Australian Aboriginal Mythology

The Dreaming Gods and Spirits of Oz


Australian Aboriginal Tutelary God

Crow God of the Wurundjeri

The five tribes of the Kulin Nation (which is now more or less Melbourne) used a moiety system in which you were either a crow person or an eagle person. If you were an eagle person, Bunjil was your mascot, and if you were a crow person your loyalties lay with Waang.

This might sound like the beginning of a national soccer league, but in fact which God you belonged to affected your entire life — because it was forbidden to marry someone of the same ilk.

Which, we feel, is a very neat way for a collection of small clans to ensure genetic diversity for future generations.

Waang Facts and Figures

Name: Waang
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Wurundjeri clan of the Woi-Wurrung tribe
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Patronage
Area of expertise: Tutelary, Patronage

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
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Article last revised on April 22, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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