Originally posted by neodragon
Dragons have to be real
No they don't
Dragons are about the biggest baddest monster that the imaginations of primitive cultures could think up.
The standard image of a dragon is wrong because such a beast has wings yet its enormous size would prevent it from flying.
You say there are written about all over the world? True but they are not the same dragon. There is not just one single definition of a dragon.
Western Dragon - King of Serpents
: In the west the Dragon is the drakon ("sharp sighted," "watchful") of the Greeks.
The Romans called it draco, and the british know it as drake as in "firedrake".
Some have no feet, some have wings and feet, some have no wings and feet.
This dragon has a crest on its head and a beard under its chin.
All have teeth, some have horns some have antlers, some are black with green bellies, some red, some yellow and some the colour of ash.
Many eat poisonous herbs and their breath infects the air and many jealously guard treasure deep beneath the earth.
A dragon with two legs is called a Wyvern.
They breath smoke and fire adn their roar is enough to make people die of fright.
These have battled Gods, saints and knights to the death.
In a dragons head is the dragonstone (the draconce) a brilliant red gem with the power to cure.
This dragons blood is a miraculous elixir that heals and allows the drinker to understand the animals.
When mixed with honey and oil the fat of a dragon restores sight
I could describe many more type of dragons but with so much veriety and impossibilies in just one I don't think anyone can think there is any truth
to such creatures apart from being the products of a primitive imagination.