Here are a couple of interesting facts about dragons!
More can be found from Friday Snippet #52.
Did you know that…
- most dragon myths/legends describe them as giant snakes with two or no legs?
- dragon bones and teeth were used as remedies in eastern medicine (though later these were discovered to be bones and teeth of other mammals)?
- the number of toes on a dragon matters – for example in 14th century China the common people were forbidden to wear motifs of five-toed dragons since they were reserved for imperial nobility?
- the constellation Draco has been used to describe a whole number of dragon myths and one of its stars, Thuban, used to be the polar star more than 4,000 years ago?
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