Yoola and the Seven Sisters single work   prose   Indigenous story  
Note: Related by Minyanderri of the Pitjantjatjara tribe.
Issue Details: First known date: 1956 1956
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  • A significant parallel exists between this legend and that of the Greek myth of Orion's vain and amorous pursuit of the seven virgins, the Pleiades, who in their flight, became doves, and, like Yoola and the Seven Sisters, had their images set among the stars. Esoterically speaking, the spear which Yoola carries in this myth is undoubtly of phallic significance.

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