Also known as Kurria
- Mythical Number: #1959
- Culture: Aboriginal
- Attribute: Aquatic
- Attribute: Reptilian
- Behaviour: Deadly
A large crocodile creature of the Dreamtime animals of Australia. It lived in a swamp preying on animals but over time it began to prey upon people too. A story tells of the hero Toolala who tried to kill the beasts. He threw many spears but none pierced its skin. The Kurrea, enraged then chased him smashing through all obstacles. Toolala saw his mother-in-law in a Bumble Tree in the distance. When he arrived at the tree the Kurrea screamed in terror and fled. Since then the Kurrea has not preyed on humans.
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Did you find Kurrea interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a scary or actioned-packed drawing of the Deadly Kurrea and send it to this website. The mysterious creatures of the Dreamtime and the archaic folklore of the Australian aborigines has been kept alive in the modern world through books and films. If you would like to find out more about Aboriginal myth and culture the why not watch Rabbit Proof Fence (2002), Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) or for a more light hearted look at Australian folklore, Crocodile Dundee (1985). There are also good books from Amazon such as Aboriginal Stories of Australia and Stories of the Billabong.
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