Australian Aboriginal Mythology

The Dreaming Gods and Spirits of Oz


Yolngu Rain Goddess

Picture of the Australian Aboriginal Rain Goddess Bunbulama from our Australian Aboriginal mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Goddess of Rain

She works in conjunction with a God called Wuluwait. They appear together on a painting on wood from Yirrkala, where they seem to be waving sponges at the sky.

She may be one of the Djanggawul sisters but nothing is certain at present. Where are these Gods when they are needed?

Bunbulama Facts and Figures

Name: Bunbulama
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Yolngu, Arnham Land
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Rain
Area of expertise: Rain

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1264

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Article last revised on April 22, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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