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How the Rainbow came to be.

Aboriginal Dreamtime story.

  16 total reviews 
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jlsavell
 
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Aussie, once again I am mesmerized by your work. You have such a wonderful ability to weave a legend and make it so interesting and enticing. I can see children loving this one most certainly..I hope you publish..jimi


 Comment Written 18-Oct-2010



reply by the author on 19-Oct-2010
    Hello my dear 'virtual' friend across the world! Thank you for reading and glad you enjoyed the story. Love, Kay.
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Loyd C. Taylor, Sr
 
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Thta was an interesting an entertaining story Kay. You seem to always share more and more of your homeland with your readers ans you do so insuch a poetic manner. Good work, Loyd


 Comment Written 02-Oct-2010



reply by the author on 02-Oct-2010
    Loyd, Thank you my friend, hope your poetry site is flourishing. Cheers, Kay.

reply by Loyd C. Taylor, Sr on 02-Oct-2010
    Thanks and you are welcome, Loyd
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Robin Moynihan
 
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Nicely told story but it left me with a couple of questions: If they were Goorialla's people, how come they didn't know how to dance and dress properly and he did? Are they all different creatures, some human some different animals?
The photo of the Rainbow Lorikeet is absolutely beautiful!


 Comment Written 01-Oct-2010



reply by the author on 01-Oct-2010
    Robin, Thanks for reading; Goorialla is the Great Spirit (maker of all) in coming to earth he taught them many things. They were ordinary men (he was in the guise of a man) After he returned to the heavens, he left the serpent (snake)in the mountain and the boys he ate became the beautiful Rainbow Lorikeets we see today. I hope this explains it. Blessings, Kay.

reply by Robin Moynihan on 01-Oct-2010
    Thank you, I don't know how I miss things when I read, I read it over a few times and still missed the Goorialla it the Rainbow Spirit. Must be tired. Had all 3 grandkid over the weekend, takes awhile to recoup.
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adewpearl
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I love the way these stories explain the creation of all the natural features of the Earth.
They asked their grandmother, the Star Woman, - add second comma
Goorialla, who was snoring -add the comma
snoring in his humpy, but he had - add comma
Goorialla said, "All right - add the comma
I find these stories enchanting, Kay - and you tell them so beautifully :-) Brooke


 Comment Written 30-Sep-2010



reply by the author on 01-Oct-2010
    Good Morning Brooke, Thank you for reading yet another story. Blessings, Kay.
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This story of the creation of rainbows and the lands was well done. The tone was pitch perfect. It was interesting to read -- it sounded like it could have come out of on of my anthropology texts I read in university. Great picture too!
I wonder though, is there a story of how humpies got there name, or is the answer in the question?


 Comment Written 30-Sep-2010



reply by the author on 01-Oct-2010
    TimidView, Thanks for reading; humpies I believe, got their name from 'humping (carrying)a bedroll or shelter. Today, our horsemen carry 'blueys' on their saddle, much like American cowboys carry their gear. In the outback of OZ our tribal people build Gunyahs from tree branches and cover the frame with animal skins. Hope this explains. Blessings, Kay.
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Hi Kay,

You wrote this legend so well one would think the Aborigines had written themselves. I think I saw the Lorikeet parrots when I was there. They are beautiful. I enjoyed this story and hope you will continue to write them. I always learn something new! Blessings, chey


 Comment Written 30-Sep-2010



reply by the author on 01-Oct-2010
    Hi Chey, I wrote it as it would have been spoken by a tribal person. I am so pleased that you liked it, yes, more to come. Blessings, Kay.
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You have great artwork and your arthor notes are superb--you write about how two boy went missing and were swallowed by Goorialla and the rainbow was named after him and the serpent--I found this script well written and descriptive and informative--well done.


 Comment Written 30-Sep-2010



reply by the author on 01-Oct-2010
    Hello Chita, Thanks for reading, glad you liked it and there is more to come. Bless you, Kay.

reply by chita on 01-Oct-2010
    This was an informative and great write and I am looking forward to more of them!!!
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Hullo Aussie ...

I enjoyed this little bit of traditional Aborigine fantasy, as I do with all your stories that have been passed down from these people. There is just one small query that came to my mind ...

* In the beginning of this story, you said that there were only people - no animals or birds - and then, suddenly, there are birds including the beautiful
Rainbow Lorikeets ... and even Dogs.

Many years ago, we bought a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets and never ceased to marvel at their beautiful feathers with such vivid colours.

Thank you for sharing this with us.
Love from ....... Nanette Mary.


 Comment Written 30-Sep-2010



reply by the author on 01-Oct-2010
    NM, The Great Rainbow Serpent is the Creator, he came to Australia to create; only men inhabited the earth at that time. As he traveled he created mountains, streams etc. When he ate the boys (they were boys) and hid himself from the tribe - he released the spirts of the boys in the form of Rainbow Lorikeets. One has to have an imagination with Dreamtime legends, they are handed down and I have only translated what was told. Cheers, Kay.
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Aussie, you've done it yet again! YOu have the ability with words that many of us on this site would give just about anything for. Such pictures you paint! Keep 'em coming, 'cuz they make my day!


 Comment Written 30-Sep-2010



reply by the author on 01-Oct-2010
    Tanks a million my young friend. More coming, presently I am working on a story. I love to keep you in the picture about our cultural heritage. Bless you and that lovely woman that keeps you in check! Love to you both, Kay.
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I have sat here and thought. Then read again. Then thought more. I love this Kace, and I feel very comfortable indeed with it. You tell these tales so clearly. Thank you. Muchly. Pat. xxx


 Comment Written 30-Sep-2010



reply by the author on 01-Oct-2010
    Thank you Pattycake; I have had a lot of questions about it; one has to have imagination, not logic to understand the Creator. Bless you my friend. Love Kay.

reply by patmedium on 02-Oct-2010
    Have you thought about assembling them into one folder? xxxxxx
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