The sun goddess who causes things to grow. In the beginning the world lay quiet, in utter darkness. She was awoken from her slumber by Baiame, the great spirit, and as her eyes opened, the darkness was dispelled. She floated down to earth and walked in all directions and wherever her feet touched the ground, grass, shrubs, and trees sprang from it. Baiame then told her to take her light into the caverns of the earth and bring out water, fishes, insects, birds, and animals. After her task was completed to rose from the earth and became a ball of light in the sky. She also sent the Morning Star to herald her coming each day.



  • Reed, A. W. (1965). Myths and Legends of Australia. Sydney: A. H. and A. W. Reed, pp. 15 ff.