- Mythical Number: #3907
- Culture: Aboriginal
- Attribute: Cave Dweller
- Behaviour: Deadly
Utnerrengatye is one of the 3 Caterpillars of Arrernte belief. According to them, Utnerrengatye and his two companions, Yeperenye and Ntyarlke emerged to the surface of the earth. By doing so they left a vast maze of tunnels and caves of the McDonald range of mountains. The area that they forged became known as the Emily Gap.
Utnerrengatye did not realise how dangerous the world above ground would be. Not long after sculpting the McDonald mountain range, they were attacked by the Irlperenye, green stink bugs with a ferocious attitude. Utnerrengatye unfortunately lost his life having his head bitten off by one of the stink bugs.
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Did you find Utnerrengatye interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a scary or actioned-packed drawing of the Deadly Utnerrengatye 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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