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Hexen109 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Oooh I see. So it resembles the Chinese dragons a little... wonder if all those draconic myths from Middle Ages are tied...
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KTechnicolour Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe O: who knows.
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Hexen109 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
I want to know! Know what? Gonna look for literature about it.
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KTechnicolour Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Go for it!
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Hexen109 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
I don't tend to use Wikipedia for serious research but I have to admit, there is an amazing article there that gathered a bunch of working online sources that relate the usage of dragons in myths along the years and from that the conclusion I took was that the original mythos of dragons came from the Middle East where the term dragon was used to refer to giant serpents. It travelled outward and got a more religious theme with the years, being used in the Bible to describe early images of Satan (or Leviathan) and was also used in Greek epics and later in bardic poetry where the image of the dragon started to gather characteristics such as wins, legs and magical powers. In the East, dragons are still seen as giant serpents though, and are living representations of wisdom and the raw forces of nature such as storms and volcanos, and since the image of the Dragon only started to gather different elements in Europe during the Middle Ages I think the Linnorm here comes from a very early tale about dragons that likely traveled through Europe most likely after the Roman Empire fell and the barbaric cultures started to agregate some of the Greek-Roman values... I could be wrong though, I dodn't spend more than one or two hours reading raw references --. But yeah... dragons... they are a thing that happens...
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KTechnicolour Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That's a lot of research~
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Hexen109 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
It might be poorly funded though since dates are not very clear and before the Tale of Gilgamesh time starts tobecome a wibly wobly timey wimey stuff.
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KTechnicolour Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooeer
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Dr-duncan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
woow dis is beautiful
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KTechnicolour Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks ^_^
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