Bunjil the Wedge-Tailed Eagle


In the Dreamtime, Bunjil (God in the form of a wedge-tailed eagle) was a creator, an ancestral being who took shelter in a cave at a time of conflict among Kulin nations, when people argued and fought and neglected their families and the land. This angered the sea which began to to rise and cover the plains. The people approached Bunjil and asked him to help stop the sea rising. Bunjil agreed but only if people changed their ways, respected the laws and each other. He then walked out to the sea, raised his spear and ordered the water to stop rising.

This painting contains metallic paint.

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This artwork is UNSTRETCHED.

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40 × 78 cm | Acrylic on canvas | Cat. no: 0328-22

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