The leading mythological character of the Gwini. He is a man who created heaven, earth, and all that is in it, and who now lives in the sky. Most of his creations were carried out by subordinate deities (demiurges), chiefly birds, his son Dagubal, and the Rainbow Serpent. He is also the father of the god of death Bundulmiri.

Wolaro is not in any sense to be spoken of as a god.



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