Archive | October 2013

Have You Heard About Dragons?

For more than seven centuries, dragons have played a role in lore and legend. Although the time that dragons first appeared in myths isn’t known for sure, they can be traced back as far as approximately 4000 B.C. Dragons are said to have been able to live almost anywhere, depending on the type of dragon mentioned. Their habitats range from the center of the earth to the middle of the ocean. They could also be found in caves, fire, or anywhere dark and damp.

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Origin of Dragons

The word dragon entered the English language in the early 13th century from Old French dragon, which in turn comes from Latin draconem (nominative draco) meaning “huge serpent, dragon,” from the Greek word drakon”serpent, giant seafish”. The Greek and Latin term referred to any great serpent, not necessarily mythological, and this usage was also current in English up to the 18th century.

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Country who believed there is Dragon

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  • Persian

The Persians believed that the baby of a dragon will be the same color as the mother’s eyes.

  • Vietnam

To Vietnamese people, the dragon brings rain, essential for agriculture. It represents the emperor, the prosperity and power of the nation.

  • EuropeanEuropean dragons exist in folklore and mythology among the overlapping cultures of Europe.
  • Ancient India

Contains a long detailed description of India heavily infested with dragons, but this does not correspond with modern Indian belief, and likely not with Indian belief as it was in his time, whether Apollonius invented this story, or whether he believed someone else who told him it.