Some characters in Women of Thunder tell each other folk stories
in an attempt to communicate, some tell the stories to understand themselves and each other, and some repeat stories without understanding why they do so. 

The folk myths that play an important part in the novel include:
     the women of thunder
     The story of Mata-Mata
     the capybara and the carribe
     the jaguar and anteater juggling their eyes
     the mother jaguar adopting the baby girl