Crow God of the Wurundjeri.The five tribes of the Kulin Nation (which is now more or less Melbourne) used a moiety system in which you were either a crow person or an eagle person. If you were an eagle person, BUNJIL was your mascot, and if you were a crow person your loyalties lay with WAANG.
This might sound like the beginning of a national football league, but in fact which God you belonged to affected your entire life — because it was forbidden to marry someone of the same ilk.
Which, we feel, is a very neat way for a collection of small clans to ensure genetic diversity for future generations.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Area or people : Wurundjeri clan of the Woi-Wurrung tribe
Location : Australia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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