Everyone loves dragons and there’s more than enough lore and
facts legends around. Over the next three Fridays I’ll share with you some interesting tidbits!
Did you know that…
- it’s still unclear when/where dragon stories first started but they could be from over 7000 years ago?
- the origin for the word “dragon” is ancient Greek’s δράκων (drákōn), which means serpent or water-snake, and is closely related to the word δρακεῖν (drakeîn), which means to stare?
- the Finnish word for dragon is “lohikäärme,” which literally translates to “salmon snake”?
- only one historical map, the Hunt-Lenox Globe, uses the phrase “HC SVNT DRACONES” or “here are dragons” (and this map is said to be a cast of an older map engraved on an ostrich egg)?
Don’t forget the giveaway I’m running!