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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.
29th Dec '15 12:36:24 AM 082122712641
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* Níðhöggr from Myth/NorseMythology gnaws on the roots of [[WorldTree Yggdrasil]], waiting to be freed and wreak destruction come [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarök]].

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* Níðhöggr from Myth/NorseMythology gnaws chews on the roots of [[WorldTree Yggdrasil]], waiting to be freed Yggdrasill]] and wreak destruction come devour human corpses (not living humans though). It is also [[SerpentOfImmortality one of the few beings that will survive]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarök]].
29th Dec '15 12:32:07 AM 082122712641
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* In Abrahamic Mythology, the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Seraphim]] are occasionally described as serpent or dragon-like, when not being six winged {{Humanoid Abomination}}s.
* ''Literature/TheBible'':
** One interpretation of The Serpent in Eden before he was forced to crawl on his belly. What would you call a walking, talking snake that's at least as intelligent as humans?
** The books of Job, Psalms, and Isaiah describe the Leviathan, a creature covered in air-tight sword/spear/arrow-proof scales, wielding [[BreathWeapon fire breath]], and with the ability to [[SuperStrength snap iron like it was straw]]. These same books also refer to the Rahab (or the Rehab, depending on the translation), which is a fugitive dragon from the sea.
** {{Satan}} is described as a red dragon with seven heads, ten horns and seven crowns in the Biblical [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Book of Revelation]]. His tail knocks a third of the stars out of the sky, and he spews a river from one of his mouths. It's unknown whether this is his true form or not though.
* Then there was that thing that Daniel killed. The legend is he killed a dragon without a weapon, by making it swallow a ball of pitch, tallow, and other flammable substances.



* In Abrahamic Mythology, the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent seraphim]] are occasionally described as serpent or dragon like, when not being six winged humanoids.



* {{Satan}} is described as a red dragon with seven heads, ten horns and seven crowns in the Biblical [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Book of Revelation]]. His tail knocks a third of the stars out of the sky, and he spews a river from his mouths.
* ''Literature/TheBible'': The books of Job, Psalms, and Isaiah]] describe the Leviathan, a creature covered in air-tight sword/spear/arrow-proof scales, wielding [[BreathWeapon fire breath]], and with the ability to [[SuperStrength snap iron like it was straw]].
** In Job, it's mostly a reference to a crocodile. In Psalm 104, however, the term "Leviathan" refers to the dolphin (though, not so much in other Psalms). These same books also refer to the Rahab (or the Rehab, depending on the translation), which is a fugitive dragon from the sea.
** There has been much discussion on the identity of leviathan. Some would say its a purely mythological beast, and others would say its a surviving prehistoric marine reptile, like a pliosaur, or mosasaur, or perhaps one of the extinct crocodiles. And most credible authorities simply point out it's a heraldic depiction of the Nile Crocodile (which itself was depicted with dragon-like traits like a fire breath).
** These books mention the Leviathan and the Rahab in reference to a mythological sea monster which is said by some to symbolize primeval chaos. The Canaanite creation story describes their storm-god's victory over the Sea and it's allies, such as Lothan (their name for the Leviathan) and the dragons. In the Hebrew creation story, the creatures of the sea are not enemies of God to be fought with and hold victory over, but are God's creations awaiting His victorious command. In Hebrew literature, the sea is equated with the Gentiles, while the land is an idiom for the Israelites, themselves. In Isaiah 30, it is made clear that the Rahab is also a reference to Egypt.\\\
In the Book of Numbers, when the Israelites were in Negeb, they complained to God about their lack of food and water, and how tired they were of the manna. So, the LORD allowed the saraph serpents, which was a Hebrew name for an Egyptian snake, to attack the people [[note]]Yes, the term "saraph" (or seraph) is the same that is used for the highest choir of angels[[/note]]. The term "saraph", meaning "the fiery ones" probably came from the burning sensation that the poison caused. In Isaiah 30, Egypt, in the area of Negeb, is referred to as the land "of the viper and flying saraph"[[note]]also translated as basilisk or fiery serpent[[/note]]. The author then goes on to call Egypt "Rahab quelled"[[note]]or something similar, depending on the translation[[/note]]. So, apparently, there were dragons (of a sort) in Egypt, or at least in the northwestern part of the country. Then again, it might also be a reference to the other religious beliefs of the area, as these serpents were a symbol of fertility in those other religions.
** Then there was that thing that Daniel killed. The legend is he killed a dragon without a weapon, by making it swallow a ball of pitch, tallow, and other flammable substances.
* One interpretation of The Serpent in the Garden of Eden before he was forced to crawl on his belly. What would you call a walking, talking snake that's at least as intelligent as humans?
21st Nov '15 12:24:14 PM nombretomado
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** A particularly well-known individual and recurring villain from RussianMythologyAndTales is Zmey Gorynych, the three-headed dragon. Modern defanged depictions tend to make him an IneffectualSympatheticVillain by making the heads never agree on anything and constantly argue.

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** A particularly well-known individual and recurring villain from RussianMythologyAndTales Myth/RussianMythologyAndTales is Zmey Gorynych, the three-headed dragon. Modern defanged depictions tend to make him an IneffectualSympatheticVillain by making the heads never agree on anything and constantly argue.
3rd Oct '15 6:48:29 PM jormis29
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* There is a surprisingly large amount of dragon tales in Pennsylvania Dutch folklore with many described as 'fiery serpents'. Connecting back in to similar tales from NorseMythology, many of them are supposed to be humans (either hated local misers or a pair of lovers), transformed into draconic form after death.

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* There is a surprisingly large amount of dragon tales in Pennsylvania Dutch folklore with many described as 'fiery serpents'. Connecting back in to similar tales from NorseMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, many of them are supposed to be humans (either hated local misers or a pair of lovers), transformed into draconic form after death.
28th Sep '15 9:16:40 PM Ardashir
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* There is a surprisingly large amount of dragon tales in Pennsylvania Dutch folklore with many described as 'fiery serpents'. Connecting back in to similar tales from NorseMythology, many of them are supposed to be humans (either hated local misers or a pair of lovers), transformed into draconic form after death.
19th Sep '15 6:09:19 PM jormis29
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* The Jersey Devil is sometimes described as a dragon. It's a vaguely humanoid creature with a [[MixAndMatchCritters snake's tail, a kangaroo's body, a cow's hooves, and a horse's head. It may or may not have fur.]]

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* The Jersey Devil TheJerseyDevil is sometimes described as a dragon. It's a vaguely humanoid creature with a [[MixAndMatchCritters snake's tail, a kangaroo's body, a cow's hooves, and a horse's head. It may or may not have fur.]]
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