AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINE MYTHOLOGY

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IPILYA

Australian Storm God

Swamp-dwelling Gecko God who manufactures monsoons

He is an enormous lizard one hundred meters long who lives in a large swamp. That’s a serious amount of gecko.

He is responsible for thunderstorms and heavy rain. When the monsoon period is imminent, he slurps up large helpings of water and sludge which he squirts up into the sky where it forms into nice juicy thunderclouds.

With a bit of roaring, he sets things in motion and the torrents begin. With a final flourish of lightning flashes, he feels he has done his bit. Then he goes back to basking quietly in the swamp until next season.

Do not disturb him. Intruders will be severely slurped.

IPILYA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : IPILYA
Area or people : Groote Eylandt
Location : Australia
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Storms
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 5094

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Article last updated on 17 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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