Australian Aboriginal Mythology

The Dreaming Gods and Spirits of Oz

NGURUNDERI

Australian Aboriginal Fish God

Picture of the Australian Aboriginal Fish God Ngurunderi from our Australian Aboriginal mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The God of Cod, and Codfather of Fishing

One day he was chasing this huge cod all over the land, because that’s where it lived at the time. The cod was so immense it gouged out a channel as it writhed to escape. This later became the course of the Murray river.

Our Godly hunter caught up with it on the sea shore, chopped it into pieces, gave them names and threw them into the sea, where they all swam away as different fish. So this was the very first Cod Quota.

Ngurunderi Facts and Figures

Name: Ngurunderi
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Peoples of Murray River
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fish
Area of expertise: Fish

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1080

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Article last revised on September 01, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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