Kurrih (Bluetongue Lizard) and Malarnjdji Djang (Praying Mantis Dreaming)

We find kurrih, the Bluetongue Lizard, in open forest areas where it hunts small animals and insects. We eat kurrih. Another name for kurrih is “milhdarl”, and it has Dreaming sites in a number of clan countries.

Nawu kurrih nakka mayh yerrih bu ngarringun. Ngarringeybun bokenh nawu mayh kunngey kurrih ngarringeybun dja birribuyika kabirringeybun milhdarl. Dja nadjalkudji mayh dja bokenh kunngey kangeyo. Kurrih karringalke karrinan kore manberrk kare kayawan mayh nawu kangun. Kurrih mak djang bedberre nawu bininj kore kunred kadjangdi.

Don Namundja has also painted Malarnjdji Djang (Praying Mantis Dreaming). Don is Djungkayi (ritual manager) of Malakadjahlno Country which means he is responsible in caring for the place where Malarnjdji Djang is. Malarnjdji live underground in that sacred place.