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The dragon is one of the most known-about of the fantasy creatures of mythology and legends. Its history is so diverse and spread across the known history of the Earth that some contend that the creature was truly a creature of myth, legend, and perhaps the history of earth's beginning.
Sumerian mythology claims that the world was built on the back of a slain beast known as Tiamat, which was described as a monster or dragon. Asian legend claims that dragons (eastern variety) were venerated as spirits of the divine, and that they were both protectors and instigators of mankind. Western dragons developed in tales of knightly quests and damsels in distress, and had slowly become a creature of legend and faery tale alone. When dinosaur bones were discovered by peasants and commoners of the era, they could have been mistaken for the bones of dragons.
Some modern pagan and Spiritualist sects still see dragons as symbols (or archetypes) of power, wisdom, sorcery or protection. Some believe that you can summon or call on a dragon, but to do so requires both a well-developed of value and ethics, as well as great willpower of the summoner, as well as a deep respect and modesty toward the spirit of the dragon, which can be fickle, proud and irritated by human dabbling instead of truly organized and willful spiritual work, which the dragons regard as equal in their stature. Great works of information can be found in some modern literature on Dragon Magick and Dragon Summoning, mainly from neo-pagan publication companies.
The dragon is commonly referred to as a serpent, a reptilian creature with four legs and sometimes with wings like a bat, bird or reptilian beast. In Aztec and Mayan mythology, early on in their history visitors came to see them riding on large boats of wood and iron, and riding on or accompanied by 'feathered serpents' which came to be a term for the South and Central American natives to be like that of the dragon, and even some mythological deities and legendary heroes were thought to be like these feathered serpents, including Quetzocoatl, a central figure in such mythology.
As you can probably tell, I've left a lot to the imagination, and that's because there is no certain type of dragon, they are all different, and are only similar in how they look and how they act.
2005-04-04 [Black_Dragon_123]: because I did that.
2005-04-04 [Black_Dragon_123]: I jus' wanna have ownership. So as I can get rid of all these blasted comments.
2005-04-21 [Meta Ridley]: dragons yay!!!
2005-04-23 [Black_Dragon_123]: NO! THIS IS MINE! I'M USING IT FOR SOMETHING ELSE!!
2005-04-27 [dr]: Gah, don't have a heart attack
2005-04-28 [Black_Dragon_123]: Sorry... >.>... it's jus' that Bonedust is bein' problematic about it...
2005-05-01 [dr]: You could at least just post the stuff you need for now on the main part of the page. Later, if the guy that owns the page decides to give it to you, then you can delete all the comments.
2005-05-01 [Black_Dragon_123]: Ok...
2005-11-01 [dragon love]: cool
2005-11-01 [Black_Dragon_123]: Yeah, pretty much.
2005-11-23 [xido]: feel free to edit INTO this page if you know something really informative for fantasy dragons. For real-world info, post another wiki link and make an earth-based wiki with a link here, or maybe a link to some other informative or fun page. This page is openly editable, but please be kind.
2005-11-24 [Black_Dragon_123]: I'm sorry, no. THIS IS MY WIKI NOW. I'm using it for a character description page for an RP I'm part of for which I HAVE to have a character description page. PLEASE don't make me report you.
2005-11-24 [Black_Dragon_123]: look, I'm really sorry, but I NEED this page.
2005-12-06 [Black_Dragon_123]: Or... they could use that one.
2005-12-06 [SilverFire]: No - you could have - since someone was using this page before you. :\
2005-12-07 [Black_Dragon_123]: Not the people who are trying to take it away from me. It was someone who was fine with moving out when I explained why I needed it.
2005-12-22 [xido]: It's no worry. There is still a class on Dragons, as well as another at the Androntel Academy, True Dragons and the coming Draconic Races..... We will have to find another page for a proper Creature_Listing.... And black_dragon, chill out on the reporting thing, man. It isn't that intense, I assure you.
2005-12-22 [Black_Dragon_123]: Alright... I'm sry, I was... frustrated.
2006-03-06 [Hedda]: I strongly suggest that the current content of this page moves to the character dragon or something, and that we write something about dragons here instead. People will come to this page when searching for dragons, and this is not what they want to find. I hope that this will not be a too big problem for [Black_Dragon_123] as it's very easy to move a wiki-page. (Just edit and put a new name there, and you'll get a new wiki-page that you're the owner to)
2006-03-09 [Black_Dragon_123]: Thanks, Hedda. That'll do quite nicely.