Nathania Nangala Granites - Warlukurlangu Jukurrpa (Fire country Dreaming)

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Nathania Nangala Granites - Warlukurlangu Jukurrpa (Fire country Dreaming)

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This Dreaming belongs to Warlukurlangu country to the
south-west of Yuendumu, for which Jampijinpa/Jangala men
and Nampijinpa/Nangala women have custodial
responsibility. An old man ‘lungkarda’ (centralian bluetongued lizard [Tiliqua mulô€†Ÿfasciata]), of the Jampijinpa
skin group, lived on a hill with his two Jangala sons. The old
man would feign blindness and send the two boys hun􀆟ng in
search of meat. While they were gone he would hunt and
eat anything that he caught before they returned. One day
the sons returned with a kangaroo that they had caught
aô€…Œer much tracking. Unfortunately the kangaroo was sacred
to the ‘lungkarda’, unbeknown to the boys. In his anger the
old man decided to punish his sons and the next 􀆟me they
went out, he put his fire s􀆟ck to the ground and sent a huge
bush fire aô€…Œer them which chased them for many miles, at
􀆟mes propelling them through the air. Although the boys
beat out the flames, ‘lungkarda's’ special magic kept the fire
alive and it re-appeared out of his blue-tongued lizard hole.
Exhausted the boys were finally overcome by the flames. In
contemporary Warlpiri pain􀆟ngs tradi􀆟onal iconography is
used to represent the Jukurrpa, par􀆟cular sites and other
elements. Usually sites that are depicted in pain􀆟ngs of
this Jukurrpa include Warlukurlangu (a men's cave),
Kirrkirrmanu (where the sacred kangaroo was killed),
Wayililinypa (where the fire killed the two Jangala sons)
and Marnimarnu (a water soakage) where the two Jangalas
camped.

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