Did dragons die out, and how?
From Sibert, 16, Millville, NJ, USA
Many of us can debate what is the reason as to why dragons died out, but I believe a better topic is: Did dragons die out?
There are many accounts of different dragons, and some of them could be just a bunch of fairytales. Others could actually be true.
Marco Polo reported when he came back from China that the Emperor was raising dragons to pull chariots in his parades. "Why would he say a thing like this?" you might ask. Personally, I believe the Emperor was raising dragons to pull chariots in his parades. In the Chinese records the Emperor assigned a Royal Dragon Feeder.
St. George, who was killed because prejudice people did not like his religion, was a real person who lived during the Middle Ages. He slayed a dragon that was terrorizing a village which its poisonous breath.
The Loch Ness monster, the Lake Champlain monster, Oogo-Pogo, the bat-like creatures and the long-necked animals that natives report seeing in the Amazon, and even the creatures in the Congo's swamp over in Africia could be types of dragons which had managed to survive.
Claiming my right guaranteed in the First Admendment here, in the Christian Bible (NIV), Job 41, there is mentioned a fire-breathing creature known as the leviathan. "His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together; each is so close to the next that no air can pass between. They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted. His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn. Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out. Smoke pours from his as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds. His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth." [Job 41:15-21] That sounds like a dragon to me.
So, did dragons die out? Nope. Don't believe so.
From Krita, 14, Forster, New South Wales, Australia
I dont know how dragons died out, but it would be pretty cool if i had a pet dragon!
From Verdah, 11, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
There are still a few dragons left on Earth. We need to save them from being extinct. They could die from hiding out or from being hunted. Please help think of ideas, there are only 14 left!!!!
From The Mayor, 76, Dragonsville
Thanks for this new discussion, I wonder what other people think about why most of our friends and relations have died out all around the world. Is it really just those nasty knights that used to trouble us, or is there another reason as well?
From Ebonie, 9, Southport, Queensland, Australia
I think that there are only a few dragons that are left because most of them died fighting knights. But there might be some more still out there living happily with there family and friends.