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Real Dragons?

Did the dragon once live?

All of the Oriental dragons were intimately associated with water.  Dragons lived in lakes and rivers and seas, even in raindrops.  They controlled the tides, floods and rainfall.  If they really existed, then a source that immediately comes to mind is the Chinese alligator, Alligator sinensis.  They are not as large as their American cousin, ranging from an average two metres in length to sometimes three metres.  But they are dangerous, reptilian and water-based - all good reasons for linking them to the Oriental dragon.  But only if you haven't heard of the predecessors of the real-life Komodo dragon .

Australian monitor lizards all belong to the genus Varanus.  They are easily identifiable by their streamlined shape, elongated neck, semi-erect posture, and a forked tongue - which can give the effect of fire-breathing.  They all look very similar except for their size differences, which are extreme to say the least.  The smallest is the pygmy monitor Varanus brevicauda (20 centimetres long, weighs 8-10 grams).  The largest in Australia is the perentie or Varanus giganteus, which can attain a length of two metres.

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Larger still are the Komodo Dragons (Varanus komodoensis) of Indonesia, a country that the ancient Chinese would certainly have visited. [20]  They can reach lengths of three metres and weigh 150 kgs, [21] making them the world's largest lizards.  They are formidable predators, like crocodiles that are able to run quickly across land.  They were probably the reason that the stegodonts (pygmy elephants) [22] became extinct in this area. They might even have wiped out the 1-metre tall, miniature humans, Homo floresiensis, who lived there up until 12,000 years ago.

These dragons were previously more widespread, with evidence of them once occurring in Mongolia coming to light. [23]  And in Queensland, Australia, only becoming extinct 19,000 years ago (take that date with a pinch of salt), was a bigger lizard still, a cousin of the Komodo dubbed Megalania prisca.

Megalania prisca

Megalania prisca, as we have learned from fossil evidence, grew to be a staggering seven metres in length and weighed 600 kgs [24].  Although it was technically a lizard, it must have had the presence of a dinosaur, and almost certainly ate a few of the humans of that era.  But it's usual meal was more likely to have been rhinoceros-sized wombats.  [Strange days indeed with gigantism seeming to be rampant.]  These meals are believable when you consider that Komodo dragons have been known to kill water buffalo weighing three times more than themselves. [25]

Which brings us back to ancient Rome!  Pliny, the Roman naturalist, said that the dragon of India was

"so enormous a size as easily to envelop the elephant with its folds and encircle with its coils.  The contest is equally fatal to both; the elephant, vanquished, falls to the earth and by its weight crushes the dragon which is entwined about it."

He also mentioned the dragons of Ethiopia, which, with a length of only thirty feet, were too small to kill elephants.  Other European myths state that dragons always jumped onto elephants from out of trees.  Is this all just fantasy, amazing stories concocted to scare children with?  Or is it just as reasonable to suggest that dragons once lived?

So where are we heading?  On the one hand there are myths connecting dragons to global destruction and rebirth.  On the other are links to DNA, ancient languages, ancient calendars and the I Ching.  And now I am taking a big breath and suggesting that the mythical dragons were rooted in reality, that knights in shining armour actually killed real dragons, and somehow it all makes sense.  This is where a new theory of evolution comes in.. stay tuned.

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Though I'm usually the biggest skeptic of theoretical science, mysticism, and religion. I simply must state that there are many stories and historical writings that contain simple refereces to dragons.(whatever they may be) The stories could be of a subject matter having nothing to do with dragons. They may be in a casual description of the surrounds or in a reference to them as a predator. So...dragons were around. It would be ascinine to think otherwise. This is easily proven with the fosils available(dinosaur bones). As for the way they looked? I'd be more inclined to trust an ancient artists' drawing (who was actually there) than a theoretical drawing of someone guessing today.There were also giant octipi and squid terorrizing ships which are extinct now as well as "dragons" Many creatures are dissapearing on earth and science changes even faster! Whatever reality is...we're in it and we'll be gone soon too!
(27.12.2004, 02:33)

Chinese Dragon are not komodo / lizard crocs/ - cause i heard a story about dragon living in the china sea (ha i forgot were i found that) - they says that their body was some kind looking like milipede but the creature doesn'T look like milipide and it is rumoured that they still lived in those chinese sea ( you know those place with lots of beautiful mountain landscape in the sea )
(01.01.2005, 16:37)

if you guys live in the U.S. and have animal planet tune in march 20th 2005 at 8:00 pm E.T. - they are showing a documentary that provides solid evidence that dragons existed - e mail me for more info
(09.02.2005, 21:35)

dragons were mentioned in the opening of the book Ivenhoe along with the War of the Roses. In the Bible, it talks about the Laviathan; a scaled fire breathing monster. Dragons and dinosaurs are most likely the same thing, but becuase people think the idea of a dragon is too crazy and mythical, they called them dinosaurs to try to make it logical. also, dinosaurs didnt die out before people arrived. proof: Australian aborigines drew pictures on cave walls of a creatures resembling the platyosaur. likely that dragons still exist- sure, lizards, etc. had to evolve themselves to fit in with their surroundings, thats why they're not the big, scaley creatures mentioned in old stories or drawn on cave walls
(11.02.2005, 21:52)

Janice Baker:
Almost every culture has a legend or story about dragons dating back thousands of years. These cultures didn't intermingle...were separated by continents...yet still they have the stories. Makes a believer out of me. If they don't exist now, it's because, like everything else on this planet, man has over-run, extinguished or exterminated them.
(16.02.2005, 18:13)

