The Rainbow Serpent
Symbol of the Ancient Wisdom
Traditional Aboriginal religion has clear links with both the Matriarchal and Patriarchal forms of religion. Some of the links
are clear - others are less obvious, but for instance the Rainbow Serpent can clearly be seen as symbolising Divine Wisdom,
the Mother aspect of Divinity.
The serpent has been seen as representing wisdom in many ancient belief systems and even in the Christian Bible the Serpent
in Genesis 3, is described as being "wise". In the Hebrew language, and indeed in many other cultures, Wisdom is
linked with prophesying and the ability to contact other realms.