever ceremonial prayer requests have been offered.
Red Thunder is a sacred sign.