Friday, March 18, 2016

Here Be Dragons: In Literature

Dragon Rider by Cornelia FunkeHere Be Dragons: In Literature on AbeBooks: The ancient mythology of the dragon dates far, far back, centuries before Shakespeare. Originally often presented as sea serpents, modern dragons are now commonly reptilian creatures of land, with legs, and of air, with wings. Though dragons are mythological creatures, it has been widely speculated that their existence was once widely accepted. This belief may have originated with prehistoric art, and with glimpses of large amphibious and reptilian creatures such as crocodiles or komodo dragons.

2 comments:

Don Coffin said...

And, of course, my mind goes immediately to Ann McCaffrey's The Dragonriders of Pern...

Bill Crider said...

You can bet McCaffrey is included.