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December 14, 2010
Dragons are interesting

How did the myth originate?

Very few things are pure innovation, most if not all scientific advances are inspired by nature, adapted, changed slightly with sprinkles of pure innovation

the same is true of dragons, I doubt this myth was pure innovation, pure inventiveness, it had to come from somewhere

But where

Maybe someone walking home from the pub (or inn in those days) saw a lizard and perceived it to be something much larger in the dark

Maybe some crazy king conjured up the idea and nobody had the courage to say he was wrong

Maybe . . .