Sebastian Hunter (b. 1692; d. 1765) was a real estate entrepreneur, the founder of Prophecy Creek, and a native of Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 1717, he traveled to North America aboard the Serenity, and in 1719, he purchased the nineteen square miles of land between the two branches of an unnamed river in what would later become Wenro County.

In 1723, he married Anisa Celebes, a Wenrohronon woman, and the couple had four sons: Constantine in 1724, Roland in 1725, Tristram in 1727, and Alexander in 1728.

Four months after the birth of his youngest son, Hunter was struck by lightning while investigating the standing stones on Prophet's Point. Shortly after, he began composing the series of cinquains that would later be collected into the Stanzas.