In the beginning, Altjira created the Earth and supplied everything that humans might need — then retired without leaving instructions. Luckily the world was slumbering quite happily in Dreamtime and the primordial spirits managed to dream their way out of trouble.
Footnote: Altjira is depicted as having emu’s feet, for no reason we can fathom.
Another footnote: due to linguistic confusion by early anthropologists, it’s possible Altjira is not a deity but refers to the Dreamtime itself. In which case we are at a loss to explain the emu feet.
Altjira Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Altjira mara, Alchera
Area or people: Aranda tribe of Northern Territory and others
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation
Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
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Article last updated on April 22, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.