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Why are dreamtime stories important to aboriginal people?
This is a good question and one that requires a much more detailed explanation than can be given here. However, I will simplify my answer as much as possible. If I make any er…rors, I ask Australia's First People to forgive me - I mean well. These stories are vitally important to the Aboriginal peoples for many reasons. 1. They are crucial in preserving knowledge essential to survival in Australia's many and varied environments, some of which can at times test the limits of human endurance. Stories detailing the travels of the Dreaming Ancestors act as guides to significant sites including those where water or food can be found in hard times. 2. They preserve the laws laid down by the Ancestors that govern the way people should interact with each other and with the land and the creatures and plants that share it. This is also crucial to survival. 3. The give detailed information about group land boundaries, details set in law in the Dreaming. 4. They are the method by which people determine kinship and "marriage" laws and the way in which food should be shared and apportioned. 5. They are the basis for ceremony. 6. The stories give detailed instructions for travel within the boundaries of a group's land. 7. On another, simpler level, versions of the Dreaming stories teach children why animals and plants grow, behave and live where they do, and they teach what is correct behaviour and what his not.
A: The Dreamtime is more or less the aboriginal equivalent to the Book of Genesis. It tells how the world came to be as it is now, and what happened to the ancestors. Of cour…se, the Dreamtime differs from area to area, but much of it has been lost since many tribes no longer know some of their most sacred dreamtime stories. These could only be passed on to fully initiated members of the tribe.
The Dreaming has different meanings for different Aboriginal groups. The Dreaming can be seen as the embodiment of Aboriginal creation, which gives meaning to everything - the… essence of Aboriginal belief about creation, spiritual and physical existence. It establishes the rules governing relationships between the people, the land and all things for Aboriginal people. Story telling is an integral part of the Australian indigenous people. The stories tell how the land came to be shaped and inhabited how to behave and why; where to find certain foods, etc.
The Dreamtime is the Aboriginal understanding of the world, of it's creation, and it's great stories. The Dreamtime is the beginning of knowledge, from which came the la…ws of existence. For survival these laws must be observed. The Dreaming world was the old time of the Ancestor Beings. They emerged from the earth at the time of the creation. Time began in the world the moment these supernatural beings were "born out of their own Eternity". The Earth was a flat surface, in darkness. A dead, silent world. Unknown forms of life were asleep, below the surface of the land. Then the supernatural Ancestor Beings broke through the crust of the earth form below , with tumultuous force. The sun rose out of the ground. The land received light for the first time.
It's how they think the world was created and they believe that that was how they were created just like God or the Big bang.
Stories from the dawning of consciousness... They are Aboriginal stories of the land and its creatures. (mostly believed to be mythical)
The Kunga story
A:The most important Aboriginal dreamtime stories can never be placed on the internet because they are so sacred they can only be told to male initiates. However the stories w…e do know show that the dreamtime was the time of creation, and the dreamtime stories deal with where we came from and why we are here. They very much parallel the Book of Genesis, but from an aboriginal perspective.
The aboriginals where first to discuss the dreamtime. It's also in their belief.
Because it is important a they believe that it created the world.
dreamtime is when they tell bedtime stories
This was the Rainbow Serpent.
They thought that they were owned by their mother, the earth.