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Hier einige Beispiele für Geschichten aus der Dreamtime, die mir auf meiner Tour untergekommen sind...


Diese Geschichte spielt in der Umgebung von Uluru (Ayers Rock):

Die Geschichte von Tjati
(der roten Eidechse)

heiliger Ort am Uluru (Ayers Rock)Tjati ist eine kleine, rote Eidechse, die auf der Mulga-Ebene wohnte. In der Schöpfungszeit wanderte er zum Uluru, vorbei am Berg Atila.
Als Tjati seinen kali (einen gebogenen Wurfstock ähnlich einem Bumerang) warf, vergrub er sich in der nördlichen Seite des Uluru. Tjati grub mit seinen Händen in den Felsen, um seinen kali wiederzubekommen, und hinterließ in der Nähe von Walaritja eine Reihe von schüsselförmigen Vertiefungen.
Nachdem es ihm nicht möglich war, seine Waffe zu finden, starb Tjati schließlich in einer Höhle bei Kantju, wo man seine Habe und seine Überreste in Form von riesigen Kugeln am Boden der Höhle finden kann.

Alle unerklärten Namen sind besonders auffällige (meist heilige) Orte am Uluru.


Diese Geschichte spielt in der Umgebung von Uluru (Ayers Rock):

Kuniya and Liru
(The woman Python and the poisonous snake)

Schauplatz der Geschichte am UluruThe Kuniya woman came from far away in the east to hatch her children at Uluru. She carried her eggs strung arround her neck like a necklace and brought them to rest at Kuniya Piti at Uluru's north-east corner. There she left the eggs on the ground. Kuniya camped at Taputji and hunted in the nearby sandhills. As she left and entered her camp she formed deep grooves into the rock. These grooves are still there.
One day Kuniya had to draw on all her physical and magical power to avenge the death of her young nephew, also a Kuniya (she didn't know that he offended the law by hunting in the aerea of the Liru, and therefore was killed in revenge for that).
Spuren der Spere am UluruHe had enraged a group of Liru who travelled from the south-west to take revenge on him. They saw him resting at the bare of Uluru and rushed upon him, hurling their spears. Manny spears hit the rock face with such a force that they pierced it, leaving a series of round holes wich are still obvious. The poor Kuniya, outnumbered, doged what he could but eventually fell dead. When news of the young python's death reached his aunt on the other side of Uluru, she was overcome with grief and anger. She raced along the corves of the rock to Mutitjulu waterhole, where she mocked her grief and rage.
Kuniya began a dance of immense power and magic. As she moved towards the Liru warrior (the one that was left back by the others to carry the dead Kuniya to his family) she scoped up sand and saturated it with poison. Where the sand fell, big trees and spear vine were poisoned forever.

'Fleischwunden' am UluruSo Anangu never eat their fruit or use their stems. In a fearsome dance she took up her Wana (Digging Stick) and struck the head of the Liru hard enough to draw blood in a 'sorrow cut' of the kind that Anangu still use in times of morning and grief.

Das Schild von KuniyaBut her anger was now beyond retrain, and she hit him again across the head. He fell dead, dropping his shield near the so called huter's cave. Signs of this terrible conflict are still on the rock around Mutijulu waterhole. The blows she struck are two deep cracks on the western wall and the Liru's shield lies where it fell, now a large boulder.


Diese Geschichte spielt in der Umgebung von Uluru (Ayers Rock):


Ceremonial PoleThe Mala men decorated a ceremonial pole, the Ngaltawata. A group of senior men then climbed to the top of Uluru and planted the pole at its highest point. You can still see the Ngaltawata at the rock's north-west corner as an allmost detached curved pillar of stone. The ceremony had begun.
The women in the meantime had gathered enough food for everybody. They prepared and stored it in caves at Taputji, a small seperate outcrop at Uluru's north-east side. The Mala women and the Nyuma (Seed-Cakes) they made are visible as small stones on the top of Taputji.

Not long after the men had begun the ceremony an invitation came from the Wintalyka men (the Mulga-Seed men) in the west to attend their ceremonies. But once a ceremony has begun it must be completed without interuption. The Mala men had to turn down the invitation, but their refusal enraged the Wintalyka men who used powerful magic to construct an evil monster called Kurpany. Kurpany was sent to wreck and havoc on the Mala ceremony. Inint Waterhole, UluruThe Mala women, camped for the night, did not hear the monster's approach. Luunpa, the Kingfisher's woman who lives at Inint waterhole, screamed just in time and the women fled, right into Malawati, the cave where the men were performing their ceremony. The arrival of the women ruined the ceremony, and the monster attacked two men and devoured them. In great fear and confusion the Mala men and women fled away many hundreds of kilometers to the south with the monster in hot pursuit. At Initi waterhole Luunpa still keeps watch, but she is now a large rock. Just above here Kurpany's footprints are deeply impressed into the rock, striding towards the east and south. Malawati, where the Mala men were attacked, remains as a honeycomb of horizontal shallow caverns.


