Basic Information

Type/Species: Sea Serpent
Origin: Folklore of Native Australia (Emianga region)

About Aranda

Aranda was said to inhabit rivers where the current was deep, thereby preventing the creature from disturbing the surface. When humans would come into these rivers alone, usually to fish, Aranda would grab them and swallow them whole for a snack. [1] Symbolism: Aranda seems to be a bogey, or a creature used to scare people from doing something. In this case, this serpent is suppose to scare fishermen from fishing alone.

Physical Description

Mostly, Aranda is described as an enormous serpent that dwells within the water.


  1. Rose Giants, Monsters and Dragons

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