Australian Aboriginal Mythology

The Dreaming Gods and Spirits of Oz

KURUKADI

Australian Aboriginal Hero Spirit

Picture of the Australian Aboriginal Hero Spirit Kurukadi from our Australian Aboriginal mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

One of the boomerang-throwing Iguana Twins

Lizard-like Kurukadi and Mumba are Twin Iguana Spirits. One white, one black.

They rescued some women being pursued by the lecherous moon deity Kidili by killing him with a boomerang. But his spirit went back to the moon which is why it looks so dead.

They themselves became the constellation of Gemini. We find it hard to come to terms with the idea of iguanas throwing boomerangs.

Kurukadi Facts and Figures

Name: Kurukadi
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: Spirit
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

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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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