A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths from many cultures. According to our history books, there are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan, Korea and other East Asian countries.
But how can two groups of people separated by tens of thousands of miles dream up a ‘non-existed’ creature with the same look and features? Dragons appear in Wales, England, Greek, Slavic, Indian, Persian, Jewish, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Australia and let us not forget (like the history books) the Aztec and Mayan cultures - which actually places dragons on three continents.
So how did this myth spread throughout the world and what does this tell us about the ancient world and its population?