- Aboriginal (culture)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
- Sea Serpents (common type)
A name for the Rainbow Serpent of the Dreamtime animals of Australian mythology. Ngalbjod is a cosmic multi-coloured python that lives in deep waters. It created the formation for gullies, rivers and billabongs. Ngalbjod now rests under the Earth supporting the four pillars of cardinal directions that support the Earth itself. He is known to sleep in the mud during the dry season and flies to the sky as a rainbow sending down rain to help life re-grow during the wet season. He has a fascination for anything that is iridescent. Ngalbjod is closely link in with the land, weather, society and fertility.
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