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GOANNA

A picture showing the legend of GOANNA taken from our Australian mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Australian Gods, Australian Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Surreal Lizard God

We are not at all sure about this one. It's DREAMTIME meets Salvador Dali.

A monitor lizard deity that invents the canoe? Marries magpies? Weds teals? Finds a secret reservoir of water and refuses to share? But somehow the water flows into what becomes the Murray River? And now teals refuse to marry goannas?

Who was Murray? A Tory Politician and Secretary of State for the Colonies. Exactly the kind of person to have a river named after him. The river's original name was Millewah but nobody seems to care about that anymore.

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Article last updated on 14 June 2011
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT GOANNA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : GOANNA
Location : Australia
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 281

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