The Wandjina
|

Who are the Wandjina?

Share! Share! Share!


Some Of The Links On This Website Are Affiliate Links Which Means That At No Cost To You, I Will Earn a Commission If You Click And Make A Purchase.



Who are the Wandjina?

Since ancient times, the ancestors have painted the Wandjina in rock art and are among the only ancient paintings still being depicted today. 

The only place you can find the Wandjina is the Kimberley region in Northeast Australia. The Wandjina beings brought law, culture, and language to the Mowanjum people. The Wandjina are often painted with older images of Gwion Gwion known as Bradshaw figures. Since ancient times, the ancestors have painted the Wandjina in rock art and are among the only ancient paintings still being depicted today. 



The Wandjina is the powerful revered Supreme Creator

The Wandjina (Wanjina, Wondjina) are deeply spiritual, ghostlike, ancient ancestral beings from the belief system of some Indigenous Kimberley of Western Australia people. The Wandjina is the powerful revered Supreme Creator who came from the sky or the sea and shapeshifted into the beings we see in the paintings. Additionally, Aboriginals consider the Wandjina fertility gods and rain is sent to ensure the continuation of human life by sending life spirits. Monsoons, thunder, and lightning display the enormous power of the Wandjina. The rock paintings of Wandjina are spectacular dating back 4,000 years, are temporary, and deteriorate with time. The Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw Figures) rock art will last forever and may date back to 18,000 years.


STAY IN THE KNOW!

Never miss an article, new information, updates, events, E-books, freebies, exclusives, and so much more!



The Characteristics of the Wandjina

A Wandjina depicted with only the head and shoulders is said to be moving across the sky like a cloud or storm. A Wandjina depicted with the full body is believed to be walking the Earth.

Wandjinas are anthropomorphic in form, “a being or thing not human, especially to a deity”, approximately 19 feet tall. Some paintings show only the face, while others show the entire body with the face and head emphasized. Their heads are adorned with a halo-like ring or helmet with large eyes. The halo may have lines emanating from it, minus a mouth, although the nose is always present. Various dotted or dashed patterns cover the body, as well as bands around the waist and arms.

The paintings also have nature characteristics such as the clouds representing Wandjina spirits in the form of clouds. A Wandjina depicted with only the head and shoulders is said to be moving across the sky like a cloud or storm. A Wandjina depicted with the full body is believed to be walking the Earth.



Dreamtime Beliefs

You must have permission and authority to draw the Wandjina. It is disrespectful to draw the Wandjina without it. 

The Dreamtime (Dreaming or the Dreaming Time) refers to the ancient sacred time when Wandjina created the world and all its features. The Dreamtime describes the origin of the land, its creatures, and Indigenous laws and customs. As part of spiritual and cultural identity, the legends are passed down through oral tradition.

The Wandjina Dreamtime stories tell of Idjair, the father God of all Wandjinas who lives in the Milky Way. Wandjina Wallungunder was Idjair’s first son, who created the Earth and the first humans, the Gwion Gwion. The three language groups of the people of Mowanjum are represented by three Wandjinas. Namarali is the name of the Worrorra people, Wodjin is the name of the Ngarinyin people, and Rimijmarra is the name of the Wunambul people.

In Closing, Wandjina is said to have created the landscape, and its inhabitants, and continues to influence them both. As the spirits arrived at the place where they would pass over, they painted their images on the cave walls. The Wandjina are becoming more known throughout other parts of the world and their legacy will continue for ages to come.



In the realm of Ancient Philosophy, Alien Theory, Egyptology, Amateur Archaeology, Ancient History, Metaphysical, and Biblical Interpretations, Dr. Shakira stands as “The Ancient One”; a Master Teacher on a mission to unveil the secrets embedded within structures, spiritual texts, symbolism, religion, and more.

…With a keen “Eye” on Ancient Kemet (Egypt).

Since the age of five, Shakira developed an insatiable curiosity for the ancient world through the Bible. Since then, her spiritual journey and enlightenment led her to kraft a unique perspective of the Otherworldly of the ancient of the past.

Shakira is a Master of Biblical Interpretations of the Holy Bible's King James Version (KJV) with a unique perspective for the otherworldly while still honoring the spiritual message.




Texts on a Bible in Close-up Photography

What sets Ancient Scriptures apart is the unique perspective on revered sacred texts and scriptures, without losing the spiritual understanding. Dare to see beyond the surface, diving into ancient symbolism, metaphor, and allegory threaded into every chapter and verse. Uncover hidden layers of meaning, symbolism, and the otherworldly illuminating truths that speak to the soul.

Ancient Scriptures do not end with the Bible but with many ancient texts and scriptures from diverse traditions and cultures worldwide such as the Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, Tao Te Ching, Vedics, The Book of the Dead, Book of Enoch, The Book of Jasher, and more.

Ancient Scrolls are filled with Ancient Knowledge from ancient cultures worldwide on balancing the Mind, Body, Soul, Spirituality, and Spirit to Earth, the Cosmos, and Universal Laws.




Welcome to Ancient Evidence

“We are The Knowers”

Ancient Evidence is a curated resource for curious-deep-thinking minds who push the boundaries of tradition. We discuss all things the Alien Theory, UFOs, UAPs, Unexplained Mysteries, Ancient Evidence, The Olde, Metaphysical, Ancient Anthropology, Egyptology, Amateur Archaeology, The “gods” ” ancient Mythology/History, Biblical and Sacred Texts, the otherworldly, Ancient Knowledge, and much more.

We believe Extraterrestrials (ETs) from other Universes have visited Earth in the distant past. These otherworldly visitations helped shape humankind into what it is today leaving knowledge, history, religion, language, science, medicine, literature, monuments, and so much more with us.

We have a keen eye on Ancient Egypt.




Similar Posts

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.