Dragons are fearsome, terrifying creatures. They’re the stuff of legend and of nightmare. Just like how you always hear about knights going off to fight them & save poor, captured maidens from the evil dragon (keep on with the western understanding, here). They’re serpentine or reptilian; lizard-like really. With giant wings and they breathe fire. Sometimes sulfurous, other times just belching hot and melting anyone who gets into their paths. They’re hell-spawn and should terrify any good person who hears about them.
And yet…really, I can’t picture them that way. Continue reading “Smaug and Dragons”