Basic Information

Type/Species: Great Serpent
Origin: Shawnee Native American Mythology

About Kinepeikwa / Msi-Kinepeikwa

Unlike many dragons, the Msi-Kinepeikwa achieved its form slowly. This massive serpent finally reached its form by shedding one skin and growing the next, changing each time as it goes. It is said that the first stage of this creature was a fawn with one red and one blue horn, which was inside of a lake. This fawn grew and moved toward the water's edge, changing and growing until it became the serpent that the Native Americans saw. [1]

Physical Description

This was described as being a large serpent, much like a snake, that inhabited a lake. [1]


  1. Rose Giants, Monsters and Dragons

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