On dragons

After watching Game of Thrones, dragons have been on my mind.  It’s really interesting how so many different cultures have dragons in their art or mythology.  They share many of the same features too!  Makes you wonder what animal they were basing their respective creatures on.  Here’s a few I found on the internet!


Dragon on medieval tapestry



Japanese dragon


Drachenbrunnen in Schleiz

Dragon fountain in Schleiz

 Images from Wikimedia Commons:

By Nordisk familjebok – Nordisk familjebok (1907), vol.6, p.816 [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=920625
By Chris 73 / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=600293
By Doris Antony, Berlin – Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28553292