PUNDJEL & GENESIS IN MELBOURNE, LUNAR PITRIS IN QUEENSLAND MYTH
Erle Frayne D. Argonza / Ra
Myths of the third type are, on the other hand, characteristic of the south-easterly portion of the continent. Although in many cases 12 there are no detailed stories of the creation of mankind, the statement being merely that the first men were created, more definite myths do occur. Thus, the tribes in the vicinity of Melbourne say that in the beginning Pundjel made two males from clay. "With his big knife he cut three large sheets of bark. On one of these he placed a quantity of clay, and worked it into a proper consistence with his knife. When the clay was soft, he carried a portion to one of the other pieces of bark, and he commenced to form the clay into a man, beginning at the feet; then he made the legs, then he formed the trunk and the arms and the head. He made a man on each of the two pieces of bark. He was well pleased with his work, and looked at the men a long time, and he danced round about them. He next took stringybark from a tree, ... made hair of it, and placed it on their heads — on one straight hair and on the other curled hair. Pund-jel again looked at his work, much pleased . . . and once more he danced round about them. . . . After again smoothing with his hands their bodies, from the feet upwards to their heads, he lay upon each of them, and blew his breath into their mouths, into their noses, and into their navels; and breathing very hard, they stirred. He danced round about them a third time. He then made them speak, and caused them to get up, and they rose up, and appeared as full grown young men." Some of the Queens-land tribes declare 14 that the moon created the first man and woman, the former being made from stone and rubbed all over with white and black ashes, while the latter was shaped from a box-tree and rendered soft and supple by rubbing with yams and mud. In South Australia, on the other hand, there is apparently a belief in the creation of men from excrement which was moulded and then tickled, this causing the image to laugh and become alive.
‘Two men’, two (2) root-races of early humans: Hyperborean or Pangaean races. ‘Clay’ signifies the earth which, in turn, contains all the 100+ elements of matter known in chemistry, all elements found in man’s body.
Observe the very graphic processes involved in creating or evolving the early humans, which looks very much like some laboratory scientists creating species using scalpels and surgical instruments. The ‘dance’ signifies the energizing of the species in order to bring life to it, ‘life’ literally meaning ‘vital energy’ or prana, which is the Breath in other cultures.
The Queensland version directly indicates the role of the ‘lunar pitris’ or fathers in creating the first humans, signified by the ‘moon creating the first man and woman’. Those first races were actually asexual in birthing, with a hermaphrodite race appearing in a phase of the evolutes.
That version about first humans made of white or black ashes indicates knowledge of the primordial humans. ‘White’ signifies the etheric-to-astral humans who were as ‘white as light’, not yet bio-physical in form. The ‘ash’ signifies the sub-races of Lemurians who were indeed black or very dark in skin hue.
[Philippines, 30 June 2011]
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