Australian Aboriginal Mythology

The Dreaming Gods and Spirits of Oz

YURLUNGUR

Yolngu God

Also known as Yrlunggur

The Great Rainbow Snake of the Murngin people

Roused to fury by the smell of menstrual blood, he swallowed the Wawalag sisters in one angry gulp. But later, at the Annual General Meeting of Snakes and Serpents, he was accused of eating his kin and throwing the good name of snakes into disrepute.

Not one to go against the status quo, Yurlungur admitted his error and offered to make amends. The Wawalag sisters were promptly thrown up in a heap of vomit, as good as new and demanding compensation. We understand there was an out-of-court settlement. Meanwhile, Yurlungur may now be trading under the name Julunggul.

Yurlungur Facts and Figures

Name: Yurlungur
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Yrlunggur

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Yolngu people of Northern Territory
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 1107

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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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