Jesus the DragonSorry, no link. This was an old post on GLP. - Drac.
The concept of Dragons in Celtic “mythology“ comes directly from the Holy Crocodile, Messeh, from the ancient Egyptians. The Pharaohs were anointed with crocodile fat, and attained the strength of Messeh. The image of Messeh evolved to become a Dragon, which became the emblem of kingship. (The word Messeh comes from “Messiah“ that means to "anoint")...MSSH...no vowels in Hebrew,,, Also Messeh, the holy crocodile, evolved into what we know as Sobek in Egypt (crocodile god, son of Neith) and Suchos in Greek...
Tiamat was a Babylonian Dragon being personification of the sea mainly (salt water), and portrayed as the mother of all Dragons and daughter of Chaos; she appears in the creation myth, Enuma Elish:: Tiamat lived in the primordial chaos that existed before the creation of the world. She mingled with Apsu (a personification of fresh/sweet water), and the first generation of gods was born.
One of these gods, Enki or Ea, killed Apsu. Tiamat wanted to avenge Apsu by destroying the gods. She gathered an army of monsters and 11 Dragons. The older gods were so terrified when they saw Tiamat, and her army,that they accepted the offer of the young god Marduk. He offered to kill Tiamat on the condition that his supremacy was recognized. Marduk killed Tiamat in battle and used her body to make the universe. He used the blood of Kingu, leader of Tiamat“s army and her second husband, to make mankind.
Dragons can be divided into 5 categories based on their location and appearance (draconis teutonica, draconis galli, draconis albionensis, draconis bipedes, draconis cappadociae and draconis sinoensis), some based on the elements (draco flamma, draco glacies, draco terra, among others), and some based on their colors. In some cultures (such as Chinese) is also mentioned about celestial-heaven Dragons.
The Royal Court Of The Dragon (I say this from *personal* knowledge) was established in Egypt in 2170 B.C. under Ankhfnkhonsu, and more formally by Queen Sobeknefru in 1783 B.C. to provide an institution for the pursuit of the work of the Dragon of al-Khem otherwise known as Thoth or Hermes. From al-Khem we have alchemy, the "Great Work" of the Dragon. The most famous books attributed to him are "The Emerald Tablets" and "The Pymander." Part of the Emerald Tablets of Thoth talks about reptiles, specifically shape shifters. Reptilians were/are able to shape-shift between the forms of Humans and Dragons and so forth... In the Babylonian myth the first Dragon was Yaldabaoth, although is also called Tiamat. "... so Yaldabaoth grown up and made some more like her: Nagamat, Kaliyat, Orkus, Tarasque and Serpens among others..."
***Bottom line...all you “serpent-haters“ who "slander" dragons...worship one called jesus***