Also known as Ungur.
- Aboriginal (culture)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
- Sea Serpents (common type)
The name given to one of the Rainbow Serpents of the Dreamtime mythology of Australia. This name is also used for the Dreamtime itself. It is a cosmic multi-coloured python that lives in deep waters. It created the landscape as it rose from the depths of its habitat. Ungud now rests under the Earth supporting the four pillars of cardinal directions that support the Earth itself. He is known to sleep in the mud during the dry season and flies to the sky as a rainbow sending down rain to help life re-grow during the wet season. He has a fascination for anything that is iridescent. Ungud is closely link in with the land, weather, society and fertility. Ungud helps its people by sending down cooling rains during times of intense heat.
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