The Dreamtime, also known as the Dreaming, is the ancient time of the creation of all things by sacred ancestors, whose spirits continue into the present, as conceived in the mythology of the Australian Aborigines.
The Aborigines owe their existence to the Spirit Ancestors of the Dreamtime. Spiritual or ritual practice is the main integrating force of Aboriginal culture and is relevant to all aspects of living since it is believed to be necessary for both physical and spiritual survival.
There were some 250 Aboriginal languages spread over this vast continent, but similar stories existed in each language albeit with different names.
Dreamtime is a word first used by a European anthropologist in the early 1900’s to define what he perceived, as a religion. He used this word to describe the all-encompassing mystical period of Aboriginal beginning.
However, the Aboriginal people do not worship any single Deity or other Gods. They built no monoliths, memorials or idols, nor did they have an organized religion. They lived by the lores of the Creator and Ancestral Spirits of the diverse.