Australian Aboriginal mythology
Australian Aboriginal myths (also known as Dreamtime or Dreaming stories, songlines, or Aboriginal oral literature) are the stories traditionally performed by Aboriginal peoples within each of the lan...
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James Cook
Captain James Cook the English explorer, navigator and cartographer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, exploring the...
James Cook
Captain James Cook, FRS, RN (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland ...
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List of Australian Aboriginal mythological figures
The following is a list of Australian Aboriginal deities and spirits.
Mimi (folklore)
Mimis are fairy-like beings of Arnhem Land in the folklore of the Indigenous Australians of northern Australia. They are described as having extremely thin and elongated bodies, so thin as to be in da...
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Tjilpa
Tjilpa is the name given to a marsupial cat amongst the Northern Aranda language group of Australian Aboriginal people. There are many dreamtime stories of tribes of ancestral Tjilpa-men, who had a ...
Ankotarinja
In Australian Aboriginal Mythology, Ankotarinja is the first man, also called the Dreaming Man. His myth belonged to a small band of Arrernte men, known as the Ngala-Mbitjana people. They were heirs t...
Ngariman
In Aboriginal mythology (specifically: Karadjeri), Ngariman is a cat-man who killed the Bagadjimbiri, two dingo gods and sons of Dilga, an earth goddess. In revenge, she drowned Ngariman with her mil...
Fitzroy Island (Queensland)
Fitzroy Island (originally Koba or Gabar) is a continental island out from Djujbirri (formally known as Cape Grafton), 29 km south east of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is a large tropical is...
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Ngarrabullgan
Ngarrabullgan (also Njrrabulgan, Nurrabullgan or Ngarrabullgin), officially named Mount Mulligan by the State, is a large tabletop mountain (18 km by 6.5 km) located 100 kilometres west...
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Green Island (Queensland)
Green Island (originally Dabuukji) is a coral cay 27 km (17 mi) offshore from Cairns, Queensland, Australia located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area. The island...
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Lake Euramoo
Lake Euramoo (a.k.a. Ngimun & Nuta) is a shallow dumbbell-shaped volcanic crater lake (a maar) in North Queensland, Australia, formed about 10,000 years ago by two massive explosions from gro...
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Tjinimin
In Australian Aboriginal mythology, Tjinimin is the ancestor of the Australian peoples. He is associated with the bat and with Kunmanggur the rainbow snake.One story of Tjinimin tells of an argument ...
Mar'rallang
In Australian Aboriginal mythology, Mar'rallang was the name shared by twin sisters. They both married the same man.
Kondole
In Australian Aboriginal mythology, Kondole was a mean and rude man. One night, the performers during a ceremony needed someone to keep a fire going; Kondole was the only one with fire, and he hid in...
Songlines
Within the animist belief system of Indigenous Australians, a songline, also called dreaming track, is one of the paths across the land (or sometimes the sky) which mark the route followed by localise...
Puckowe
In Australian Aboriginal folklore, Puckowe is the Grandmother spirit who lives in the sky and comes to the aid of medicine men.
Yurlungur
In Australian Aboriginal mythology (specifically: Murngin), Yurlungur is a copper snake who was awakened from a deep sleep by the odor of a woman's menstrual blood. The woman and her sisters, the Waw...
Wondjina
In Aboriginal mythology, the Wandjina were cloud and rain spirits who, during the Dreamtime, created or influenced the landscape and its inhabitants. When they found the place they would die, they pa...
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Three Sisters (Australia)
The Three Sisters is a rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, on the north escarpment of the Jamison Valley. They are close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue...
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Wirnpa
Wirnpa is a rainmaking snake who according to Aboriginal legend created the land around the Percival Lakes in Wirnpa country, Australia in the Dreamtime and whose image was used to repel outsiders.
Mokoi
In Australian Aboriginal mythology (specifically: Murngin), Mokoi (lit. "evil spirit") is an evil spirit who killed sorcerers who used black magic. Also known to kidnap children at night to eat them. ...
Baralku
In Yolngu culture, Baralku (or Bralgu) is the island of the dead and the place where the Djanggawul originated. It is said to lie to the east of Arnhem Land, and is where the Barnumbirr creator-spiri...
Kinie Ger
In Australian Aboriginal mythology, Kinie Ger is an evil half-man, half-cat beast that hunts and kills the innocent with his spear, until he is himself killed in an ambush.
The Kinie Ger was a mon...
Guruwari
Guruwari or 'Totem Design' or 'Seed Power' is an idea that appears in the Walbiri language of the culture of indigenous Australian peoples. Guruwari is intimately associated with The Dreaming.
Quinkan rock art
Quinkan rock art refers to a large body of locally, nationally and internationally significant Australian Aboriginal rock art of a style characterized by their unique representations of "Quinkans" (an...
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Adnoartina
Adnoartina is known as the lizard guard of Uluru, or Ayers Rock. The aboriginal peoples of Australia living around Uluru tell numerous legends about Adnoartina and other lizards that emerge from the r...
Lake Eacham
Lake Eacham: (originally Yidyam or Wiinggina) is a popular lake of volcanic origin on the Atherton Tableland of Queensland, Australia, within the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics of Queensland.
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Dreaming (spirituality)
In Australian Aboriginal art, a Dreaming is a totemistic design or artwork, which can be owned by a tribal group or individual. This usage of Stanner's term was popularized by Geoffrey Bardon in the ...