Symbols in aboriginal art

What we know as Aboriginal art is actualy a way of communication and transfering information among Australian indigenous people.

Addressing different matters using symbols and colours utilising natural mediums ie. ochre on rock or bark requires a great talent.

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Mimi Spirits

Mimi Spirits are fairy-like beings of some of the Indigenous Australians tribes. They are described as having, extremely thin and elongated bodies, so thin as to be in danger of breaking in case of a high wind. To avoid this, they usually spend most of, their time living in rock crevices. They are said to have taught the Aborigines of Australia how to hunt, prepare kangaroo meat, use fire and dance. They are like humans but they live in a different dimension. They were depicted during the freshwater period (1200 kya).

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A songline, also called dreaming track or journey track by Indigenous Australians is a path across the land (or sometimes the sky) which mark the route followed by 'creator-beings' during the Dreaming. The paths of the songlines are recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance, and painting.

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Tingarri Cycle

The Tingarri (Tingari) cycle in Australian Aboriginal mythology embodies a vast network of Aboriginal Dreaming (jukurrpa) song lines that traverse the Western Desert region of Australia. Locations and events associated with the Tingarri cycle are frequently the subject of Aboriginal Art from the region.

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HONEY ANTS (also known as Honey Pot Ants)

Many insects, notably honey bees and some wasps, collect and store liquid for use at a later date. However, these insects store their food within their nest or in combs.

Honey ants are unique in using their own bodies as living storage, but they have more function than just storing food.

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