AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINE MYTHOLOGY

The Dreamtime Gods and Spirits of Oz

WIDJINGARA

Australian legendary mortal

The first human to die, allegedly killed by the WANDJINA for reasons now lost in the mists of time.

His utterly shocked wife was at a bit of a loss. So she shaved her head and smeared herself with ashes. It seemed the right thing to do at the time. So she invented mourning quite by accident.

But the process of death had not really been fixed or finalized back then — and three days later WIDJINGARA came back.

Unfortunately, he was so surprised and upset by his wife’s mournful appearance that the shock killed him again. The human race has had death and mourning ever since.

WIDJINGARA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : WIDJINGARA
Area or people : Kimberley Region
Location : Australia
Gender : Male
Type : legendary mortal
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 2563
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Article last updated on 30 July 2009 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "WIDJINGARA: legendary mortal from Australian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 30 Jul. 2009. Web. 23 August 2014.

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