How Did the Animals Become the Way They Are Today In Australian Aboriginal Mythology?

The first animals cried out and complained to Yhi about their bodies.

Kangaroo wanted stronger hind legs and a tail.

Seal hated running through the forests, instead, he longed to swim in the sea Lizard was tired of scraping his belly on the ground and wanted legs.

Yhi agreed to all their requests, but warned them that the changes were probably not going to satisfy them. She was right.

Owl wanted large eyes to see in the dark, but now the owl cannot enjoy the sunlight and must spend its days hiding in a tree trunk.

Some mice, hoping to fly, became bats.

But they did not grow beautiful feathers like birds.

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