Bunjil, the sky God

It’s been a while since we featured a giant geoglyph, so it was with great pleasure that we learned of Australia’s Bunjil geoglyph at the You Yangs National Park in Victoria. “You Yangs” is a derivation of the Aboriginal words meaning “big mountain in the middle of a plain”, and sculptor Andrew Rogers chose this location for his giant avian-figure as a homage to the indigenous Wautharong Aborigines, who lived on these lands for tens of thousands of years. The bird is “Bunjil”, the Wautharong’s sky god, and has a huge 100m wing span, formed from piles of…

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