- Mythical Number: #0487
- Culture: Aboriginal
- Attribute: Aquatic
- Attribute: Reptilian
- Behaviour: Friendly
- Common Type: Sea Serpents
The serpent of Australian myth who founded the boomerang. At a time when the whole earth was covered in water, the giant serpent created game for people to eat. However the people of this world were unable to catch the birds so Bobbi-Bobbi offered one of his ribs to use to throw at the birds. The people then used the boomerang to make holes in the clouds which angered Bobbi-Bobbi who from that moment on, refused to help man. It is also said that the primitive people also used the rib bone to protect themselves from the flying foxes.
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