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Djanggau, ----.

[to Whom the thirteenth day of February, day 043, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Australia: Aborigine (tribe and mada unknown). North east Arnherm Land (13s x 135.50e), especially Port Bradshaw (The Place of the Sun).
{it might be better to rename to Djanngawul}
Linguistic Note: The Djanngawul is a collective term usually applied to the two Sisters and their brother. In the Milangimbi area it refers to the two Sisters alone, while in other areas to the brother alone.
{I have given the pronunciation of the name incorrectly, see Australian Aboriginal names. The name must be corrected -- or perhaps Wagilag used instead -- at next major revision}.
Description: She Who, with Her Sister Djunkgao, (and sometimes including their brother) were known as the Djanggawul; Dual Goddess of fertility and procreation; Daughters of the sun; the Mothers; Those Who gave birth to the Australian Aboriginal people; Those Who, in the Dreamtime, came from Bralgu, the island home of the dead, following the path of the morning star; Those Who, having arrived at The Place of the Sun, travel toward the setting sun unceasingly producing plants, animals and human children from their endlessly pregnant bodies; Those Who provided Their children with sacred ceremonies for living and the necessities of life; Those Who created springs of water and trees wherever They thrust Their rangga emblems into the ground; Those of the elongated genitals; Those of the dua moiety.
They may be Who are meant when the 'Fertility Mothers' are referred to.
To Whom Sacred: the Rangga; dilly-bags (symbolizing the wombs of the Sisters -- in which a man keeps his sacred paraphenalia, sometimes held between his teeth during ceremonies, or in a fight to give him courage); conical plaited ngainmara mat (in the Ngainmara ceremonies women under the mats wriggle like children in the womb when the mats are poked with sticks by the men -- a reliving of the Dreamtime birth of their ancestors); red parakeet feathers (symbolizing the rays of the sun warming their backs -- these in a string are attached to and decorate the Rangga); mangrove bird (whose whistle alerted the Sisters to the loss of their sacred paraphenalia).
Male Associate: brother, Djanggawul, ----, their Songman. Originally all religious life was under the control of the Sisters until stolen from Them by their brother, who also shortened Their genitals.
<<<>>> the names of the Djanggawul Sisters:
Elder Sister: Bildjiwuraroiju and Younger Sister: Miralaidj.
Source: CR.GG 348-349; Groger-Wurm AABP (plate 3, might work for an image), 19-20, 21, 32; PR.OM 111, 130-133.
The Wagilag, ----, Sisters.

Geography/Culture: Australia. South central Arnhem Land. Tribe, moiety and mada unknown.
Description: Shapeshifting Ancestral Beings; the Wagilag Women; Those Who concern Themselves with the increase of all natural species; Those Who are associated with the changing seasons and all phenomena essential to the well-being of people; Name givers to the animals and plants; Those Who introduced different languages in the territories They passed through; Those Who established the appropriate behaviors during menstruation, pregnancy and birth for aboriginal women; Those Who are associated with the honey-bee Dreaming.
To Whom Sacred: bees (which form They can adopt); ants and/or caterpillars (which revived Them after They were regurgitated by Shehe Julunggul -- though They were re-swallowed!); dog (which accompanied them on Their travels).
Male Associates: Woijal, ----, the Sugarbag Ancestral being, who is sometimes said to be Their companion, and sometimes their consort.
the Wagilag Sisters names are:
Laglag or Boaliri and Gudiwingu or Garangal
Source: Groger-Wurm AABP 33, 35, 38, 52.
{there is more information in both Groger-Wurm AABP and Poignant OM}.
worked on: June 1990; July 1991; June 1995.
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