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Wiern or wirrin are spirits. Spirits can travel with the wind, fog wer smoke. Kwop wiern is good spirit. Warra Wiern is bad spirit.

Wiern Aliwah - Cautions around spirits[edit]

  • Noongar have many rules that govern our behaviour wer the safety of self, family wer community. [1]
  • Noongar moort or families (especially koorlingah - children) are not to disturb the Wargyl as it can cause minditj or illness or noitj or death. Nidja includes going to or entering areas in which the Wargyl Spirit rests like gnama holes, caves or entering murky water, as the belief is that the Wargyl is moving through that area. [2]
  • Noongar moort or families (especially koorlingah - children) should not draw in the sand after dark as it attracts the warra wirrin (bad spirits) who will come wer visit you during the night. Other actions to aviod at night time is whistling for the same reasons above. [3]
  • Noongar moort or families (especially koorlingah - children) should always travel in pairs or karro to make sure their safe.[4]
  • Noongar moort or families (especially koorlingah - children) should be home before sunset as bulyits – little hairy men – will catch them wer take them away. [5]
  • Noongar moort or families (especially koorlingah - children) should not play with karlak or fire because the warra wirrin (bad spirits) will come to you during the night. [6]

Wiern - Spirits[edit]

Charnook[edit]

See Charrnock at Wp/nys/Jindang - Star#Jiindang Waarnk - Stories about stars.

Joondool[edit]

Mulka[edit]

Wp/nys/Wargyl[edit]

Bulyit[edit]

Maamari[edit]

Djennagubbi[edit]

Woordatjis[edit]

Ngiyan waarnk[edit]

  1. http://www.noongarculture.org.au/noongar-lore/
  2. http://www.noongarculture.org.au/noongar-lore/
  3. http://www.noongarculture.org.au/noongar-lore/
  4. http://www.noongarculture.org.au/noongar-lore/
  5. http://www.noongarculture.org.au/noongar-lore/
  6. http://www.noongarculture.org.au/noongar-lore/