Diese Geschichte spielt in der Umgebung von Uluru (Ayers Rock):


Lungkata the lizard camped near Kalaya Tjuntu. He went off for hunting as he found a freely speared Kalaya. Even though one is not allowed to take food one hasn't hunted oneself Lungkata cut the bird and cooked it over a bright fire.
Reste von Lungkata the LizzardThe hunters who had wounded the Kalaya were not far behind. Seeing the smoke of Lungkata's fire, they came up to him and asked if he had seen their bird. Hiding the pieces of Kalaya behind him, Lungkata lied an told the two hunters that he had seen nothing. Disappointed they walked off, but when they located the tracks of the Kalaya they guessed what happened. Meanwhile, Lungkata gathered up what he could carry of the bird and raced westwards to his permanent camp, dropping pieces of meat behind him. You can still see the Kalaya's thigh at Kalaya Tjuntu just north of Ikari. The trail he left was easy to follow, and the two Panpanpalpala caught up with Lungkata.
Brandspuren des Feuers am UluruThey made a huge bonfire under the slow, fat lizard as he struggled upwards to his camp. Lungkata, the greedy and dishonest thief, choked on the smoke and was burned by the flames. He rolled down, leaving strips of his burned flesh stuck to the rock he tuched. As his flesh came away, Lungkata got smaller and smaller, until eventually he became a small solitary stone. The smoke and ash of the fire still stain the side of Uluru's steep slopes above Langkata's body.
Langkata reminds us what happens to the greedy and dishonest.


Diese Geschichte spielt in der Umgebung von Millstram NP, WA:

Nyngarra - The Rockman

Hamersley Ranges, WAThere was once a man, Nyngarra, a kind of magic man and stronger than anyone else. Whereever anyone was cooking a kangaroo, he'd come and take it from them. One day he came and took all the women. Said they were all his and they had to go with him. The women were scared and the men were very angry. They couldn't fight him - he was strong like a rock. Some men said, let's spear him. They tried to kill him but he just poked out his tongue at them. They were all just dropping down. The women were crying. The men decided to have a yarn. Old fellow said: find soft ground, dig a hole so deep he can't jump up. Dry Spinifex, in the bottom lots of little sticks. Cover the hole, little sticks, dead leaves, all over the Nebliger Morgen im Millstream NP, WAplace. Go and kill some kangaroo. Dig the ground and cook em right away. Hear the bloody meat burning SSSS. Pull them out straight away, cut em up into bits. Lay em on the trap. Nyngarra come to take meat and fall into trap. Men, firesticks in hands, burning Spinifex on top of trap and then throw down in trap. Burn, burn, fast hot fire, stone cracking. All men walk away. Stones went up. Up in the sky and come down like shower of rain all over the country. The black stones you see are his liver, the red stones his body and the white stones his fat.


Diese Geschichte spielt in der Umgebung des Karijini NP, WA:

Seven Sisters and three Brothers
(A Kurranua Story)

Mt Bruce, WAIn the dreamtime, seven sisters were sitting on Nyarnung (a hill) waiting for their three brothers who were on Banurrunha (Mt. Bruce) cutting their tribal marks on themselves. The sisters got tired of waiting so they went up to Yilgari (the sky) and became stars. The three brothers followed them to form the Saucepan stars (Orion's belt).
Each night kurikuri (or madari: the seven sisters) are followed by Wananji (the three brothers). In the winter Wananji rise first, pick up a firestick to beat Kurikuri awake. You can still see tribal marks on the rocks where the brothers sat and Kudamba, the little hill they left behind.


Diese Geschichte handelt von der Dales Gorge, im Karijini NP, WA:

Dales Gorge
(A Banjima story)

Dales Gorge, Karinjini NP, WAThe Banjima people call the pool above Fortescue Falls Jabula. Circular Pool is called Walhibindiminha. Long, long ago, there was a time known as Nhulyngamu, when the country was soft. During this time Jabula and Walhibindiminha were created by giant serpents called Thurru as they rise from the ground. As they traveled through the country they cut out the feature that Europeans call Dales Gorge. The Thurru still lives in the waterholes.


Diese Geschichte spielt im Arnhem Land in der Umgebung des Kakadu NP, NT:

Almundj ga-yok gare guk-gukya
(Rainbow Snake at the deep waterholes)

Twin Falls, Kakadu NP, NTGulinj and his family lived deep in the stone country. When the sons of Gulinj were old enough they walked to Jawoyn country to become wangga (initiated men). On their way home, they killed djorrkun (ring-tailed possum), then signed its fur and put it on the fire to cook. The fire was too hot and caused one eye to burst. The men didn't realize that Almudj (Rainbow snake) heard this. Soon a buzzing sound of Nabiwok (ground-nesting native bees) was heared.. The sons turned over to the rocks looking for the anyiuk (honey), but instead water gushed out. It was Almudj. She rose from the waterhole and came closer as the sons speared her but their speares did no harm. The sons ran away Waterlands, Kakadu NP, NTto higher rocks in fear, but Almudj made a waterhole and swallowed them. Soon a cloud rose with the rainbowcolours of her body in it. The wife of Gulinj saw the rainbow and showed Gulinj. He said 'Almudj has swallowed our sons'. He was angry and went to find Amludj with his stone axes. He was like Namarrgon, the lightning man. Lightning flashed from his body, striking everything. He found and tried to kill Almudj with a bolt of lightning, pulled her from the water and cut her open to release his sons. He cut her body and threw it in different directions, naming the places as each piece landed. But you can't kill Amundj. Later when the sons of Gulinj were swimming, Almudj again swallowed them. Gulinj again rescued his sons. The third time this happened he thought 'You, my sons should have learned a lesson!' He told Almudj 'I am Gulinj the little Bat, you are Almudj the Rainbow Snake. You can go anywhere'.

When children here this story, it warns them not to swim in deep waterholes wich may be the home of Almudj, and to cook animals properly, so that the eyes won't burst.

updated: 22.3.2000
 © by R. Rawer '95-'09           Impressum
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