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Cataclysm? How?
 - Maybe Eta Carinae?

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Africa / Scandic / Babylon
The Americas
Ancient Greece & China
DNA & the I Ching
Were Dragons Real?

Nazca Lines
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 - What do they mean?
 - Belt of Orion?
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Pole Shifts
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 - Evidence Part II

Global Pyramids
 - Middle East / Africa
 - The Americas
 - Europe
 - Asia and Pacific

Patrick Geryl
 - 2012 Polar Reversal
 - North Becomes South

As well as...
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 - 2012: Year of the Dragon

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2012: The Year of the Dragon

Far off, unknown, beyond the range of thought,
scarce reached by gods, the years' rough haggard mother,
stands a primeval Cave in whose vast breast,
is Time's cradle and womb. A Serpent encloses,
the Cave, consuming all things with slow power,
and green scales always glinting. Its mouth devours,
the backbent tail as with mute motion it traces,
its beginning. At the entrance Nature sits,
the threshold-guardian, aged and yet lovely,
and round her gather and flit on every side Spirits.
A Venerable Man writes down immutable laws.
He fixes the number of stars in every constellation,
makes some of them move and others hang at rest.
So all things live or die by predetermined laws...
When the Sun rested on the cave's wide threshold,
Nature ran in her might to meet him; the Old Man bent
grey hairs to the proud rays
. [1]

Claudian (c. 370-408), Roman poet

Of all the world's monsters, the dragon appears to be the most universal.  Dragons appear in the early literature of the English, German, Irish, Danish, Norse, Romans, Greeks, Babylonians, and Egyptians - and in oral tales from every inhabited corner of the globe.

The word "dragon" is derived from the Latin dracon, which came from the Greek word for serpent, spakov.  Spakov can be traced to the Greek aorist verb, spakelv meaning "sharp-sighted one" (a reference to the perceived good vision of snakes), and is related to many other ancient words to do with sight, such as darc (Sanskrit for see), derc (Old Irish for eye), torht  (Old Saxon) and zoraht (Old High German) which both mean clear, or bright.

The distinctions between words that describe dragons and snakes are often blurred, and are to some degree interchangeable.  The old German word for dragon, "lindwurm", literally means "snake-worm" The ancient Anglo-Saxon word "wyrm" has been translated as meaning any of "dragon," "serpent," or "worm".  An English folktale which dates back to the early fifteenth century tells of Sir John Lambton battling "the Worm."  The original story makes no mention of this "worm" having legs.  Early pictorial representations of dragons were almost always shown as large snakes, but from the sixteenth century onward images associated with the Lambton story are of four-legged dragons.  We must consider ancient dragons to be more like giant serpents, and less like the more modern fantasy images that we know so well from role-playing games and books like The Hobbit.

The Bible interchanges the words dragon and serpent liberally.

"When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child."

"Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth."

(Revelation 12:7)

[ A good Biblical description of a dragon can be found at Job 41 ]

The themes of chaos and disaster are often linked to dragon lore, as well as the processes of fertility and re-birth, and the revolutions of the cosmos.

 This is just a small portion of my online book, Survive 2012 - a look into possible ways our world might end, and how to survive. Available in bookstores sometime before 2012, fingers-crossed...


Dragons or serpents having importance in the cosmos are present in most ancient cultures.  Also common is the image of a serpent swallowing its own tail. It is commonly known as the Ouroborus/ Uroboros.


The image is from The Chrysopoeia of Cleopatra - an alchemical tome. The words in the centre mean "the all is one".  The dark and light halves represent the same opposing principles as the Chinese yin and yang.


Old Sages by the Figure of the Snake
Encircled thus did oft expression make
Of Annual-Revolutions; and of things,
Which wheele about in everlasting-rings;
There ending, where they first of all begun ..
...These Roundells, help to shew the Mystery
of that immense and blest Eternitie,
From whence the CREATURE sprung, and into whom
It shall again, with full perfection come ... [2]


( image of unknown source)

Rattlesnake Disk of Moundville AL

North American Indians

A ceremonial disk found at Moundville, Alabama, USA (diameter 12.5 inches)

[curious about the eye in the hand? Visit - a very large single page]

The Ouroborus was known as far back as the twenty-first dynasty in Egypt, on the papyrus of Dama Heroub.  It shows up in alchemical texts such as Chrysopoeia and Codex Marcianus, and the Greeks used it to symbolise the universe.  It represents the revolutions of the cosmos, an eternal cycle of destruction and renewal.  It shows catastrophism and the re-emergence of life at its most basic.

Dragon Myths

1. Introduction / Ouroboros
Next >>> 2. African / Scandinavian / Babylonian
3. The Americas
4. Ancient Greece & China
5. DNA & the I Ching
6. Were Dragons Real?

