Friday, February 11, 2011

The Mimi Fairy

Mimis are fairy-like beings of Arnhem Land in the folklore of the Indigenous Australians of northern Australia. They are described as having extremely thin and elongated bodies, so thin as to be in danger of breaking in case of a high wind. To avoid this, they usually spend most of their time living in rock crevices. They are said to have taught the Aborigines of Australia how to hunt, prepare kangaroo meat and use fire. They are like humans but they live in a different dimension.
Their name might come from the song of a Zebra Finch.

I like that...."like humans but they live in another dimension."

I adore folk tales. I so hope that I am doing my part in the world to keep
the spoken word alive.

Have a creative day.



Kat W said...

I like this folk tale of the Mimi fairies. I love a bit of fantasy & folklore. The story I'm working on includes main characters from different dimensions. I hope I create them as cool as the Mimi fairies!

Kat :-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely tale, i like the idea of 'like humans but in a different dimension'