Wandjina, Dumbi & Ungud (cloud and rain spirit, barn owl & totem)

The Wandjina is the creator spirit that belongs to the Wororra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbul people. He is the one who created everything, gave us our culture, law and songs and even the dreaming of each child before they are born.

The Dumbi belong to the Wandjina and nobody can make fun or kill them, because the Wandjina will send a big rainstorm just like in the flood story.

The Ungud snake is the one that made the rivers and holds water. If they are disturbed then they will kill whoever disturbs them.

Courtesy of Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre

Year
2016
Medium
Acrylic on canvas
Measurement
500 mm x 800 mm
Credit Line
Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre
Copyright Line
© Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre