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Rainbow Serpent
Updated: 5/21/2020
Rainbow Serpent
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  • Long ago in the Dreamtime when the earth lay sleeping and nothing moved or grew. Then one day the Rainbow Serpent awoke and come out from beneath the earth. She travelled far and wide leaving winding tracks from her huge body
  • "Those who keep my laws will be rewarded; I will give them human form. Those who break my laws will be punished and turned to stone & will never to walk the earth again".
  • She called to the frogs "come out!" The frogs came out slowly as their bellies were full with water. The Rainbow Serpent tickled their stomachs and when the frogs laughed, the water spilled out all over the earth. This is how the lakes and the rivers were first formed.
  • Other animals awoke and began following the Rainbow Serpent. They were happy on earth and each lived and gathered food with their own tribe.
  • The Rainbow Serpent made laws that they were all to obey. Those who broke the law became stone and were turned into mountains and those who were obedient were turned into human form.
  • The tribes knew themselves by their totems - kangaroo, emu, carpet snake, and many, many more. So no one would starve, the Rainbow Serpent ruled that no man should eat of his totem, but only of other totems. This way there was food for everyone.
  • The tribes lived together on the land given to them by the Rainbow Serpent or Mother of Life and knew the land would always be theirs, and no one should ever take it from them
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