posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 09:45 AM
In a sense, dragons exist in both Eastern and Western cultures (more on this in a second). While this could be construed as evidence that Dragons may
have existed (why do people even hint that this is PROOF?), there is a far more likely explanation. If you, as a pre-modern era man, dug up a
tyranosaurus or any large dinosuar skull, what conclusion would you come to?
In a way, "Dragons" dont exist in both Eastern and Western cultures. Dragons are a Western culture legend. There is a belief of Dragon-like
creatures/spirits in Eastern culture, but it is not a Dragon, because they do not use our languages. We simply look at these things and conclude that
since they are similar, we must be talking about the same thing. There are however marked differences in the dragons of the Eastern and Western
world. In ancient England, plagues, famine, and crop failure were often blamed on dragons. In Chinese legend, dragons often are signs of good luck.
While these Eastern and Western "dragons" may resemble eachother, it is very premature to say that they represent a common, real creature.