Dreamtime refers to a time in the far distant past when the
land was flat, dark and empty. Dreaming stories feature Dreamtime
beings who all had different names and could acquire different
forms: both human and animal. As these beings moved through
the land they created geographical features such as rivers,
hills, rocks, flowers and other wonders of the natural environment.
After a while they disappeared into the earth, sea and sky.
The places where the Dreamtime beings had chosen to disappear
are considered sacred places.
Adnyamathana dreaming tells of two giant serpents,called Akurra,
that came down from the north and died. Their bodies formed
the walls of Wilpena pound, a very distinctive geological
formation in the Flinders Ranges.