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.
Now twist the end of the string tightly about your finger, and whirl the bull-roarer rapidly round and round.