Among the Kurnai, the hero of the bull-roarer, Tundun, is the son of the great god Mungan-ngaua.
There is no record of a bull-roarer among the Melanesian folk.
In the first place the bull-roarer is associated with mysteries and initiations.
We do not learn, however, that women in Zuni are forbidden to look upon the bull-roarer.
No wonder that the bull-roarer is sometimes used to bring luck in a mystic way to hunters.
We have already examined, in ‘The bull-roarer,’ a very similar example.
But Greek mysteries retained the daubing with mud and the use of the bull-roarer.
The memory of the old hag and the bull-roarer was in my mind.
The bull-roarer is an instrument easily invented by savages, and easily adopted into the ritual of savage mysteries.
In Australia, according to Howitt and Fison, the bull-roarer is regarded with religious awe.