The Murngin myth cycle and rituals associated with the actions of the Djungkao sisters. The Djunkgao sisters named on their travels the clan countries and animals, and made totem wells with their yam sticks. They lost their totems to the men and became ordinary women when the younger sister had been incestuously raped.

The sisters are associated with the rainy season floods and the movements of the ocean.



  • Leach, Maria, ed. (1984). Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. New York: HarperCollins.