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Comments from Visitors

kana gopal:
i suggest you speak to the brahma kumaris on this topic. they too subscribe to a 5000 year cycle like the mayans & predict a major destruction before earth becomes a paradise. - - write to karuna shetty, their media director at - or check out the website for details on the nearest centre to you.
(06.04.2004, 15:02)

(13.04.2004, 07:36)

Tonui Andrew:
The book of Joel 2:28-31 describes a similar scenerio to what the Maya had foretold. The age of the aquarius could be attributed to the pouring of the holy spirit. For in verse 28-29 it says " And afterwards, I will pour out my spirit on ALL people. Your sons and daughthers will prophecy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even in my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my spirit in those days. - - Quite interesting, a new age is coming.
(22.04.2004, 23:59)

this site is all bogus. sure, mayb somethings going to happen, but the world's not gonna end. i dont care how you make it sound...its all bull. there have been countless people predicting the end of the world, some only to go and kill themselves because they are wrong. and they hav convincing arguments. i dont see how the world could just end by what you are saying. i dont believe it for one second. i think this site is all bogus and the people viewing this site need to really stop and consider how they're wasting their time.
(30.04.2004, 20:46)

Excuse me, there are countless people saying that they world is going to end on Dec. 21, 2012, maybe you shouldn't kill yourself over it but you should concider it because maybe the world will end on this day and maybe you should think about what you want to do until then
(01.05.2004, 13:14)

Just because countless people say that it's going to end for "scientific reasons" doesn't mean it's going to happen. Yeah i'll think about what I want to do until Dec. my life like I already am. I already try to live everyday like it's my last--if you're saying this whole world's gonna end thing is true, then how come you're just going to change ur life around because of it? Shouldn't you already be living like that? Exactly...and just because a lot of people believe this site doesn't make it true...I believe something will possibly happen on Dec. 21, but not the end of the world. Don't you think that's a little extreme? No one knows when the world is going to end, not even scientists, Mayans, and anyone else.
(02.05.2004, 11:49)

the sun will influence magnetic field so the - 2 poles will colapse and we have a new - sunfload in 2012.
(03.05.2004, 13:00)

I'll admit, I'm worried about what happens on 2012. However, I'm still not totally convinced something will happen. I read the details and all, but I really don't get it. Can someone basically tell me in a normal way (not with scientific terms) what is going to happen? Maybe I can understand it better then.
(03.05.2004, 17:45)

came across abnormal time snag in 1998-2000 for all planets (maybe polar shift of saturn?)- - 2012 planets will align w/ sun making linear vortex- also the year when neptune returnes to it's ruling sign pisces. jesus christ was said to be born when all plantes were in their ruling signs and houses, the piscean age, hence the fish symbolic of god. came across a book called the aquarian gospel of jesus christ and it relates to the era of times-following the aquarian era is our present era-the piscean era once again. needless to say, a planetary alignment is researchable yet the mass of linear gravitational force that such an alingment will create - figuring if our moon's gravity effects our tides - what would the combinded force of all the planets plus the sun do to the fabric of space for life as we know it will most definatly change.
(06.05.2004, 03:51)

not just a man:
It sounds like everyone is to busey learning to die and not learning to live. Ther will be a change. Man has distroyed the meaning of life through our own idiotsy and greed. It's all written ther in your history books. All we can do now is understand we all shall perish a horrable death and learn how to live a life we were ment to have. Find this meaning in no book nor church, it is in you and the life all around you. The 7 curses have started. You may not see it but it is happining. So i say good luck to all. Yea and if it dosent happen in 2012 we will sure kill our selves if no changes happen in the near future.
(07.05.2004, 10:40)

The condition of the world is slowly deteriorating. Governments are all fighting with eachother when really everyone should be working together so society can make the transition. Even if the world doesn't go through great physical change, people themselves are going to change the way the think and act. They have to.
(08.05.2004, 00:09)

Xoe Stone:
The concept of an "end" does not and need not mean the end of the world so much as the "end" of an epoch, an age, a specific time in the long history of the Universe and this planet, as well as our own species. We humans often tend to think in "human" and not "geologic" time spans, thus it is often hard for us as individuals and as a species to understand and accept the fact the planet Earth and our species has been through this before and survived. Those people were, in fact, our ancestors, and if they survived then we in this/our time in history can do so as well. - - However, thus far, from all who have spoken in this conversation - none have suggested that the situation and at least a portion of the damage/chaos/upheaval we all believe is coming, is not only within our individual and collective (human) abilities to minimize, but also perhaps to survive in many of the same manners and ways as our ancestors managed it. - - Whether our species remains here or escapes to stars in ships of our own making, none of us is without the skills, abilities, and knowledge to prepare ourselves and others for the times that are coming. Difficult times require difficult solutions, but our ancestors left us with many tools and much knowledge with which we as individuals and as a species can face the coming times. Things may indeed look gloomy for us, but we are far from doomed.
(17.05.2004, 17:23)

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Script by Alex

[1] Claudian, full name Claudius Claudianus (c. 370-408), Roman poet. This passage ends the second book of his poem, On the Consulship of Stilicho

[2] George Wither's A Collection of Emblemes, Ancient and Moderne (London, 1635)


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