Friday, February 3, 2012

Feather Muse Friday DINOSAURS-DRAGONS-LIZARDS



Feather Muse
STUMBLED UPON
" The winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx is often proposed as an intermediate creature between reptiles and birds."
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/science/black-dinosaur-feathers-may-have-helped-archaeopteryx-fly.html
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feathered_dinosaurs
 
SYMPATHETIC EVOLUTION


DRAGONS

"The association of the serpent with a monstrous opponent overcome by a heroic deity has its roots in the mythology of the Ancient Near East, including Canaanite (Hebrew, Ugaritic), Hittite and Mesopotamian. The Chaoskampf motif entered Greek mythology and ultimately Christian mythology, although the serpent motif may already be part of prehistoric Indo-European mythology as well, based on comparative evidence of Indic and Germanic material. It has been speculated that accounts of spitting cobras may be the origin of the myths of fire-breathing dragons."

Above excerpt from the fascinating article here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon


LIZARDS
What's remains of dragons today
not counting the 'Varanus komodoensis'
perhaps this lizard in Wendy's valley:

http://nutshell-wendy.blogspot.com/2012/02/lizard-in-spanish-valley-lizard-does.html



2 comments:

jude said...

and the ones that live in our minds

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

THE ONES THAT LIVE IN YOUR BRAIN, SHOW UP ON YOUR CLOTH ARE BRILLIANT!