The Serpent and Echidna
Living on this land there was an old Aboriginal man named Echidna who lived away from his people. To survive, he lured young men to his gunya (shelter), killed them and ate them. When his secret was revealed, the Aboriginal men hunted Echidna and threw spears at him until they formed a bristling mass on his back, leaving them distorted and twisted. Echidna crawled into a hollow log and stayed there until he was healed. When he emerged he could not walk upright but his arms and legs, though bent, could still carry him. Neither his wife Nunkito, nor his kids, could pull the spears from his body.
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