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    This horribly underrated movie tells a story about London subway workers who accidentally penetrated into an underground cave, and awakened a huge hibernating dragon. The dragon flies out and more dragons begin appearing, multiplying rapidly, causing world-wide destruction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrodwulf123 View Post
    This horribly underrated movie tells a story about London subway workers who accidentally penetrated into an underground cave, and awakened a huge hibernating dragon. The dragon flies out and more dragons begin appearing, multiplying rapidly, causing world-wide destruction.
    I rather liked this movie too, starring Christian Bale and Mathew McConaughey in an unusualy departure for him I think. Ever see a bald Matthew McConaughey? Here's your chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
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    This horribly underrated movie tells a story about London subway workers who accidentally penetrated into an underground cave, and awakened a huge hibernating dragon. The dragon flies out and more dragons begin appearing, multiplying rapidly, causing world-wide destruction.
    I rather liked this movie too, starring Christian Bale and Mathew McConaughey in an unusualy departure for him I think. Ever see a bald Matthew McConaughey? Here's your chance.
    You know, I did some research about those dragon legends, and after noticing that every part of the World has legends about dragons, and almost all of them describe a lizard-like creatures, I'm beginning to wonder what caused all those legends: could it be that these were stories about prehistoric animals who somehow managed to survive long enough to be seen by humans (think of Dodo birds or Aurochs, both of which went extinct during late medieval period due to poaching)?

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    The two main legend sources with which we are most familiar are the Far East and Europe. And we have had stories of dragons from them for hundreds if not thousands of years (especially in China's case). HOwthis mythological creature came to be imagined is something that I think nobody today quite understands. Perhaps it started with the sighintgs of great Monitor lizards or the Komodo dragons on Komodo island, which are certainly descendents of the great dinosaurs of those long ago eons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    The two main legend sources with which we are most familiar are the Far East and Europe.
    Not only Far East and Europe, you also have these dragons (or dragon-like deities):

    Piasa (North America)

    Quetzelcoatl (South America)

    Kikituk (Greenland)

    Wadjet (Egypt and North Africa)

    Rainbow serpent (Australia).

    Aido-Hwedo (South Africa)

    Tiamat/Tiamat's child (Central Asia)

    Makara (India)

    Zmey Gorynych (Russia)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrodwulf123 View Post
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    This horribly underrated movie tells a story about London subway workers who accidentally penetrated into an underground cave, and awakened a huge hibernating dragon. The dragon flies out and more dragons begin appearing, multiplying rapidly, causing world-wide destruction.
    I rather liked this movie too, starring Christian Bale and Mathew McConaughey in an unusualy departure for him I think. Ever see a bald Matthew McConaughey? Here's your chance.
    You know, I did some research about those dragon legends, and after noticing that every part of the World has legends about dragons, and almost all of them describe a lizard-like creatures, I'm beginning to wonder what caused all those legends: could it be that these were stories about prehistoric animals who somehow managed to survive long enough to be seen by humans (think of Dodo birds or Aurochs, both of which went extinct during late medieval period due to poaching)?
    Kind of like flood legends, every culture seems to have one, the dominant thesis on those revolves around flodds from ice dam collapse at the end of lower Dryass glaciation.

    The dragon business probably comes about through an attempt to interperet dinosaur fossils, which are found pretty much everywhere, in the same vein as the Greeks coming up with the titans to explain Pleistocene mammal fossils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchmeat View Post
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    This horribly underrated movie tells a story about London subway workers who accidentally penetrated into an underground cave, and awakened a huge hibernating dragon. The dragon flies out and more dragons begin appearing, multiplying rapidly, causing world-wide destruction.
    I rather liked this movie too, starring Christian Bale and Mathew McConaughey in an unusualy departure for him I think. Ever see a bald Matthew McConaughey? Here's your chance.
    You know, I did some research about those dragon legends, and after noticing that every part of the World has legends about dragons, and almost all of them describe a lizard-like creatures, I'm beginning to wonder what caused all those legends: could it be that these were stories about prehistoric animals who somehow managed to survive long enough to be seen by humans (think of Dodo birds or Aurochs, both of which went extinct during late medieval period due to poaching)?
    Kind of like flood legends, every culture seems to have one, the dominant thesis on those revolves around flodds from ice dam collapse at the end of lower Dryass glaciation.

    The dragon business probably comes about through an attempt to interperet dinosaur fossils, which are found pretty much everywhere, in the same vein as the Greeks coming up with the titans to explain Pleistocene mammal fossils.
    These theories all sound plausible to me - especially the one about the ancients (Greeks and others) interpreting the fossils they'd found as evidence of dragons (or titans, in the Greeks' case). Most legends have some basis in fact, as we've seen time and again.

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