Australian Aboriginal Mythology

The Dreaming Gods and Spirits of Oz


Australian Aboriginal Death Demons

Picture of the Australian Aboriginal Death Demons Namorodo from our Australian Aboriginal mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Australian Flesh-creeping Frighteners

Never mind the Bunyip or the Killer Kangaroo. The Namorodo are among the worst monsters Australia can offer. They are frightful flesh-creeping fiends composed — or rather decomposed — of rotting skin and bone, shreds and sinews.

The wind moans through them as they fly at night, waiting to pounce on you and suck your insides out. If they catch you, they’ll turn you into one of them. What a horrible prospect.

There is no defense except to leave Australia before the sun goes down. Vampires are cuddly in comparison.

Namorodo Facts and Figures

Name: Namorodo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: Demons
Area or people: Peoples of West Arnhem Land
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Death
Area of expertise: Death

Good/Evil Rating: TOTALLY EVIL, danger!
Popularity index: 4772

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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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