Mircea Eliade "From Primitives to Zen": THE MOON AND RESURRECTION:

AN AUSTRALIAN MYTH


In one of the Wotjobaluk legends it is said that at the time when all animals were men and women, some died, and the moon used to say, 'You up-again,' and they came to life again. There was at that time an old man who said, 'Let them remain dead.' Then none ever came to life again, except the moon, which still continued to do so.


A. W. Howitt, The Native Tribes of South-East Australia (London, 1904), P. 429

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