Aboriginal Religion

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Aboriginal Religion

Aboriginal Religion

- Aboriginal people are very religious and spiritual, but rather than praying to a single god they cannot see, each group generally believes in a number of different deities whose image is often recognisable Their deities are divided in three categories:Creation Beings - Many are involved with the creation of people, the landscape, and aspects of the environment, such as the creation of red, yellow or white pigments,Ancestral Beings - These deities are regarded as the direct ancestors of the people living today and so they are Ancestral Beings” or “Dreamtime Ancestors”. They have taught the first people how to make tools and weapons, hunt animals and collect food, as well as conduct ceremonies.Totemic Beings - A Totemic Being represents the original form of an animal, plant or other object (totem), as it was in the Creation Period.

AboriginalHistorical Significance

- Signs of Aboriginal occupation are found in local rock shelters which were used as cooking and camping places- The most important of the surviving Aboriginal artwork site in Canterbury is a Rock Shelter located at Undercliff in the environs of Cooks River; archeologists have labeled this site as a rarity in the Sydney region- Aboriginal socieities live on to nowadays, which shows how strong their legacy is

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