K.B. Black
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A hundred words

Short bits on mythology, writing or miscellaneous posts to start your day right

Dragons - An introduction

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The not-so-lovely statue located on Ljubljana’s Dragon Bridge, a representation of the mythological dragon-guardian of the golden fleece, an artifact of divine origin sought after by Jason and the Argonauts.

The not-so-lovely statue located on Ljubljana’s Dragon Bridge, a representation of the mythological dragon-guardian of the golden fleece, an artifact of divine origin sought after by Jason and the Argonauts.

Usually, the being has a serpentine form, and wields a whole arsenal of formidable weapons, which we will examine over the next hundred words posts.

Matched by the danger they present, is only their willingness to perform evil. They are sinister, cunning, most often demanding. As is easily understood, it is common (if not archetypal) for them, to be the mythological villain.

The dragon stands for our baser instincts, or the brutal overlord of the primordial state that comes before the enlightened reign of Good, whose avatar is the hero-saint who slays the serpent, ending the horror and saving all.