posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 01:34 PM
Dragons probably came from something real. We've been around on this planet for just a few million years so we likely have seen something that
accounts for everyone having seen them. History has these things running and flying around for about as long as people have been recording stuff. And
the only reason I say about as long is because the cave dwelling people's weren't always so good at making them part of their art.
I say that they or something like them was and probably is real. What really concerns me with them is their astrological significance since most
civilizations that bring them up do so and then point to the stars.
The problems with pin pointing exactly where this legend settles into a meaning comes from the variety of cultures that set them down to history. Some
say they are keepers of certain gateways, dimensions, or portals. Modern myths put them as alien things, even going so far as to say the are part of
the Draconans / Reptilians, whatever. Then others have them as sacred bearers of knowledge. Remember also, that doesn't mean that because they are
sacred they are benevolent or anything related to it. Stoning people to death and the encouragement to do some comes from many sacred things. And then
of course theres the unaccountable fantasy skew. I say unaccountable in a meaning to say that it is difficult to say precisely how much of the fantasy
stories, written just for amusement and reader enjoyment, has fed into these legends skewing data which is already pretty horrible further. Also
remember that most information being read today doesn't come from the cultures that made them but through translations from them by modern people who
further often won't take the time to go and meet with these people, or those people's won't meet with the person making the records. People are
extremely ignorant all around and they like the perpetuate this. Often willingly. Lastly, most historians whose books are getting read are western or
westernized. Pure sources from public sources are honestly about as horrible a source as it comes.