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June 23, 2007 

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Q: Were dragons just mythical creatures?

A: We’ve all heard of dragon legends—they’ve been collected for generations from different cultures all around the world. Many have thought these are just mythical stories, but the evidence suggests that dragons were real creatures.

Think about this: why do we find Flood legends from cultures around the world? The secular world claims it’s because people down through the ages have seen floods. But many of these flood legends have several elements similar to the account of Noah’s Flood in the Bible. The flood legends are really changed accounts of the original—the one recorded in the Bible—handed down through the ages.

In a similar way, dragon legends are based on encounters with real animals—most likely dinosaurs (a word that had not been coined yet). The legends have likely been somewhat embellished over generations, but they probably refer to real animals that today we call “dinosaurs.” And according to the Bible, dinosaurs once lived in the Garden of Eden—alongside Adam and Eve.

For more information, see Dinosaurs and dragons: stamping on the legends.

Recommended resources:

After the Flood
After the Flood
The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible
The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible
The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved!
The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved!
What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?
What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?

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This week on

June 16: News to Note, June 16, 2007
June 18: Creation Museum already celebrates an anniversary
June 19: Renowned “rock doctor” added to AiG’s research team
June 20: Do the Genesis Genealogies Contain Gaps?
June 21: War of the Worldviews, chapter 7: Where did the idea of “millions of years” come from?
June 22: Feedback: Noah, a global Flood, and the case against racism

Correction: Please note that last week’s Answers Update contained an incorrect list of articles. Here is the corrected version:

June 9: News to Note, June 9, 2007
June 11: Raves and one raving
June 11: Creationists accused of Nazism by fellow Christian
June 12: American patriotic award goes to an Aussie
June 13: A Critique of the Framework Interpretation of the Creation Account (Part 2 of 2)
June 14: War of the Worldviews, chapter 6: Does the big bang fit with the Bible?
June 14: Science or the Bible?
June 15: Feedback: A reader challenges our claim of a logical, God-created universe
June 15: Another feathered dinosaur?


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