Origins and Nature of the First Dragons

Since ancient times, they were seen as the fantastical embodiment of chaos and evil, and they seem to be an important part in legends and myths in almost every culture ever since the cradle of civilization. People have pointed at crocodiles, dinosaurs and whales as the creatures that might have inspired the dragon myth, but …

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The Feathered Serpent: A Mesoamerican Dragon

Temple of the Feathered Serpent of Xochicalco, state of Morelos, Mexico.   Quetzalcóatl, the Plumed Serpent. The serpent was the earth devourer of life  and giver of life. Serpent–bird = winged matter. Union of earth and sky. Earth rising and sky descending. (United at the pyramid‘s peak.) Erect snake and sinking bird. Matter ascending toward …

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Dragons, wyverns, drakes, wyrms…

There are many terms that people have used for the word "dragon" in different civilizations (aži, drakon, long, ryu, zmey), and perhaps due to our tendency to categorize everything that surrounds us, some of these terms have been used to classify dragons in many books and fantasy settings in many different ways, which is something …

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