Dragon Folklore

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Dragon Folklore
Post # 1

What are dragons and where do they come from?

Dragons have been around for many centuries from medievil times to today in the occult mytholgoy, Dragons are mythological creatures that exist not in the psychcial realm but on the higher planes of the astral realm. But i do believe how ever that dragons used to exist on earth many many years ago before humand kind was ever alive and awake. There are various based cultures who believe in dragons still today.

Types of Dragons

Dragons Types of Various Cultures

  • European
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • India
  • Persian
  • Jewish
  • Vietnam

Dragons of the Elements

  • The Dragon of Earth
  • The Dragon of Air
  • The Dragon of Water
  • The Dragon of Fire
  • The Dragon of Spirit

Dragons of the Zodiac

  • Aries
  • Scorpio
  • Taurus
  • Gemini
  • Cancer
  • Leo
  • Virgo
  • Libra
  • Sagittarius
  • Capricorn
  • Aquarius
  • Pieces

Dragons can come in various types of shapes and form. Many dispite seeing dragons as part of a lizard or reptile that where around when the dinasours where still alive millions of years of ago. They are known to have scaley bodies with sharp claws that can easily kill its prey with. Dragons are also known to have long tails that a have sharp tips from its middle body all the way to the end of their tail.

Dragons are able to fly because they have wing like structures that make them fly in the air. This is really a dragons most defense system because without wings they wouln't be able to defend them selves as much. But there are those that are land dragons who do not specialize in flying. Having sharp claws are many things such as climbing, cleaning, clawing at their prey or for killing, and scratching.

Infact our latest dragon is that of the Komodo Dragon which is the late cousin of the dragon. Komodo Dragons are giant lizards that eat fresh raw meat and kill their prey. But do they do not breath fire do they? Like the dragons in mythology.

Another feature of the dragon its capability to breath fire. Have you ever wondered how dragons are able to breath fire? Dragons have a special scah in there stomach that allows them to breath fire. These sachs are located near the lungs, in which produce and store hydrogen, with the process of hydrogen in their bodies they are able to release a chemical into the air and be able to breath fire. It is said that hydogren also helps them to able to fly in the air.

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Re: Dragon Folklore
By: / Knowledgeable
Post # 2
I like the fact that you added the dinosaurs and komodo lizard. Instead of "fire" if you look at many reptiles, the ancients probably believed it was fire, when in fact, it probably spit acid that burned people. If you walk over and see a warrior with such severe burns that has died, and a giant lizard walking away, you think "fire".

And as for flying, check out the Quetzalcoatlus (I had to copy/paste that name!). It had a wingspan of 40 feet and they believe the last ones lived 65mil years ago. The Komodo Dragon has existed for 40mil years. Did a few of these pterosaurs (also had to copy/paste for spelling) live survive a little longer? Or evolve into something we have yet to find remains of? The crocodile's ancestors can be traced back to over 200 million years. Why not a pterosaur?These pterosaurs lived all over the world, so at the very least, their remains could have been found, and the rest of the details made up from reptiles like the komodo dragon. Ancient people did not exactly have the sort of abilities we do to date bones. And the word dragon back then simply meant serpent and in some areas (Norse to my recollection) translated to "worm" which could be connected to the anaconda.

I love dragons in art, and enjoy incorporating them into my own. I find their anatomy facinating, so I've done my homework on them.

Here is another interesting site I have had bookmarked for a while. I plan to use it some of the info for my next dragon project. I like it's scientific spin to the dragon myths. I don't believe it all, but it is an interesting read at the very least.
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Re: Dragon Folklore
By: / Knowledgeable
Post # 3
Eek typos. Sorry =(
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Re: Dragon Folklore
Post # 4

Its okay i am glad you liked the post and i hope to add more too it soon.

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