last updated October 15th,
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Rainbow Serpent: Throughout
the entire continent of Australia
the various Aboriginal tribes had their own particular Dreamtime
legends and cultural practices. There were some similarities, but also
a large number of differences. One common mythical character was the Rainbow
Serpent. This is hardly surprising. After all rainbows are a common phenomenon
and the Aborigines had a 'story' about everything that they observed (or
happened in their land). The Rainbow Serpent (not surprisingly), was associated
and life. In our own times, we associate rainbows with a 'pot of gold'
(which is a pertinent metaphor that distinguishes 'our' beliefs from those
of the Aboriginal people - with one race primarily concerned with money
and possessions, the other with nature and high concerns for the environment.
The awakening Rainbow Serpent
of Australian Aboriginal mythology whom the Aborigines say rises at the
end of time)