Dragon Legends

Dragons were considered real creatures until relatively recently. They appear in oral stories, art, and literature from cultures around the world and some historians even describe them. Dragons represent the collective, though exaggerated, memory of dinosaurs before that word was invented in 1841 to describe their remains.

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”.

News About Dragon Legends

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?

  • Feb. 10, 2024

    The dragon is the only mythical animal on the Chinese zodiac—or is it?

  • Oct. 28, 2023

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

  • Jan. 21, 2022

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

  • April 23, 2021

    The reality of dragons, dragons in recent history, St. George and the dragon, and the Christian faith St. George lived and died for

  • March 24, 2019 from Answers Magazine

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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 little attention has been paid to such tales until recently.

  • 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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