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Aboriginal people living in the western and southern Arnhem Land share a common mythology relating to Mimih spirits. In recent years the Mimih has become a popular theme in the repertoires of many artists among the Kunibidji people, speakers of the Ndjebbana language and the traditional landowners of the Maningrida area. It is believed that Mimih spirits live in a social organization similar to ours and that Mimih society existed before humans.

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Mimihs are credited with instructing the first people with knowledge of survival in the rocky environment of the Arnhem Land plateau. It is said that Mimihs have taught the first humans to hunt, dance, sing and paint. The song and dance style of western Arnhem Land Aboriginal people is still known today as Mimih style. Also like people, the Mimihs use the same kinship terms and speak the same language as the local Aboriginal group. It is said that some Aboriginal men with mystical knowledge have spent time living with Mimihs in their camps. Mimih are, however, terribly thin, with their necks so slender that a stiff breeze would be fatal. For this reason they emerge only on windless days and nights to hunt. As soon as a breeze develops, the Mimih are said to run back to their rocky caverns and disappear inside.

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Mimih Spirit

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Why Maliyaa?

  • Free shipping worldwide
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  • Authenticity and ethics
  • Great service
  • Years of experience

Story

Aboriginal people living in the western and southern Arnhem Land share a common mythology relating to Mimih spirits. In recent years the Mimih has become a popular theme in the repertoires of many artists among the Kunibidji people, speakers of the Ndjebbana language and the traditional landowners of the Maningrida area. It is believed that Mimih spirits live in a social organization similar to ours and that Mimih society existed before humans.

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Mimihs are credited with instructing the first people with knowledge of survival in the rocky environment of the Arnhem Land plateau. It is said that Mimihs have taught the first humans to hunt, dance, sing and paint. The song and dance style of western Arnhem Land Aboriginal people is still known today as Mimih style. Also like people, the Mimihs use the same kinship terms and speak the same language as the local Aboriginal group. It is said that some Aboriginal men with mystical knowledge have spent time living with Mimihs in their camps. Mimih are, however, terribly thin, with their necks so slender that a stiff breeze would be fatal. For this reason they emerge only on windless days and nights to hunt. As soon as a breeze develops, the Mimih are said to run back to their rocky caverns and disappear inside.

Maningrida Arts & Culture

Maningrida Arts & Culture is a pre-eminent site of contemporary cultural expression and art-making, abundant with highly collectable art and emerging talent.
See more

Story

Aboriginal people living in the western and southern Arnhem Land share a common mythology relating to Mimih spirits. In recent years the Mimih has become a popular theme in the repertoires of many artists among the Kunibidji people, speakers of the Ndjebbana language and the traditional landowners of the Maningrida area. It is believed that Mimih spirits live in a social organization similar to ours and that Mimih society existed before humans.

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Mimihs are credited with instructing the first people with knowledge of survival in the rocky environment of the Arnhem Land plateau. It is said that Mimihs have taught the first humans to hunt, dance, sing and paint. The song and dance style of western Arnhem Land Aboriginal people is still known today as Mimih style. Also like people, the Mimihs use the same kinship terms and speak the same language as the local Aboriginal group. It is said that some Aboriginal men with mystical knowledge have spent time living with Mimihs in their camps. Mimih are, however, terribly thin, with their necks so slender that a stiff breeze would be fatal. For this reason they emerge only on windless days and nights to hunt. As soon as a breeze develops, the Mimih are said to run back to their rocky caverns and disappear inside.

Maningrida Arts & Culture

Maningrida Arts & Culture is a pre-eminent site of contemporary cultural expression and art-making, abundant with highly collectable art and emerging talent.
See more

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