The trinity of three ancestral divine beings — two sisters and a brother — who are associated with water and who instituted the rituals and ceremonies. The eldest sister is called Bildjiwuraroiju, the younger sister Miralaidj, and the brother Gundanguru. The sisters are spirits of fertility and are eternally pregnant.



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