Monday, April 30, 2012

Australian Aboriginal: The Wawilak sisters

The Wawilak sisters were heroines of an Australian Aboriginal myth. Like most Dreamtime figures, they traveled about, creating objects and places as they went. The sisters each had an infant boy. One day one of the sisters somehow spilled some of her menstrual blood into the serpent Yurlunggur's pool, and this so enraged the serpent that he caused a flood and swallowed the sisters and the boys before himself becoming a rainbow, signaling the end of the flood. Later the serpent returned to the ground and vomited up the sisters and the boys.

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