The Dragon - Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton (Famous Players) - Edmonton, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 53° 31.406 W 113° 37.640
12U E 325836 N 5933712
Quick Description: This dragon resides in the Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton (Famous Players) in West Edmonton Mall. He puts on quite the show breathing fire at anyone who comes to this theatre in Edmonton, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 9/19/2008 9:40:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM4QD7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 16

Long Description:
If you go into the theatre, and you don't need a ticket, go to the toop of the stairs where the photos for this waymark were taken...when the fire comes you WILL sweat.

The Dragon is a legendary creature of which some interpretation or depiction appears in almost every culture worldwide. The physical description and supposed abilities of the creature vary immensely according to the different cultures in which it appears. However, the unifying feature of almost all interpretations is it being a serpentine or otherwise reptilian monster (or at least possessing a serpentine/reptilian part or trait), and often possessing magical or spiritual qualities.

Dragons may be mental representations of natural human fears of snakes, wildcats, birds of prey, as well as teeth, claws, size, and even venom blending with fear of wildfire.

Others believe that the dragon may have had a real counterpart from which the various legends arose — typically dinosaurs or other archosaurs are mentioned as a possibility — but there is no physical evidence to support this claim, only alleged sightings collected by cryptozoologists. Loren Coleman argues that monitor lizards were the basis of some dragon tales and that the breath of the dragon is the fantastic imagery of the steam from the warm Montane Valley monitors emerging from a body of water into the cold air of some Asian locations.

Dinosaur and mammalian fossils were occasionally mistaken for the bones of dragons and other mythological creatures — for example, a discovery in 300 BC in Wucheng, Sichuan, China, was labeled as such by Chang Qu.

(with text from Wikipedia: (visit link)

Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: The ancient greeks through to the biblical works of Job

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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