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Australia is the only continent in which an entire race of indigenous people have kept up the adaptation of hunting and gathering all the way into modern times. They’ve lived on the continent for around 45,000-50,000 hailing from supposedly Asia. 

Today they make up about 2% of Australia’s population standing around 400,000 strong. All of them being semi-nomadic hunters and gatherers with their own clans and territories. This making the stories of their mythology vary slightly from person to person.

Australia is the only continent in which an entire race of indigenous people have kept up the adaptation of hunting and gathering all the way into modern times. They’ve lived on the continent for around 45,000-50,000 hailing from supposedly Asia. 

Today they make up about 2% of Australia’s population standing around 400,000 strong. All of them being semi-nomadic hunters and gatherers with their own clans and territories. This making the stories of their mythology vary slightly from person to person.

Aboriginal Australia

Northern Territory:

Karora - Creator god

Manuriki - God of beauty

Wala - Solar goddess

Bobbi-Bobbi - Snake deity

Victoria:

Crow - Cultural hero

Kondole - Man to become first whale

Gnowee - Sun goddess who use sun as torch to look for son

Tasmania:

Pioial - Giant scorpion creature

Tebwem - Flesh eating ghost

South Australia:

Bila - Cannibal sun goddess

Bunyip - creature that lurks in waterholes

Akkura - Snake deity


Gods & Goddesses

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Berndt, Ronald M., and Robert Tonkinson. “Australian Aboriginal peoples.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 27 Oct. 2017, www.britannica.com/topic/Australian-Aboriginal.