After a whole lifetime of adventures and battles Tjindgarmi felt that his time as a warrior was coming to an end. Knowing full well he would not survive the night, he dragged himself down to the shore and into the water and he asked his brother the tiger shark to help release him from his old humanly form.
His brother was so please to see him but could not bring it upon himself to do his brothers bidding so together they asked the god to help them. The god was touched by the brotherly love and changed Tjindgarmi into an octopus.
Today, you can still see the brothers swimming around the waters of Mer (Murray Island) in the Torres Strait.
Jasmin Herro – Tjindgarmi Creator & Author