The Pleiades. The Makara are the Seven Sisters, the Ice Maidens, the beautiful wives of the men of Orion. They disappear over the horizon before their husbands to make camp.

According to another version, the Makara are the Emu Women who are pursued by the Wanjin; they become the Pleiades followed by Orion.



  • Roberts, Ainslie and Charles P. Mountford. (1973). The Dreamtime Book: Australian Aboriginal Myths. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, p. 56.