in the mythology of the Australian Aborigines, the age when the world was created
often the Dreamtime
Origin of dreamtimetranslated, translation of alcheringa, name for this age in a language of the Aborigines
The time of the creation of the world in Australian Aboriginal mythology: “Aboriginal myths tell of the legendary totemic beings who wandered across the country in the Dreamtime &ellipsis; singing the world into existence” (Bruce Chatwin).
Origin of dreamtimeTranslation of Aranda (Pama-Nyungan language of central Australia) aljerre&njlig;e, in the dreamtime : aljerre, dream + -&njlig;e, from, of.