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RE: Antrophology and Archeology Thread
(10-02-2017 09:01 PM)YoungBlade Wrote:  Here's a cool (restored) image of a dragon made by pre-columbian native americans.

[Image: Piasa%2BBird%2B2__OTIS.jpg]

The creature is called 'Piasa', and occasionally in English as the 'underwater panther.' Crazy how it looks like a european dragon or the greek manticore.

The image is located in Illinois, and apparently myths about it are present from the great lakes down the mississippi.
How interesting that it is called underwater panther. Currently I'm watching Jordan Peterson's lectures called "Personality and its Transformations", where he makes the argument that dragons personify all that is dangerous and menacing to humans, and so they are present in so many cultures origination myths. What is interesting about the translation of Piasa is that it being "underwater" and a "panther", apart for the dragon-like appearance, is that it ticks Peterson's boxes for being in this category of myth. As far as I know, panthers are one of the most dangerous animals, and if you were to see one, you were almost guaranteed to be dead; and the theme of watery things, and even more if they are "under", is that they are menacing per se, when you are above a huge mass of water you don't know what might come to get you. Really cool find!
10-03-2017 01:44 AM
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