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The term "Koori" is the preferred address of the Australian Indigenous People. "Aborigine/Aboriginal" is regarded by the Koori as too generic.

The term originated from the people of Victoria and New South Wales, and has since been accepted by most other indigenous peoples and nations.

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Adnoartina
   is   
The Aranda Lizard Guard of Uluru
The Aranda People of Central Australia. Uluru is the Koori name for Ayer's Rock.
Altjira
   is   
The Aranda 'Sky Father' or Creator Spirit
The Aranda People of Central Australia
Anjea
   is   
A Fertility Spirit
From the Queensland Tribes
Ankotarinja
   is   
The Aranda 'First Man' Spirit
The Aranda People of Central Australia
Bagadjimbiri
   is   
The Karadjeri Brother Creator Spirits
Slain by Ngariman. The Karadjeri People of North Western Australia
Baiame
   is   
The Kamilaroi Sky Spirit & 'Father of All Things'
The Kamiilaroi People of New South Wales
Bamapana
   is   
A Murnging Mischief Spirit
The Murnging People of Northern Australia
Banaitja
   is   
A Male Creator Spirit
Bara
   is   
The Daughter of Walo
And the Koori spirit responsible for soil fertility & plant growth
Biame
   is   
An 'all-father' Creator Spirit
Bobbi-bobbi
   is   
The Binbinga Snake Spirit
The Binbinga People of Northern Australia
Brolga
   is   
A Dance Spirit
Brolga means "native companion"
Bulaing
   is   
The Karadjeri Female Creator Spirit
The Karadjeri People of North Western Australia
Bunbulama
   is   
A Rain Spirit & One of the Djanggawul Trinity
A Koori spirit
Bunjil
   is   
The Kulin and Wurunjerri Creator Spirit
The Kulin and Wurunjerri Peoples of Victoria and New South Wales
Bunyip
   is   
A Bellowing Water Monster
Generic Koori mythological creature
Clever Man
   is   
An Aboriginal Shaman
Practices traditional medicine and may also play a role in ceremonial life. Physical and earth-based conduit to the "Dreaming. Pan-specific across many indigenous tribes. There were 3 classes of Clever Men - The Medicine Man or Doctor (The Mann’gur), The Spiritual Sorcerer/Doctor/Mind Healer, Philosopher, Religious Teacher, Soothsayer, Forecaster (The Kgun’diri), The Spirit Man - Judge jury and administerer of judgement & death (The Kgai’dai’chi)
Daramulum
   is   
The Wiradyuri and Kamilaroi Sky Spirit
And son of Baiame. The Wiradyuri and Kamilaroi Peoples of New South Wales
Dhakhan
   is   
The Kabi Water Spirit
The Kabi People of North Eastern Australia
Dilga
   is   
The Karadjeri Female Creator Spirit
And mother of the Bagadjimbiri. The Karadjeri People of North Western Australia
Djanggawul
   is   
The Divine Trinity of North Australian Mythology
Koori spirits
Djunkgao
   is   
The Murngin Sister Spirits Associated With Rainy Seasons and Ocean Tides
The Murngin Peoples of North Eastern Arnhemland
Eingana
   is   
A Mother Creator Spirit
The mother spirit and creator of the world
Erathipa
   is   
A Boulder in the Shape of a Pregnant Woman
Said to contain the souls of dead children. If a woman of child rearing age walks past this rock, a soul will transfer to the womb.
Galeru
   is   
A Rainbow-serpent Spirit
A giant rainbow-serpent spirit from ArnhemlandArnhemland is in Northern Australia
Gnowee
   is   
A Sun Spirit
Inapertwa
   is   
The Creatures from Which the Numbakulla Creator Spirits Came
The Aranda People of Central Australia
I'wai
   is   
A Crocodile and Creator Spirit
The Koko Ya'o People of Cape Yorke Peninsula
Julana
   is   
A Mischief Spirit That Chases Females
Along with his father, Njirana. The Jumu People of Western Australia
Julunggul
   is   
A Rainbow-serpent Spirit
The great rainbow-serpent spirit responsible for fertility and male initiations
Kalseru
   is   
A Rainbow-serpent Spirit
Responsible for fertility and rain
Karora
   is   
The Bandicoot Creator Spirit
The Bandicoot clan of the Aranda People of Central Australia
