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Rainbow Serpent by eReSaW Rainbow Serpent by eReSaW
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The Rainbow Serpent is a common motif in the art and mythology of Aboriginal Australia. It is named for the snake-like meandering of water across a landscape and the colour spectrum caused when sunlight strikes water at an appropriate angle relative to the observer.
The Rainbow Serpent is seen as the inhabitant of permanent waterholes and is in control of life's most precious resource, oils and waters. He is the sometimes unpredictable Rainbow Serpent, who vies with the ever-reliable Sun, that replenishes the stores of water, forming gullies and deep channels as he slithered across the landscape, allowing for the collection and distribution of water.
Dreamtime stories tell of the great spirits and totems during creation, in animal and human form they moulded the barren and featureless earth. The Rainbow Serpent came from beneath the ground and created huge ridges, mountains and gorges as it pushed upward. The Rainbow Serpent is known as Ngalyod by the Gunwinggu and Borlung by the Miali. He is a serpent of immense proportions which inhabits deep permanent waterholes.

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fractalhead Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
sweet
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eReSaW Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
:thanks:
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RoseCS Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
great!
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eReSaW Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
:thanks:
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RoseCS Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You're welcome
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MandelCr8tor Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME FRACTAL, JUST GREAT COLORS
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eReSaW Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
thank you
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool :)
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