The story of Myths of the Rock focuses around Ayers Rock and the strange, often bizarre mythology that surrounds it.
Known of in the indigenous language as Uluru, it is reportedly the world’s largest monolith, consisting inexplicably of a large quantity of iron oxide. It stands alone, on a vast plain, in the geographical centre of Australia, in a place known of to the native Aborigines as the land of ‘The Dreaming’.
There was a time, millennia ago, that the Aborigines describe as ‘The Dreaming’. In this time, gods roamed the earth – sky heroes, – who brought their teachings to early man. There were spirits of ‘The Dreaming’ too, who through their adventures across an undefined plane of existence, shaped the landscape into the earth as we know it today.
Countless myths surround and permeated the rock. There are tales of great battles and of the ‘Lightning Snake’ or ‘Rainbow Serpent’, the spirit being who moved through water and lit the sky with lightning. God, spirit or human, the characters that exist within ‘The Dreaming’ inhabit all these forms, constantly transmuting themselves during the unfolding of their particular Dreamtime myth. Many stories also speak of humanity as the descendants of those ‘Dreaming’ characters, the offspring of the ancient ‘Creative Ancestors’.
Animal men who merged with the stars, wise teachers that rose from the earth with their families, and spirit beings who inhabited the natural elements are all ‘Myths of the Rock’. Humanity may have forgotten all the momentous epochs that have passed into history, myth and fable, but there are many natives indigenous to Australia who believe that no matter how many forget, the rock remembers…