Great thread Slayer
This planets history runs deep. Many events have happened, many civilizations have erected and been buried in the sands of time.
My personal leaning on biological creatures of earth; I believe homo walked with the dinosaurs at one point.
Also, before dinosaurs were the dominate species of Earth, I believe that is only the case for the wild. As opposed to a domesticated civilization.
As bears and predators own our wild, and humans are hopeless to stand up to such creatures... (without tools, weapons) the homo has always
domesticated itself from the wild.
Their unnatural biology is no match for that of the creatures of the wild, which are evolutionarily-built for it.
Homo stays in groups, and dominates by collective thought and execution of "plans" and concepts. They create tools/weapons, things to assist them in
Where dinosaurs and predators are animalistic, are lead by that form of. The homo always thought outside the box so to speak, that's how we've
survived and expanded from our ancestors and genus.
Now on topic with your thread. I DO lean towards the theory that; just as homo evolved and became intelligent enough to erect it's civilizations and
survive the harsh wild....
So did a bi-pedal reptilian species. Almost like parallel evolution, of the two different species.
Such a creature you posted a picture of in your OP, this bi-pedal could of evolved from that, as we did from primate.
Would be like apes vs reptiles, their evolution from their original genus.
The evolution of these two different species were parallel on the same planet. Seeing how homo can be very savage and downright evil, they kill
anything they feel threatened of.. the bi-pedal reptilian most likely (if even existed) had to retreat to a different environment as not to be erased
by the homo genus.
This retreat is within the Earth itself. The easy "excuse" of course, because we don't explore deeeeep in the earth en mass, to find the "ins and
outs" of earth via mega-cavern/tunnel systems.
Then there are stories of cave explorers encountering species in the earth.. that's a topic on its own, but may relate to what being said here.
So all these cultures who revere and have history of the old serpent/dragon beings.. could be encounters with a bi-pedal reptilian being that evolved
paralell to homo genus, maybe even retreated for "saftey".
Rather adapt to the harsh environments, and behave like savages, their development could of been more wisdom/knowledge base.
Or the animalistic mind vs "God head".
Hence we have humans worshipping and revering serpents and dragons.. not the other way around.
But the proof is in the pudding... we HAVE tons of historical evidence that our ancestors were influenced by serpents.
It's even written in the bi-bull.
I'm curious what you think of this concept Slayer?
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