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Dragons and Man

Many dragon legends such as what we find outside the Bible could be embellished, but the basic characteristics of dragons can be found in known creatures. Biblical creationists are not surprised by artifacts depicting dragons or the worldwide accounts of dragons living among men—that idea is consistent with the Bible.

Dinosaurs and Dragons

Some versions of the Bible include numerous mentions of “dragons” (although other versions use different words), and most cultures have legends of dragon encounters. What’s more, these stories of dragons portray them as creatures quite like dinosaurs.

Dragons Not As Mythical As Once Thought

Creationists are seeing increasing success in convincing the public that dinosaurs did not die out 65 million years ago and were actually contemporaneous with humans. A Popular Science article suggests that dragons are not necessarily mythological but have a biology based in the “real world”.

Articles About Dragon Legends

  • Cultures around the world have legends of great beasts called dragons. Are these merely mythological creatures, or are these legends founded on real history?

  • Oct. 16, 2014

    Some animals are reported to be living but have no confirmed existence. How should Christians understand these unverified animals within a biblical worldview?

  • July 14, 2013 from Answers Magazine

    Like many other countries around the world, there is evidence that dragons had something to do with Peru’s past.

  • Oct. 1, 2011 from Answers Magazine

    Dragons appear again and again in the records of cultures around the world, as well as in their art and pottery.

  • Magazine Department Article
    Slaying the Dragon Myth
    Dec. 27, 2010 from Answers Magazine

    Creationists are seeing increasing success in convincing the public that dinosaurs did not die out 65 million years ago and were actually contemporaneous with humans.

  • Did Dragons Exist?
    Aug. 7, 2010

    Did dragons ever exist? Or is that idea too ridiculous for “real” science?

  • One Dead Bigfoot, Six Teeth, One Big Hoax
    Aug. 19, 2008

    Bigfoot has been found—or so claim two men who say they have found the dead body of a Sasquatch.

  • Calvin’s Dragons!
    July 1, 2008

    Right under my nose was a fascinating find—in a book in my office that I overlooked for years.

  • Magazine Article
    T- Rex
    June 1, 2002, pp. 56–57

    To the chagrin of evolutionary/long-age believers, there is a mass of historical evidence that people and dinosaurs (called ‘dragons’ in ancient times) lived together.

  • Magazine Article
    Thunderbirds
    March 1, 2002, pp. 28–32
  • Magazine Article
    Dragons: animals ... not apparitions
    June 1, 2000, pp. 14–16

    A most interesting essay by one of the last of the church fathers, titled 'On Dragons and Ghosts', was very recently translated for the first time and published in Moscow.

  • Magazine Article
    Sea Monsters … More than a Legend?
    Sept. 1, 1997, pp. 38–42

    Reports of unknown monsters of the deep have been a part of sea lore for hundreds of years, but very little attention has been paid to such tales until recent years.

  • Magazine Article
    Nessie’s Kin?
    Sept. 1, 1996, pp. 18–19

    A strange sea creature, said to resemble the Loch Ness Monster, has been reported off the coast of Cornwall in south-west England according to London’s Daily Mail.

  • Magazine Article
    Bunyips and Dinosaurs
    March 1, 1993, pp. 51–52

    Australian Aborigines have long spoken of a frightening legendary creature they call a bunyip.

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