The Rainbow Serpent (Australian Children’s Classics)

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.

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I fell in love with dragons when I read Tea With the Black Dragon, and never looked back. Not the clunky winged Medieval dragons that ate cows, the graceful Asian dragons that could fly without wings. Later I discovered the elegant Welsh dragons, red and white, as described by R.J. Stewart in his books on the historical Merlin.
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3 Responses to The Rainbow Serpent (Australian Children’s Classics)

  1. saliero says:

    Classic Out of print? Try somewhere else! Still available in Australia.

  2. Anonymous says:

    wonderful descriptive Dream Time story with fabulous illustrations. i read this to my kindergarten children and they just want it read over and over.Had to buy another copy to keep on the book shelf.

  3. Anonymous says:

    the cost of this book was exhorbitant due to transport costs from US to australiathe pages were glued /sealed together by glue at the topwas to be a gift to an indigenous australian for birth of first baby .was not direct from amazon as first thoughtbad experience .searched all over by car and none in stockshould have ordered at local brisbane shopsknow better next time

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