Clouds, Rain, Thunder & Lightning

In the Aboriginal Dreaming, it is believed that clouds were created from the first spout of water which emerged from the airhole of the first Whale. In another, inland Dreaming from the Kalkadoon people around Mt. Isa, (see Dingo) the clouds take pity upon a crying woman grieving over the …

Jabiru

Australia’s only true stork, this attractive black and white bird stands an impressive 1.5 metres tall.  It’s large, powerful beak has been attributed to a spearing in the Dreaming, which also resulted in the bird staying around water to avoid its protagonist. “Jabiru” is not an Aboriginal word; it comes …

Moon

The Moon is a symbol universal to all of humanity, and probably has been since the beginning of time. Often viewed as feminine, the moon has been directly linked to women (through menstruation) and the femininely viewed energies of intuition and the emotions. Our lunar friend has also been linked …

Rainbow

A Dreaming symbol of the Rainbow Serpent, as well as a symbol in Western Australia of the Great Spirit’s promise to return to earth, the rainbow has fascinated humanity since the dawn of time. (See Opal)  It is often linked with the Gods, forming a bridge between the heavens and …