Extinct species

The ethnologists Alexander Haggerty Krappe (“La genese des Mythes“), believe that the dragon myth originated from primitive peoples finding large skeletons of dinosaurs and postulating how they appeared during life. Others theorists believe that forms of dragons still exist on earth today. The Loch Ness Monster is the primary modern example of a potential “water … Read more

Dragons and animal creatures

Birds Some dragons have very bird-like attributes, such as feathers. Quetzalcoatl the feathered serpent is an example of this. Some dragon myths have alternate versions, in which the dragon is a type of bird, showing how similar they are in some instances. It’s possible that in the past exotic birds were mistaken for dragons. As … Read more

Fermentational Putrefaction

Eberhard Werner Happel published in 1691 “Relationes Curisosae”, a collection of curiosities which reports the usual stories from exotic countries, scientific discoveries of various disciplines as well as descriptions of landscapes, their inhabitants and folk lore. He states that they are monsters or miraculous creatures which could not spring from an ordinary copulation of two … Read more

The Spermatick Principle

According to Lhwyd´s theory of the "Spermatick Principle" the creation of dragons can be explained by the fecondation of fish’s semen by an eagle or a vulture’s "saline moisture".  Water contains the spawn not only of fish. When it evaporates the spawn not simply desiccates and dies, but is transferred into a new medium, the … Read more