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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
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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