posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 01:07 PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The mythological creatures that fill today's horror literature and movies hail from faraway lands. Zombie tales originated in the Caribbean, while
European folk tales gave us vampires and werewolves. But a vastly more terrifying creature lurks much closer to home: one that has haunted the dreams
of Australian children and the imaginations of adults: the bunyip.
Bunyips are not at all funny, although recent children's books, plays and TV have made them seem that way. Rather, the bunyip is a fascinating emblem
of cross-cultural contact in colonial Australia: an indigenous bogeyman that came to terrify European settlers.
The bunyip is that breath of cold air on the back of your neck in a closed room. It's that person staring at you in a crowded party, whose face you
can't place. It's an anxious mystery that makes us doubt ourselves...which is why Australians have tried to laugh it off.
The bunyip is a mythical creature that is native to Australia. It is also known as kianpraty. The Aborigine word “bunyip” translates into demon
spirit. The Australian Aborigines believed in the Bunyip so thoroughly that it has been integrated as a part of their traditional ceremonies and
Love seeing these wonderful mythical creatures, would not surprise me if they were real millions of years ago, we have no way of knowing if they are
not in the fossil record, archeology is finding and proving things existed that we thought were myth, we don't like to think there were monsters but
if you look at todays animal kingdom there are many that are very strange looking.