Torres Strait Islands Tribe: Badu / Kal-lagaw-ya DOB: 1973 -
Awai Tithuyil is the western Torres Strait Island name for the pelican constellation. This group of stars consists of 26 stars and is seen throughout the year, mostly in an inverted position. From August to October it begins to rotate and reaches an upright position in September. When the Pelican is in the upright position it is the season for turtle mating. This season is called Naigai. The man positioned above the turtles is a spirit figure who is the custodian of the stars known as Zugubau Mabaig. The Zugubau Mabaig is showing the Awai Tithuyil to the next generation which are represented by the five human figures below him.