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Rahvin
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Message 116 of 138 (455295)
02-11-2008 7:58 PM
Reply to: Message 112 by DogToDolphin
02-11-2008 7:46 PM


Well, my question was how come ancient cultures depicted dinosaurs-like creatures? If indeed they had not seen any and it was all a myth.

Isn't something worth looking into, even if you are not interested in it. I don't ask you to be interested in the topic if you don't want to.

You know, ancient people can dig up old bones, too. What do you think they'll come up with when they see a T-Rex skull? Maybe make up a fantastical myth to explain it, like everything else they didn't understand about the world?

Aside from that, never having seen anything like Unicorns, Gryphons, or any other mythological creatures never stopped ancient cultures from imagining them. Honestly, how hard is it to come up with a giant freaking lizard?

If the evidence shows that humans and dinosaurs never coexisted, and there is an incredibly easy explanation for "dragon" wall paintings because mythological creatures are present in nearly every culture, reality is fairly obvious.


When you know you're going to wake up in three days, dying is not a sacrifice. It's a painful inconvenience.

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Rahvin
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Message 122 of 138 (455309)
02-11-2008 8:42 PM
Reply to: Message 120 by DogToDolphin
02-11-2008 8:25 PM


Neither are horses, eagles, lions, or the other constituents of such mythological creatures globally resident (or at least were not until we humans brought them around the world).

Reptiles, on the other hand, exist nearly everywhere.

And the "dragons" of each culture are significantly different. They aren't a "worldwide myth" - many cultures simply have myths about large reptiles. The description of those creatures varies so wildly that you may as well also call a centaur and a minotaur the same thing as calling all of the reptiles dragons. They are named as such only due to the immediate reactions of other cultures noting the similarities - that they are all giant reptiles. THere really aren't any further similarities at all.

Ancient people exaggerated and compounded upon the real-life animals they saw around them, or heard about from traveler's tales. Stories were told, and exaggerated, and retold, until we have such fantastical creatures as gryphons and dragons. That's all.


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