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BABIES

IN CERTAIN PRIMITIVE TRIBES IN EAST AUSTRALIA, IT IS BELIEVED THAT
FEMALE BABIES ARE CREATED BY BAHLOO, THE MOON, WHILE MALE INFANTS ARE
ARE FASHIONED AT A NEAR-BY FACTORY SUPERVISED BY BOOMAYAHMAYAHMUL,
THE WOOD LIZARD. ACCORDING TO THEIR BELIEF, THE BABIES, AFTER BEING
CREATED IN SPIRIT BY THESE WOODLAND DIETIES, SUSPEND THEMSELVES
ON CERTAN COOLALABAH TREES WHENCE THEY ENTER--MORE OR LESS
PROMISCUOUSLY--THE BODIES OF PASSING WOMEN AND THERE BECOME
INCARNATED.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): IMPREGNATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Human Life

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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