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In Australian Aboriginal mythology (specifically: Murngin), Yurlungur is a copper snake who was awakened from a deep sleep by the odor of a woman's menstrual blood. The woman and her sisters, the Wawalag, were eaten by Yurlungur, who was told at a later snake meeting to regurgitate the women. In Australian Aborigine ceremonies, the vomiting symbolizes boys entering manhood. The Aborigines of Australia have a polytheistic, animistic religion. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic brown Atomic mass 63. ... Superfamilies and Families Henophidia Aniliidae Anomochilidae Boidae Bolyeriidae Cylindrophiidae Loxocemidae Pythonidae Tropidophiidae Uropeltidae Xenopeltidae Typhlopoidea Anomalepididae Leptotyphlopidae Typhlopidae Xenophidia Acrochordidae Atractaspididae Colubridae Elapidae Hydrophiidae Viperidae Snakes are cold blooded legless reptiles closely related to lizards, which share the order Squamata. ... A young girl sleeping Sleep is the regular state of natural unconsciousness observed in all mammals, birds and fish. ... Odor receptors on the antennae of a Luna moth An odor (American English) or odour (Commonwealth English) is the object of perception of the sense of olfaction. ... The menstrual cycle is the periodic change in a womans body that occurs every month between puberty and menopause and that relates to reproduction. ... Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets). ... In Australian Aboriginal mythology, the Wawalag were a pair of sisters who were daughters of Djanggawul. ... Australian Aborigines are the main indigenous people of Australia. ...

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  • iDIDJ Australia: Australian Didgeridoo Cultural Hub

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Wawalag (42 words)
In Aborigine mythology, the Wawalag were a pair of sisters who were daughters of Djanngawul[?].
They lived in a whirlpool[?] and were eaten by Yurlungur, who was later forced to regurgitate them.
Their rebirth is used as a symbol in boy-to-man ceremonies.
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