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The mysterious ‘Wandjina’ of Aborigines: ancient gods came from the Pleiades.
The paintings have received all sorts of interpretation: the stylized representation of being human, or even owls, up to the theorists of the Ancient Astronauts, according to which the ancient travelers Wandjina would not land descended to Earth in antiquity.
In 1938, Dr. Andreas Lommel, a member of the Institute Frobenius, he lived for several months in the north-western part of Australia, in the region of Kimberly, with an Aboriginal tribe called Unambal, a culture that has existed for at least 60,000 years. During this period, Lommel noted and photographed the daily lives of these hunter-gatherers still in the stone age.
What most he caught the attention of researchers was the discovery of a cave considered sacred by the aborigines, in which were represented the enigmatic Wandjina, cave paintings of mythological beings associated with the creation of the world.
Kimberly is the only place in the world where these strange beings are represented. According to the researchers, it is very ancient accomplishments, as much as the aboriginal culture that created them.
The tradition of Unambal wants the members of the tribe paint the images periodically, in order to ensure the continuity of tradition and not lose the memory. For these men it is something very important. There are many who believe that extraterrestrials have had a direct role in the creation of the world and the legends tell of the Aboriginal truly extraordinary events. Despite the antiquity of Unambal, traditional law and culture are still active and alive.
The Worora, the Ngarinyin and the Wunumbul are the three tribes who worship the Wandjina and consider themselves the guardians of the oldest rock art in Australia.
What seems to be the most interesting is the style used by Aborigines to represent these enigmatic divine beings: white faces, no mouth, big eyes blacks and a head surrounded by a halo, or some kind of helmet. It is natural that looking at the Kimberley pictograms the extraordinary similarity immediately known with the stereotypical image of an extraterrestrial, a ‘gray‘ to be exact.
Precisely for this reason, there are many who wonder why the Aborigines have painted the Wandjina just this way: because they have white skin if the artist wanted to represent another aboriginal black leather? Because the eyes are paintings always so disproportionate to the face and nose? And why all these beings have no mouth?… The Wandjina pictograms use common colors: black, red, yellow on a white background. They appear alone or in groups, either vertically or horizontally depending on the size of the rock, and can be represented with figures and objects, such as the Rainbow Serpent.
Around the heads of Wandjina there are lines or blocks of color, depicting lightning, clouds or rain. The Wandjina can punish lawbreakers with floods, lightning and tornadoes. Aboriginal people are still convinced that the images possess these powers, and therefore must be approached and treated with respect.
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