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Adno-artina

Adno-artina In Australian mythology, the gecko lizard that challenged Marindi, a dog, to a fight. Marindi was killed, and his ...
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Bagadjimbiri

Bagadjimbiri

Bagadjimbiri In Australian mythology, twin culture heroes of the Karadjeri in northwestern Australia. At first they appeared in the form ...
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Baginis

Baginis

The Baginis are in Australian mythology, half-human and half-animal female beings who have lovely faces but claws instead of fingers ...
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Baiame

Baiame

Baiame In Australian mythology, the totemic ancestor of the Kamilaron tribe of New South Wales who taught the people customs ...
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Bamapama

Bamapama

Bamapama In Australian mythology, trickster of the Murngin in northern Australia, often called the “crazy man” because he violates various ...
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Banaidja

Banaidja

Banaidja In Australian mythology, ancestral figure, son of Laindjung. He taught the Arnhem Landers their totems and sacred rituals. One ...
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Biggarro

Biggarro

Biggarro In Australian mythology, the wombat snake who aids man to the spirit land, the Land of Perfection. He is ...
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Bori

Bori

Bori In Australian mythology, invisible spirit who kills his victims by injecting them with incurable diseases. Taken from the Encyclopedia ...
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Brewins

Brewins

Brewins In Australian mythology, invisible evil spirits who cause disease. They can be driven away by a medicine man, who ...
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Bunyip

Bunyip

Bunyip In Australian mythology, an evil water monster who lives in mud at the bottoms of lakes. Also called Moolgewanke, ...
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Buurt-kuuruk

Buurt-kuuruk

Buurt-kuuruk In Australian mythology, an evil spirit in the form of a woman as tall as a gum tree, which ...
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churinga

churinga

churinga (Tjuringa) In Australian mythology, sacred objects of stone or wood in which the spirits of ancestors come to dwell; ...
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Colbumatuan-kurrk

Colbumatuan-kurrk

Colbumatuan-kurrk In Australian mythology, an evil female spirit who kills people by throwing tree limbs at them. Taken from the ...
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Darana

Darana

Darana In Australian mythology, the rainmaker who causes rain to fall by singing. Once when Darana sang, so much rain ...
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Dimbulans

In Australian mythology, large, strong creatures who approach women in a friendly way but later rape them. They then allow ...
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Djanbun

Djanbun In Australian mythology, a human being who turned into a platypus. One day a man named Djanbun came out ...
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Djanggawul

Djanggawul In Australian mythology, primeval beings, two sisters and a brother and their companion Bralbral, who traveled across the earth ...
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dreamtime

dreamtime In Australian mythology, the primeval past when spirits, gods, and ancestors walked on earth. A person’s “dreaming” is his ...
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