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Old Jun 19 2017, 12:03 AM   #4241
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Yesterday I went to a dragon festival. The people that helped put it on compare fossils and dragon folk lore around the word.

There were some plant fossils that looked like dragon scales. I'll post pictures if I can get some to up load.

There was also a Chinese dragon dance and a fire dancer.
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Sounds like fun. Here they make a big deal about Chinese New Year and we had a street parade along the waterfront with dragon dancers and then a concert at night with them glowing under blacklight. I tried to take photos but all I got was vividly coloured blurs.
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Old Jun 20 2017, 11:56 AM   #4243
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Seeing the fossils and compering them to the folk lore makes you wonder. When does history becomes myth?
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That's a very good question, Maw. It also works the other way around - when does myth become history?

The usual answer is that it becomes history when it is written down - but there's no guarantee that what was written down wasn't a legend in the first place.
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Are dragons a folk memory of Pterodactyls?
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Are dragons a folk memory of Pterodactyls?
I doubt it, because they died out millions of years before the first hominids.
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