AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINE MYTHOLOGY

The Dreamtime Gods and Spirits of Oz

BUNYIP

Picture of the Australian fabulous creature BUNYIP from our Australian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Australian fabulous creature

Well-known Waterhole Bogeys of Oz Folklore

The average BUNYIP of legend tends to eat anyone within reach, so there are very few eye-witnesses to report what it actually looks like.

By all accounts it is large and bulky — reported glimpses vary from big, black and blubbery to huge and hippo-like. There being no known hippos in Oz this must be treated as hypothetical.

The BUNYIP also gulps down clothes, belongings, buckles, buttons and baggage, leaving no traces or even braces. But it can sometimes be heard, and its cry is harsh and horrible — all the warning you need that trespassers will be eaten.

BUNYIP FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : BUNYIP
Location : Australia
Gender : Male
Type : fabulous creature
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 5110
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Article last updated on 01 June 2011 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "BUNYIP: fabulous creature from Australian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 01 Jun. 2011. Web. 27 August 2014.

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