L.O- We are learning about creation literature and researching the various historical, social and cultural contexts.
Green Spice: Identify aspects of literary texts that convey details or information about particular social, cultural and historical contexts
The rainbow serpent
Once there was a giant snake called the rainbow serpent that made mountains as it move. Soon he needed to sleep he went and feel asleep at a camp, then two little boys came and the rainbow serpent said “come into my mouth and sleep” they went in. In the morning the other people realised the two boys were gone. They went looking for them soon they found the rainbow serpent sleeping. They cut open his stomach and two birds flew out they had been turned into birds. It then woke up and saw his stomach and chased the people and turned them into trees and animals. So now we need to look after them because they are us.
I think is a good story/myth and it’s like there’s a moral to the story when it says that the rainbow serpent turned them into trees and animals so it’s like that’s why we have to take care of them. But overall it’s a good story.
The genesis story
In the beginning there was no earth or sky or sea or animals. And then God spoke in the darkness: “Let there be light!” And right away there was light, scattering the darkness and showing the infinite space. “That’s good!” said God. “From now on, when it’s dark it will be ‘night” and when it’s light, it will be ‘day’.”The evening came and the night passed and then the light returned. That was the first day.On the second day, God made the earth and over it He carefully hung a vast blue sky. He stood back and admired His creation. “That’s good too!” said God and the second day was over.The next morning God looked around and thought, “the earth needs to be a bit more organized.” So, He put all the water in one place and all the dry land in another. When He had finished that, God made plants to cover the land. Dandelions and daffodils appeared. All sorts of trees and grasses began to grow. “It’s looking great”, said God and that was the end of the third day. On the fourth day, God looked around and thought, “the daylight still needs a bit more work and the night is just too dark.” So, He made the sun to light the sky during the day and the moon and stars to add a bit of sparkle to the night. He hung them in the sky and stepped back to look at his work. “This is coming along very well,”said God. The next day, God turned his attention to the water he had collected in the oceans. “I want these waters teeming with life!” As soon as He said it, it was so. In no time, there were millions of small fish darting through the shallow water and huge fish swimming in the ocean. God made birds, too. He sent them soaring through the air. “Ahh, that is good!, “said God. The dusk fell over the water and the sky grew dark and that was the end of the fifth day. On the sixth day, God added creatures to the land. He created everything from ants to zebras to the land. But He still felt something was missing. So God added Adam and Eve to enjoy and take care of all that He had created. God looked around and was happy with all He had made. After six days, the whole universe was completed. On the seventh day God had a nice long rest and enjoyed looking at all He had made.
This was a good story/myth I liked how god made something new every day and named it. I also liked how he took his time for each thing he made and that’s what makes our world earth so good. This is one of my favourite story.