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Were dragons real? And if so, why can't we find them? Hollow bones?
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they went extinct, sorry op you're 65 million years too late
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>>4806341
>Were dragons real?
no.
The term dragon come from the greek word for snake, and originally they were huge snakes.
The modern western dragon come from the syncretism between big snakes from greek-roman mythology and the beast of the apocalypse from Judeo-Christian mythology, along with exaggerated tales about crocodiles
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>>4806341
> Were dragons real?
No.
>why can’t we find them?
Because they aren’t real.
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>>4806341
Yes
They are hidden in Antartica
And yes, they do have hollow bones
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>>4806341
>Snakes
>Dinosaurs
>Fish
>Tigers
>Crocodiles
>Alligators
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These are just a few of the things that eastern dragons are associated with. What gives?
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>>4806378
Can you explain the similarity of dragons across cultures despite them never interacting with eachother
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>>4806448
Common fears
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primitive man lived in fear of the thunderbirds
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>>4806341
1: No
2: Because they were never real
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>>4806448
Two things
This >>4806474
and
The fact there are giant, reptile like skeletons buried in the ground all over planet earth.
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>>4806433
Because they just drew the coolest creature they could think of
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>>4806520
Not to mention a lot of them aren't similar at all
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>>4806433
Why did you post a picture of that one
>>4806448
They’re not really similar, though.
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>>4806448
yeah, theyre all giant snakes, because monkey brain
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>>4806433
Western dragons, too. Add turtles, catfish, bulls, deer, wolves, birds, and lions to that list also
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>>4806341
dragons don't have hollow bones because they used magic to fly. Don't believe the dinosaur lie, or the LIE-nosaurs as I like to call them
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>>4806448
They aren’t similar. Who the fuck looks at an evil animalistic European dragon and a benevolent godly Chinese dragon and goes “yup, these are all the same thing”
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>>4806448
if you strip off all the details, they are all ultimately snakes
even very modern ones like the sparkledog in the OP are, at at their core, primarily snake inspired

snakes are big in every culture that shares space with them because they're potentially dangerous, easy to draw, and easy to compare to natural phenomena such as rivers, rainbows, comets (long, thin trail), etc.
This >>4806853 is also an excellent point, we have decided that every reptilian monster across all cultures is now a dragon.
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>>4806944
Is that snake actually stuck?
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>>4806433
You forgot cave salamanders. They’re considered the babies of the long-style dragons.
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>>4806448
Rivera, snakes and lightnings. All things that evoke deep primordial feelings in us and that can be described with a similar shape
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>>4806853
>evil animalistic European dragon
again, as I explained in my previous post, the European dragon is the result of merging the greco-roman dragon with the judeo-christian biblical Beast.
the original european dragon was a huge snake, and that is what the word dragon means
for instance
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhon
>rom his shoulders grew a hundred heads of a snake, a fearful dragon, with dark, flickering tongues, and from under the brows of his eyes in his marvelous heads flashed fire, and fire burned from his heads as he glared.

they aren't identical, they're all somewhat different of course, but we can identify some similar traits, specifically about dragond being snake-like reptilian creatures connected to forces of nature, with religious and spiritual significance
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>>4806964
>>4806521
>>4806474
Relevant.
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>>4807047
>snail
do kazakhs really???
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>>4807050
>yes
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why are dragons so sexy
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>>4807066
what is a snail if not a dragon rolled on itself
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>>4807047
What did he mean by this?
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>>4806978
>as I explained in my previous post, the European dragon is the result of merging the greco-roman dragon with the judeo-christian biblical Beast.
the original european dragon was a huge snake, and that is what the word dragon means
for instance
>but we can identify some similar traits, specifically about dragond being snake-like reptilian creatures connected to forces of nature, with religious and spiritual significance
That’s the point, we call anything vaguely reptilian a dragon regardless of its roots or characterisation.
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>>4806853
Chinese dragons could be evil and animalistic too I.e. venomous dragon vs white Tiger but yes the dragon frequently represented the Chinese emperors so they enjoyed good press so to speak
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>>4806341
dragons are real actually but the government hunted them down and gave their gold to jews and other benefactors of this borderline extinction. they keep them around in highly restricted reserves in attempts to tame them somehow, why you ask? I wouldn't know but my little dark age catholic edit friend said it had something to do with breeding the antichrist
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>>4809084
FIND ME STANDING
ALL ALONE
OPEN EYED
BURN THE PAGE
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>>4809261
police I swear to god
not simping for a child :3
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>>4806944
imagine the noise this makes
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>>4806448
Different culture’s take on something extraterrestrial and snake-like or not at all that visited us in prehistory. Same with angels, no way to understand what they were seeing so it became a walking or flying snake that breathed fire.
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>>4806978
>wikipedia
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>>4811836
Not a single Wikipedia article is reputable, not even the ones filled with references. You should trust 4chan instead. Godspeed, anon.
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>>4811897
Not him but depending on the topic a lot of Wikipedia “references” can amount to bullshit like fucking opinion pieces and stuff. In this case though I don’t see the problem
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>>4806341
They were real



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