Rainbow Snake, Symbolic Culture, and Gender Relations

This essay attempts to explain how the Australian Aboriginal Rainbow Snake personifies gender relations within Aboriginal Culture as well as how this relates to symbolic culture in general.  The Rainbow Snake is an integral part of Australian Aboriginal society and is often described as the ‘’principle culture hero among the Aborigines of north Australia’’ (Cowan 1994).  Considered to be both male and female, it incorporates … Continue reading Rainbow Snake, Symbolic Culture, and Gender Relations