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Universal History: Dragons! - with Richard Rohlin


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Universal History: Dragons! - with Richard Rohlin

"In this episode of Universal History with Richard Rohlin, by popular demand, we finally explored the topic of dragons! We discussed the ubiquitous appearance of dragons across history and different cultures, a dragon’s essential characteristics and mythical nature, their connection to snakes, birds, and angels, and the dragon as a hybrid and guardian of paradise. We also discussed the treatment of dragons in Eastern traditions and various languages, as well as in Christianity and even in medical symbolism. Enjoy!


Timestamps: 00:00 - Start 00:15 - Intro music 00:40 - Introducing dragons 08:09 - Dragon Characteristics 12:21 - Why does everyone have a dragon? 15:15 - Evolution: dragons and snakes 18:41 - Not just a snake 21:13 - A guardian of paradise 26:54 - The friendly dragon 27:23 - The dragon's enemy 29:45 - Examples in Indo-European languages 35:06 - Dragon slaying myths 38:54 - But what about Christianity? 43:30 - Christianity's treatment of the dragon 50:58 - Hybrid resilience 54:05 - Medicine 57:50 - Asian dragons 01:05:44 - In Christian iconography 01:08:19 - 3 Parts of the story 01:09:01 - The winged dragon "


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