This article focused on Draconic creatures, their origin, impact and the individual believes regarding the creature. And this article will come as a shock to those of us who think dragons are animals and belief in their existence.
Before i go into details let me explain what a mythological creatures is: A mythological creatures is a fictitious or imaginary creature which is based on people's believes or ideas and which does not have concrete existence.
Dragons are large serpentine legendary creatures that appears superstitional believes of many culture around the world. Dragons are among the most popular world mythological creatures. Dragon tales are known in many cultures around the world such as America, Europe, India and China. They have a long and rich history in many forms and they continue to populate our films, books and television shows.
History Of Dragons And Their Origin
It is not clear where and when the first stories of dragons emerge but the huge flying serpent creature has been described as early as the age of Ancient Greeks and Sumerians. In Much of histories dragons were thought of beign sometime useful and protectives other times harmful and dangerous. The word Dragon come from the Greek word Draconta which means to Watch. This implies that the huge flying creature guard treasures such as mountains of gold, coin or gems. The earlier attested report of a Dragon resemble that of a giant snake, draconic creature were first described in the mythology of the ancient Near East and appeared in nearly all ancient mesopotamian art and literatures. It also appears in nearly all Indo-European and Near Eastern mythologies. Popular prototype of Dragons include: Mushussu of ancient mesopotamian, Apep in Egyptian mythology, levianthan in Hebrew Bible etc.
Diversity In Dragons
Dragons can easily be pictured by most people, however people's idea and description of a Dragon vary considerably by region. For example Dragons in western culture since the ancient age have always been described as winged, huged, horned, four-legged and capable of breathing fire.
In western culture Dragons are often regarded as monster to be tamed or overcome. They are often said to have revenous appetites and live in cave where they hoard treasure. These dragons appears in western fantasy and literature such as the Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, Harry porter, A Song of fire and ice which include The Game Of Throne by R.R Martins.
Dragons in the Eastern culture have been described as wingless, horned, huge and four-legged creature.
The word Dragons have also been associated with the chinese lung, which are described as good fortune and are said to have power over rain. Dragons association with rain have been the source of chinese customs of dragon dacing and dragon boat racing.
Many of the East Asian dieties and demigod have been associated with dragons which were described as the personal mount or companions of those dieties.
Similarities among Dragons is always include hybridization of avian, feline, tails, reptilian features, reptilian scaly skin, four-leged with three or four toes on each leg etc.
Draconic creatures appears in virtually all creature around the globe, however many scholars have disputed where the idea of dragons originate from and many hypothesis have been proposed.
See pictures of different types of dragons below:
On like Dinosaurs which their existence can be traced to between 230 millions to 65 millions years ago Dragons existence cann't be trace.
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