AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINE MYTHOLOGY

The Dreamtime Gods and Spirits of Oz

GNOWEE

Picture of GNOWEE from our Australian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Australian Sun Goddess

Searchlight-carrying Sun Goddess

She comes from an ancient time when all the world was in darkness. Such a sad story. Her baby son wandered off into the gloom and she has never been able to find him.

So every day she takes her burning torch into the sky to shed some sonlight and carry on the search. What you feebly imagine to be the sun is really just her gigantic flashlight.

If her son is ever found, the world will be plunged back into eternal darkness. Which is a little worrying.

GNOWEE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : GNOWEE
Area or people : Peoples of Southeast Australia
Location : Australia
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : the Sun
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 3957

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Article last updated on 21 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "GNOWEE: Goddess of the Sun from Australian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 21 Jan. 2014. Web. 25 July 2014.

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