The immortal and otiose Great Father of the Aranda. He has the feet of an emu, as does his family. Also called Altira nditja, "Eternal Youth."



  • Eliade, Mircea. (1973). Australian Religions. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 30-32.
  • Eliade, Mircea. (1976). Myths, Rites, and Symbols. 2 vols. ed. Wendell C. Beane and William G. Doty. New York: Harper Colophon, pp. 1:28, 29.