Friday Snippet #52

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!

Picture by Grantscharoff via Wikimedia Commons

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!


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