GODS, RYTES, MYTES
The most important ceremony amongst the Aboriginal communities was the initiation ritual or bora. These rituals were associated with large gatherings of tribes and involved the creation of a large earth mound. These mounds varied from long bands of patterns to circles of raised earth.
THE RAINBOW SNAKE
Rainbow Snake is probably one of the most known beings of aboriginal
mythology. In much areas believe that arrived on this earth
endured after creation of persons and of animals, while in
some isolated regions is believed that the Rainbow Snake gives life
to persons and animals, than alive in water holes and watches the
matters of the aboriginal persons.
Great colorful stones were the eggs of the snake and, so, dealt like sacred objects: estates hidden and only shown during special ceremonies.
Tjukurpa is the word that expresses a very
important concept for aboriginal culture.
It represents an era without time; it explains past, present and future, life and every human question.
All Aboriginal groups, families and even individuals had their
own special totems or spirit guides, these were animals, birds or natural
things that the people felt a special kinship with. The totem that represented
a certain group or family was never hunted or harmed by those people. In
the case of individual totems, it was believed that, for example, if a
herd of kangaroos passed by during the birth of a baby, then that person
had been chosen by those animals and would have a certain bond with them.
Totems were never chosen but inherited mainly through the patrilineal line
and were usually painted on items belonging to the group or family.