I agree with the most said at the top... But I just have to disagree with those claming that dragons, dinosaurs and lizards are all the same.... There are hundreds (if not thousands) of different species of Dragon mentioned in all cultures all around the world.. Fire breathing, sea habitating, flying, etc. and yet they're all described pretty much the same.. Not in the sense that they all look the same but are described as for e.g. birds - again there's a great number of different kinds, all have their own specific look, abilities, etc. and again you know a bird when you see one.. - - Now, again, I don't believe that dragons, as these huge, powerfull, godlike predators could be "over-run" by the puny human race, or that they were forced to become tiny little reptiles from the giant fearsome predators that they were.. - - I don't know how they got extinct IF they did, or where are they now.. But I'm sure if they're alive now, they're nothing less than that described by all the nations in the world!
(22.02.2005, 16:22)

Dragon master lore Manny:
They could have breathed fire but not from there lungs they had to rocks put in there lower lips like lime stone and had poisones breath,so when they jiggled them they created a spark making it possible to breath out fire.I read this from a dradonologoy book explaning about dragons and they are real!Viva las dragons!!!!!!!!!
(22.02.2005, 16:40)

i know dragons never existed but its fun to think they did. i would think people found bones and dreamed up the tails but who knows. maby there is something to it we havent found yet. i know most fantasy animals are baised on real animals that either existed or still exist and i believe the truth can be stranger than fiction.
(24.02.2005, 21:41)

hey there is going to be a show on dragons on the discovery channel u want to now when the website is just thought youd want to see it its preety cool
(25.02.2005, 18:41)

Dragons they're real just like Atlantis .Scientists said that platapuses and okapi were'nt real ,but they were proven wrong.If you see me as crazy watch Animal Planet March 20th 8pm.DRAGONS!!
(01.03.2005, 19:47)

What I have finally decided is that dragons were NOT dinosaurs. They were close in classification probably up to the Class step. They were a type of reptile, no doubt, but calling Dragons Dinosaurs is like calling a lizard a komodo dragon. There again, same class but cut off at the Order. Maybe not Order, maybe something a little further down the line such as the Family but no closer. When they existed, they, like everything else, were there own Species. Too much logic and explaining has gone into these creatures to just quit researching them and just say they're Dinosaurs. That was some lazy work by whom ever said that first and, in my opinion, very disappointing.
(02.03.2005, 23:13)

Amy Reeds:
It is strange that religons that have never met all came up with the of dragons- maybe because they were real.
(06.03.2005, 05:01)

I believe dragons are real at one time and who knows maybe they still exists you know kind of like reign of fire. There are still a lot of places in the earth that we have never see. point is that fiction, fantasy, myths and legends all come from some kind of fact. If you want to talk to me about it please e-mail me, i like to hear other ppls opinions.
(07.03.2005, 07:49)

I think your explanation for beliefs in dragons were extrodinary! I wouldn't be suprised if it were world famous!( Hope that happens!)Thank you for writing this!!!
(08.03.2005, 17:21)

I believe dragons exist, for there is too much dragonlore for it to simply be a myth. And what with all these different species of dinosaurs, a dragon-like species may well have evolved. To anyone who say the documentary entitled 'the last dragon', it gave plausible proof and a voice to how they evolved and, most interestingly, how they breathed fire and flew. I think they have been driven back to the caverns of the world, and can never return to the earths plains. Imagine the chaos - They would be caught and put in zoos, sudated, they would live a life of sadness and squalidity, which would just prove the hyprocracy of existance, as dragons symbolise freedom and myth. That is why the do not show themselves, and have remained a myth ever since men first started to hunt them
(10.03.2005, 11:14)

ps: has anyone read Eragon?)
(10.03.2005, 11:16)

Dragon extremeist:
Dragons had to be real, or still are.There are to many stories about dragons for them to be made up.I mean look at the book Eragon!!! Maybe dragons were smart or dumb but they had to exist!!!!
(10.03.2005, 15:50)

L Mosey:
I think you will find after some research that the dragon, serpent link in history points greatly towards the Dogon Tribe see below.. - and QUETZALCOATL...
(12.03.2005, 18:27)

Kio: - 2 Hour special on Animal Planet all about dragons. - - There's "myths" of dragons in every culture practically. Most of these myths started before the cultures had contact with eachother. They all share similar images, similar creatures. This has to point to somthing.
(13.03.2005, 17:46)

willie tejeda:
they found the body of a dragon, go to animal planet, and get the facts, also, they are showing a documentary based on what they found. and you know whats more interesting of all, the dragon they found is frozen, and frozen means frozen blood, frozen blood means, only one thing, PRESERVATION OF DNA, cloning could easyly be done...........get the picture........
(16.03.2005, 12:12)

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[20] Some ancient Chinese texts even tell of Australian kangaroos and boomerangs

[21] Auffenberg 1981

[22] Diamond, Jared.  1992.  "The Evolution of Dragons."  Discover  13(12):  72-80.

[23] Wilford, J.N., After 60 years, Scientists Return to Fossil 'Paradise' of the Gobi. Science Times. The New York Times, Tuesday, July 29, 1990, pp. B5 and B8.

[24] (Hecht 1975; Auffenberg  1981; Rich 1985).

[25] Auffenberg 1981


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