Australian Aboriginal Mythology

The Dreaming Gods and Spirits of Oz

GNOWEE

Australian Aboriginal Sun Goddess

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

Searchlight-carrying Sun Goddess

She comes from an ancient time when all the world was in darkness. Such a sad story. Her baby son wandered off into the gloom and she has never been able to find him.

So every day she takes her burning torch into the sky to shed some sonlight and carry on the search. What you feebly imagine to be the sun is really just her gigantic flashlight.

If her son is ever found, the world will be plunged back into eternal darkness. Which is a little worrying.

Gnowee Facts and Figures

Name: Gnowee
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Peoples of Southeast Australia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

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

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