History OurDragonsAreDifferent / Mythology

25th Feb '17 4:12:56 PM triton
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** It was however quite small compared to modern fictional dragons. Paintings depict it as not much bigger than a horse (and in some paintings, smaller than a horse).
14th Jan '17 9:18:07 AM lvxferre
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* Boitata from the Brazillian folklore could also qualify, a creature which protects the jungle. It's described as a gigantic snake-like with big, brilliant eyes and either breathes fire or is made entirely out of it. Another common traits associated with it are flight, power of transformation and intelligence.

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* Boitata from the Brazillian folklore could also qualify, Mboi Tatá or Boitatá - a creature which that protects the jungle. It's wildness in Guaraní mythology - also qualifies, being described as a gigantic giant snake-like being with big, large brilliant eyes and who either breathes fire or is made entirely out of it. Another fire. Other common traits associated with it are flight, power of transformation and intelligence.intelligence. This creature has folkloric descendants on the region (Paraguay and parts of Argentina and Brazil) even among Christians.
16th Nov '16 2:06:15 PM Theriocephalus
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* While calling them "dragons" is more of a result of a convention rather than them being the same creatures, Hungarian dragons are very different from both their eastern and western counterparts. They are described as giants with multiple heads. The number of their heads relates to the amount of power they possess as well as several motifs relating to them (the number of towers on their castle, the number of miles distance they can throw their weapons, the number of days it takes for an opponent with equal power to defeat them). They traditionally come in groups of three brothers with three, seven and respectively 12 heads, with the 12 headed brother being the oldest and most powerfull, and can not be defeated by conventional means. If there's only one dragon around, it usually has three or seven heads, and takes the role of the 12 headed dragon as the major antagonist. The naming is most likely result of their Hungarian name (sárkány) denoting two completely different creatures, one being the above described antagonist, while the other being a storm-demon that usually hides in clouds and often takes the form of a giant flying snake, which most likely resulted in the word being applied to western and eastern dragons as well.
* There is also {{Orochi}}, an eastern dragon with eight heads and a body that spanned the length of a mountain range.

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* While calling them "dragons" is more of a result of a naming convention rather than them being the same creatures, Hungarian dragons are very different from both their eastern and western counterparts. They are described as giants with multiple heads. The number of their heads relates to the amount of power they possess as well as several motifs relating to them (the number of towers on their castle, the number of miles distance they can throw their weapons, the number of days it takes for an opponent with equal power to defeat them). They traditionally come in groups of three brothers with three, seven and respectively 12 heads, twelve heads respectively, with the 12 headed twelve-headed brother being the oldest and most powerfull, powerful, and can not be defeated undefeatable by conventional means. If there's only one dragon around, it usually has three or seven heads, and takes the role of the 12 headed twelve-headed dragon as the major antagonist. The naming is most likely result of their Hungarian name (sárkány) denoting two completely different creatures, one being the above described antagonist, giant-like being, while the other being is a storm-demon that usually hides in clouds and often takes the form of a giant flying snake, which most likely resulted in the word being applied to western and eastern dragons as well.
* There is also {{Orochi}}, an eastern dragon with eight heads and a body that spanned the length of a mountain range. It was defeated and slain by the storm god Susano-o after he drugged it into a stupor with milk mixed with sake. The legendary sword ''Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi'', later renamed the ''[[PublicDomainArtifact Kusanagi]]'', was found embedded in the beast's body.
26th Oct '16 4:24:53 PM nombretomado
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** There's much confusion over whether Grendel and/or his mother are dragons, ogres, demons, monstrous humans, [[Film/{{Beowulf 2007}} Angelina Jolie]] or something else entirely. The oldest recorded version names them "children of Cain" and mentions that the sword Beowulf uses to kill Grendel's mother was forged by giants who were related to them. So dragons no, ogres/trolls probably. The lost original was before the Christians came. Parallelisms between ''Beowulf'' and the ''[[Literature/GrettirsSaga Grettirs Saga]]'' strongly suggest that Grendel & his Mom are trolls.

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** There's much confusion over whether Grendel and/or his mother are dragons, ogres, demons, monstrous humans, [[Film/{{Beowulf [[WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf 2007}} Angelina Jolie]] or something else entirely. The oldest recorded version names them "children of Cain" and mentions that the sword Beowulf uses to kill Grendel's mother was forged by giants who were related to them. So dragons no, ogres/trolls probably. The lost original was before the Christians came. Parallelisms between ''Beowulf'' and the ''[[Literature/GrettirsSaga Grettirs Saga]]'' strongly suggest that Grendel & his Mom are trolls.
21st Oct '16 2:01:46 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Mordiford Wyvern was killed by a convict named Carston in exchange for his freedom. Carston hid inside a barrel coated with spikes, and when the dragon tried to eat him, ended up impaling itself on all the spinities. However, its blood trickled in and poisoned Carston to death.

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* The Mordiford Wyvern was killed by a convict named Carston in exchange for his freedom. Carston hid inside a barrel coated with spikes, and when the dragon tried to eat him, it ended up impaling itself on all the spinities.itself. However, its blood trickled in and poisoned Carston to death.
5th Sep '16 10:54:21 AM erforce
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** There's much confusion over whether Grendel and/or his mother are dragons, ogres, demons, monstrous humans, [[Film/{{Beowulf}} Angelina Jolie]] or something else entirely. The oldest recorded version names them "children of Cain" and mentions that the sword Beowulf uses to kill Grendel's mother was forged by giants who were related to them. So dragons no, ogres/trolls probably. The lost original was before the Christians came. Parallelisms between ''Beowulf'' and the ''[[Literature/GrettirsSaga Grettirs Saga]]'' strongly suggest that Grendel & his Mom are trolls.

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** There's much confusion over whether Grendel and/or his mother are dragons, ogres, demons, monstrous humans, [[Film/{{Beowulf}} [[Film/{{Beowulf 2007}} Angelina Jolie]] or something else entirely. The oldest recorded version names them "children of Cain" and mentions that the sword Beowulf uses to kill Grendel's mother was forged by giants who were related to them. So dragons no, ogres/trolls probably. The lost original was before the Christians came. Parallelisms between ''Beowulf'' and the ''[[Literature/GrettirsSaga Grettirs Saga]]'' strongly suggest that Grendel & his Mom are trolls.
9th Feb '16 2:15:50 AM Makhno
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*** And the firedrake shot down by St Gilbert.
9th Feb '16 2:13:38 AM Makhno
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*** ... Except the Hydra-like water dragons of the Celtic Dragon Myth, reconstructed by J. F. Campbell from Highland folk tales.
17th Jan '16 10:44:11 AM MsChibi
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* One of the FourGods, Seiryuu, guardian of the Eastern sky and associated with water (and sometimes war), is a dragon.

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* One of the FourGods, Seiryuu, guardian of the Eastern sky and associated with water (and sometimes war), sky, is a dragon.
17th Jan '16 10:43:40 AM MsChibi
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* One of the FourGods, Seiryuu, guardian of the Eastern sky and associated with water (and sometimes war), is a dragon.
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