Australian Aboriginal Mythology

The Dreaming Gods and Spirits of Oz

KULTANA

Australian Aboriginal Dead Deities

Also known as Guldana

Picture of the Australian Aboriginal Dead Deities Kultana from our Australian Aboriginal mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Welcoming guides to the Land of the Dead

They guide your spirit as it escapes from the world of mortality, and welcome you very warmly to your death.

When you die it’s sometimes hard to know what to do. So the Kultana light a fire to guide your spirit to the Land of the Dead. Which happens to be Badu, a small island nestling somewhere in the Torres Straits. With its coconut trees and beaches this is a very pleasant place to spend your afterlife.

The Kultana also look after North Wind and Rain, both very popular items in Arnhem Land. Effigies of them represent falling rain. Please don’t tell us it rains in the afterlife.

Kultana Facts and Figures

Name: Kultana
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Guldana

Gender: Male and female
Type: Deities
Area or people: Arnhem Land
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Dead
Area of expertise: The Dead

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1229

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Article last revised on April 22, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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