Dragons and dinosaurs.

M.S. Islam

Ad Honorem
Jul 2012
3,333
Dhaka
Dragons exist both in European and Asian mythologies. And from my understanding, they do independently from each other.
Were these creatures inspired by dinosaur excavations?
They most likely started out as imaginary monsters in bedtime stories.
 
Aug 2013
169
Finland
They most likely started out as imaginary monsters in bedtime stories.
I can well imagine some stone age tribal story telling around the fire being the real origin of many mythological story elements, including dragon-like creatures. Perhaps there are cave paintings or similar art that would show dragon or serpent like creatures from a really early period?