Why are we so fascinated by these mythological, fire-breathing, mysterious, treasure-hording, cunning, terrifying, monster creatures?
Wait. I think I just answered that question.
But could dragons be real?
Did you know the Bible has a lot to say about dragons?
Isaiah 27: 1 (NASB) says:
“In that day the Lord will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent,
With His fierce and great and mighty sword,
Even Leviathan the twisted serpent;
And He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea..”
Job 41 describes this dragon “creature” as:
- having tough skin
- being very strong
- having scales
- having eyes that glow
- flames coming from his mouth
- smoke coming from his nose
- having no fear
- having a long neck
Now… if that doesn’t sound like a dragon…
The Book of Revelation has some very descriptive words about an enormous red dragon – referred to as Satan or the devil.
Revelation 12:3-17 New International Version (NIV)
“3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth…
7Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down -that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.”
And, Revelations 13:3 says this about the dragon.
The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name…
An interesting article on NeverThirsty.org website has some thought-provoking comments about Isaiah 34:13 (KJV) reference to dragon.
“1 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.”
– ” … we can guess that dragons were extremely territorial and wild creatures, being that God placed them as curses to keep people away. This does not equate them to being evil, though. By that logic, one would need to conclude the other creatures above are also evil – such as the hyena, lion, ostrich, moko, jackal, night-raven, arrow-snake, and falcon. Admittedly, if Lilith is speaking of a demon, then that is bad, but the contextual words seem to indicate a demon is not being spoken of. Dragons are being grouped with common and rare animals of various species, and that would make the dragon yet another real animal and no more, though pretty high on the rarity scale.”
Regardless, whether dragons be real or not, they make for
a great storytelling adventure
C.S. Lewis, Voyage of the Dawntreader, Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, and so on and so on.
What do you think so far? Are dragons merely imagery, mythical creatures, or could they be real?
This unidentified ‘sea-monster’ was found washed ashore on a New Zealand beach.
“… one of a series of photographs taken by YouTube user Elizabeth Anne on the Pukehina beach off the coast of New Zealand.”
By VICTORIA WOOLLASTON |
Read more: dailymail.co.uk
This carcass of some sort of sea creature was found washed up on a remote Russian beach.
SAKHALIN MEDIA SIBERIAN TIMES
“THE remains of a giant sea creature with a bird-like “beak” and fur on its tail have been washed up on a remote Russian beach.”
“One said: “It looks like some mutant sea monster with a beak.”