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.
Tingari
The Tingari (Tingarri) cycle in Australian Aboriginal mythology embodies a vast network of Aboriginal Dreaming (tjukurpa) songlines that traverse the Western Desert region of Australia (Graham 2002). ...
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. ...
Yee-Na-Pah
Yee-Na-Pah is a mythical figure in Aboriginal mythology. She is a devil girl who marries a porcupine called In-Nard-Dooah.
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 ...
Nargun
According to Gunai/Kurnai tribal legends, the Nargun is a fierce half-human half-stone creature that lived in the Den of Nargun, a cave under a rock overhang behind a small waterfall in the Mitchell R...
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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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Daramulum
In several of the Aboriginal cultures of south-east Australia such as Wiradyuri, Kamilaroi, Eora, Darkinjung, and Guringai, Daramulum (“one legged”) is a son of Baiame and his emu-wife Birrahgnooloo....
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.
Second voyage of James Cook
The second voyage of James Cook 1772–1775, commissioned by the British government with advice from the Royal Society, was designed to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to finally deter...
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Bunyip
The bunyip, or kianpraty, is a large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes.The origin of the word bunyip has been traced to...
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The Arkaroo
In the dreamtime of Australian Aboriginal mythology, the Arkaroo is a serpent who drank all the waters of Lake Frome in South Australia, the latter remaining a large salt pan most of the time. Heavily...
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...
Maban
Maban or Mabain is a material that is held to be magical in Australian Aboriginal mythology. It is the material from which the shamans and elders of indigenous Australia supposedly derive their magica...
Wagyl
The Wagyl (alternative spelling Waugl, Waugal or Waagal) is, according to Noongar culture, a snakelike dreamtime creature responsible for the creation of the Swan and Canning Rivers and other waterway...
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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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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...
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.
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.