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A dragon is a legendary creature used in folklores from many ancient and diverse cultures around the world.

Background[]

Dragons are usually depicted as a large reptile, possessing some magical power with a body of serpentine and/or reptilian influence. Many were depicted with wings and the general notion that they possessed the ability to breath fire. The shapes vary widely across the culture's that influenced it.

Cultural comparisons[]

  • In India, dragon is called naga. It is told on the Mahabharata script that naga is the childern from Resi Kasyapa and Dewi Kadru. They (dragon) has two cousins, that called Kaga.
  • In China, dragon is called Lung or Liong. This creature resembles of a nature power, especially for storm.
  • In European culture, dragon always two big wings and four legs, and also a fire-breathed creature. It resembles an evil power/creature.
  • In ancient Greek culture, a multi-headed sea serpent named Hydra does battle with Hercules, a concept that influenced the Christian Greek writing of the battle between Michael the archangel and a great red dragon in the Book of Revelation.

Analysis[]

Traditional dragons were likely born in the minds of primitive humans formed through a process of mental transmutation, effectively creating a hybrid of predators which threatened early humans at the time.

See also[]

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