Kidili
   is   
The Mandjindja Moon Spirit
The Mandjindja People of Western Australia
Kondole
   is   
The Spirit Responsible for Bringing Fire and Light to Night Dances
When Kondole refuses to bring the light, one of the dancers throws a spear piercing his skull. The dancers are then transformed into animals with Kondole becoming a whale and the hole in his skull becomes the blowhole
Kunapipi
   is   
A Mother Creator Spirit
From the Koori of Northern Australia
Kutjara
   is   
The Spirit Responsible for Dream Time Stories
Madalait
   is   
A Mother Creator Spirit
The world mother spirit and sister to Walo
Makara
   is   
The Adnyamathanha Seven Sister Spirits That Became the Stars of the Pleiades
The Adnyamathanha People of the Flinders Ranges in Western Australia
Mamaragan
   is   
The Spirit Responsible for Lightning and Thunder
Mangar-kunjer-kunja
   is   
The Aranda Lizard Creator Spirit
The Aranda People of Central Australia
Mar'rallang
   is   
Twin Sisters That Married the Same Man in a Dream Time Story
Koori myth
Mimi
   is   
The Small Spirits That Inhabit Rocks in Western Arnhemland
A Koori myth
Minawara
   is   
One of Two Brother Kangaroo-man Spirits of the Nambutji
The Nambutji People of Central Australia
Mokoi
   is   
The Murngin Evil Spirit That Does the Bidding of a Sorcerer
The Murngin Peoples of Northeastern Arnhemland
Morkul Kua Luan
   is   
The Spirit Responsible for Guarding the Sorghum Grass Used in Daily Food
Multultu
   is   
One of Two Brother Kangaroo-man Spirits of the Nambutji
The Nambutji People of Central Australia
Mura-mura
   is   
The Dieri Ancestral Spirits from the Dream Time
The Dieri People of South Australia
Namorrodor
   is   
Beast in Shooting Star Form That Eats Children's Hearts
Specific to the Ka’bi Mob of South Eastern Queensland. Appears as a shooting star (or sometimes the moon) that transforms into a terrifying spirit creature that hunts for babies. It is known to remove and eat their hearts.
Ngariman
   is   
The Karadjeri Cat-man Spirit That Killed the Bagadjimbiri
The Karadjeri People of North Western Australia
Nogomain
   is   
The Spirit Responsible for Giving Spirit Children
Pundjel
   is   
The Spirit Responsible for Creating Most Skills and Religious Rites
Tjilpa
   is   
A Marsupial Cat-man Spirit
Tjinimin
   is   
The Spirit Responsible for the Diversity of Peoples
Ulanji
   is   
A Binbinga Snake Spirit
The Binbinga People of Northern Australia
Ungud
   is   
A Hermaphrodite Snake Spirit
Responsible for fertility and potency among shamans
Walo
   is   
A Sun Spirit
Sister to Madalait, the world mother, and mother of Bara, the soil and plant spirit
Waramurungundi
   is   
The Gunwinggu 'First Woman' and Creator Spirit
The Gunwinggu People of Northern Australia
Wati-kutjara
   is   
A Lizard-man Creator Spirit
Koori spirit from Central-Western Australia
Wawalag
   is   
The Sister Spirits Responsible for Fertility
Daughters of the Djanggawul
Wolaro
   is   
The Gwini Creator Spirit
The Gwini People of Kimberly, Northern Australia
Wollunqua
   is   
The Serpent Creator Spirit
Wondjina
   is   
The Original Race of Beings That Created the Dream Time & All Spirit Life Therein
The Wodjina beings are described as human-like with faces that have eyes and a nose. But they have no mouth and so cannot pass judgement on others
Wuluwaid
   is   
A Male Rain-making Spirit
Wuragag
   is   
The Gunwinggu 'First Man' Spirit and Husband of Waramurungundi
The Gunwinggu People of Northern Australia
Wuriupranili
   is   
A Sun Spirit
Wurrunna
   is   
A Spirit Who Transformed Two Brothers Into Swans
Yara-ma-yha-who
   is   
A Vampire-like Creature
Used in stories to keep children from wandering away from the tribe.
Yhi
   is   
The Karraur Light and Creator Spirit
The Karraur People of Arnhemland
Yurlungur
   is   
A Rainbow-serpent Spirit
The Murngin People of Northeastern Arnhemland


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