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by Dr Anthony E. Smart
The sky father of the Aranda tribes of Central Australia, Altjira is looked on as the god of the Alchera, the dream time. It is said that he made the Earth, then retired to the top of the sky, and is now indifferent to mankind. He is represented as a man with the feet of an emu, while his wives and daughters have the feet of dogs. Also called Sky-Dweller or All-Father.

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