18 March 2024 – Dragons

By | March 24, 2024

In the session we continued Dragons.

We looked at folklore stories and legends from various parts of the country concerning dragons and their preferred habitat of woods, pools, wells, and hills. We considered the theory that originally the dragons could have been pagan gods or spirits that were venerated at these various natural sacred places. On a similar theme, the many encounters recorded between the dragons and the saints could represent a battle between Christianity and paganism.

We also traced the links between the dragons and Norse and Celtic myths, and suggested a possible link to earlier cycle of the seasons and creation mythology, with the dragon representing winter, or an original chaos and anti-universe force.

Last Updated on March 24, 2024