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Inapertwa

by Micha F. Lindemans
In Australian Aranda (Arunta) mythology, rudimentary creatures from which two Numbakulla, or self-existing sky deities, made animals, birds, and plants, which they then formed into human beings. Thus, each individual belongs to the totem the name is that of the plant or animal from which he was transformed. The Numbakulla themselves then became lizards.

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  • Also known as:
    Inapatua

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