In the beginning, there was no life on the surface of the earth. But beneath the surface, the great mother snake, the rainbow serpent, lay asleep. she slept for a very long time until one day she woke and crawled into the open
As she moved slowly over the flat, dry, empty land, she said to herself, "this isn't much of a place." so she used her magic to make it rain, it rained day after day week after week month after month year after year.
and After a while, the tracks left by the body of the rainbow serpent filled with water. This how the long winding, rivers the billabongs and the water holes came into being. sometimes, as the rainbow serpent moved forward, she pushed her noise into the earth, and the soil pushed forward and created the mountains the hills and the valleys came into being
In some places, the milk from her breasts soaked into the earth and made it fertile. and here great rainforests sprang up, and all sorts of grasses, and carpets of bright-colored flowers. when the rainbow serpent had made the land to her liking,she went back inside the earth and woke the creatures who, like her, had been asleep
First she Woke the mammals, and led them up to the best places for them to live. The dingoes, who didn't need much water, she took to the desert
The Kangaroos, who liked grasses and leaves, she took to the bush. And the amphibious tree frogs, who liked things cool, and dark and wet, she took tp the rainforest .
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