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Australian Children's Classics: The Rainbow Serpent

Author: Dick Roughsey
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ISBN: 9780207174339
Format: Paperback
Published: October 2011
Published By: Harper Collins
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The story of the Rainbow Serpent, who made people turn into birds, animals and plants.

There are innumerable names and stories associated with the Rainbow Serpent all of which communicate the significance of this being within Aboriginal traditions. Dreamtime stories tell how the Rainbow Serpent came from beneath the ground and created huge ridges mountains and gorges as it pushed upward. The name also reflects the snake-like meandering of water across a landscape and the color spectrum sometimes caused by sunlight hitting the water. Paintings of the Rainbow Serpent first appeared in Arnhem Land rock art more than 6000 years ago and perhaps as early as 8000 years before the present as the seas rose after the last Ice Age. Today the Rainbow Serpent is associated with ceremonies about fertility and abundance as well as the organisation of the community and the keeping of peace.
ISBN: 9780207174339
Number of Pages: 32
Format: Paperback
Reading Level: All Ages
Published Date: 28-Oct-2011
Dimensions (mm): 254x110mm
Publisher: Harper Collins

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