One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Aboriginal culture) any of the beings associated with the creation of the earth in the Dreamtime.‘one of the ancestor beings walked this country’
- ‘When these Beings are addressed, we are expected to know that the speaker and the ancestor Being are on close speaking terms.’
- ‘The dreamtime is essentially law passed down from ancestor beings to prescribe how people behave.’
- ‘The carved stones or boards contained the ancestor being.’
- ‘The Keeper of Souls gave way to the ancestor being that was summoned.’
- ‘There corresponds the incorporation in the craftsmen of the characteristics of the ancestor being represented.’
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