The water-snake, one of the many creatures brought forth to life by the rays of the sun in the mythical past. Uroo, who was greater than all reptiles, returned to the water below the surface of the earth. He could not bear exposure to the light, because his body had no protection against the rays of the sun. He lives today in a subterranean creek a mile long.



  • Smith, W. Ramsey. (1932). Myths and legends of the Australian Aboriginals. New York: Farrar & Rinehart Publishers, p. 181.