Wawalag sisters

Australian - Ancestral heroines of the Aborigines. These beings were regarded as the daughters of the elder of the two Djanggawul sisters and, in some accounts, their names are given as Boaliri and Waimariwi. They angered Yurlunggur who swallowed them and vomited them up repeatedly. Each time, the green ants revived them. They are said to have travelled throughout northern Australia, prodding the ground with their sticks. Waterholes formed at each such site. Also referred to as Wawalag sisters, Wagalik, Wagalik, Wawalag, Wawalik, Wawalik, Wawilak or Wawilak.

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