A Taungurung story of Bundjil:
After creating the mountains, rivers, flora, fauna, and laws for humans to live by, Bundjil gathered his wives and sons then asked Crow, who had charge of the winds, to open his bags and let out some wind. Crow opened a bag in which he kept his whirlwinds and created a cyclone which uprooted trees. Bundjil asked for a stronger wind. Crow complied, and Bundjil and his people were blown upwards into the sky. Bundjil himself became the star, and Altair and his two wives, the black swans, became stars on either side.
A Bunurong story tells of a time of conflict among the Kulin nations, when people argued and fought with one another, neglecting their families and the land:
The mounting chaos and disunity angered the sea, which began to rise until it had covered the plains and threatened to flood the entire country. The people went to Bundjil and asked him to help them stop the sea from rising; Bundjil agreed to do so, but only if the people would change their ways and respect the laws and each other. He then walked out to the sea, raised his spear and ordered the water to stop rising.
The Kulin and other Indigenous people believe that in the Dreamtime, Bundjil took shelter in a cave located in the part of Gariwerd, that is now known as the Black Range Scenic Reserve. Today, Bundjil’s Shelter is a popular tourist attraction and one of the most important Aboriginal rock art sites in the Taungurung region.