Eagle and Crow (Willekil and Wangi)

EAGLE AND CROW (WILLEKIL AND WANGI)   The Crow (Wangi) was a bad fellow, he was always chasing after women. He would sneak around and sneak after them. He would steal a woman and then run away and then steal another woman. He was always looking around frightened in...

Making of the Fire (Wanap)

THE MAKING OF FIRE (WANAPI)   Long ago there was no fire; only the water rat (Murembin) had fire. Murembin would dig out his home in the river bank and he would make an underground passage to his home and make a fire there. One day a spark escaped from Murembin’s fire...

The Mindai

THE MINDAI The Mindai was a long snake. Mutthi Mutthi people knew of two Mindai. One belonging to Gilbara moity and the other Magwarra moity. Mindai had a mane growing from the back of its neck. The Gilbara Mindai was savage and bad. The Magwarra Mindai was tame and...

THE MOON (Mitien)

Long ago the moon (Mitien) used to be a very bad greedy fellow. He would rob people and steal their meat. One day he was climbing a tree to look for grubs (Dakum) ; he was trying to get higher and higher when two clever men came upon him. Mitien said to the...

MUSSELLS

Moity is the Latin word for two halves. Mutthi Mutthi as all Aboriginal groups believed to understand the universe properly you could not marry someone of the same Moity , you had to marry an equal opposite so as to gain a complete understanding of the universe.These...
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