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

Australian fabulous creature

Dirty cheating Lizard Man of Ayer's Rock. He had a blue tongue and a sneaky stealing temperament.

Together with fellow lizard creature MITA, he used to lie in wait for hunters and steal their prey, being too much of a lazy lizard to go hunting himself.

One day, a couple of guys known as the Bell Bird Brothers were chasing an emu (which was something of a national sport at the time) and the two blue-tongued lizards diverted it into their lair. When the hunters turned up, out of breath and starving, LUNGKATA and MITA had scoffed the lot and could only offer emu left-overs.

The Bell Bird Brothers were outraged at this thievery and set fire to the lair. The lizards, not being used to exercise, were unable to escape and turned into burnt boulders which stand there to this day. Which just goes to show that you shouldn’t trust anyone with a blue tongue.


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 : 5215
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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. "LUNGKATA: fabulous creature from Australian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 01 Jun. 2011. Web. 29 August 2014.

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