Dragons are actual mottos of fantasy and ancient mythology and are loved by fantasy fans all over the world. However, the recognition of its origin and the reason for its origin isn’t recognized by many. Today, I’d like to talk about the origin of dragon mythology and its relationship with the human-dinosaur coexistence theory.

The first depictions of dragons date back to ancient Greece. The Greeks depicted dragons as huge, four-legged, horned creatures that would attack humans. These are a form of the European dragon, while the Asian dragon was first depicted in China, after the Greeks. Asian dragons would be depicted as wise creatures related to the seas and rivers, even in some regions being depicted as godly. The origins of these dragons are most likely to have been dinosaurs. After encountering dinosaurs or dinosaur fossils many would have thought of this as a new kind of creature: a dragon.

This then links with the human-dinosaur coexistence theory. Much evidence lays upon the human-dinosaur coexistence theory, such as a section of the Nile mosaic of Palestrina or the Dawyon County Triceratops fossil, which had a fossil age of 33,500 yrs. Mostly, dinosaurs should have fossil ages of at least up to 65 million yrs. However, this fossil has an age considerably clashing with the first appearance of homo sapiens. Plus, if we look upon the alleged cretaceous human hand fossil found in 1999, we already have considerable evidence.

It is said that the Europeans and the Middle Easterners would have likely encountered theropods or carnivore dinosaurs, leading to the depiction of them as 2 or 4 legged monstrous creatures, as they would likely harm crops and livestock and destroy villages. However, the Asian depiction of dinosaurs would have likely been depicted after Plesiosaurs (marine dinosaurs) or Pterosaurs (flying dinosaurs), who did not cause harm to humans. Plus, the reason for the relationship between Asian dragons and the sea and sky would be due to the thinking that Plesiosaurs would be responsible for the rain, which was important as in Asia, crops were the main food source for people. Plus, if we consider that Pterosaurs went high up into the mountains to avoid the rain or harsh weather, these simple acts of Pterosaurs are most likely to have been seen as responsible for the weather or as providing a warning for the weather.                  

Like this, every myth or character has an origin, and every single depiction of this has a meaning or a reason. Not only do dragons have these special origins, but other mythical creatures have origins that explain every simple act or depiction. All in all, this was my article about the origin of dragon mythology, and its relationship with the human-dinosaur coexistence theory.