Dragonlore: From the Archives of the Grey School of Wizardry

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Career Press, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 222 pages
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From time immemorial, dragons have walked and flown in the minds of men. Nearly every culture on Earth has myths of these mighty beings. Anywhere humans have set foot, one can find dragon lore. Even today these majestic creatures captivate and amaze us. They appear in our movies and fantasy novels, and abound in traditional and virtual role-playing games. Dragonlore recounts the stories of dragons from Europe, Asia, and the Americas, from the sea serpents Leviathan and Nessie to Lewis Carroll's Jabberwock. This richly-illustrated book examines dragons in modern culture and the natural world, including the pterodactyl and other saurians, whose fossilized bones were inexplicable and awe-inspiriting discoveries. And don't forget about the Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard alive today. Dragonlore is the first book in a series developed from popular courses taught at the online Grey School of Wizardry.
  

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User Review  - biunicorn - LibraryThing

Oberon Zell Presents Dragonlore: From the Archives of the Grey School of Wizardry by Ash "LeopardDancer" DeKirk When it comes to understanding dragons, this book is an absolute Godsend. I was able to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Phoenix333 - LibraryThing

I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in dragons and their place in history. The first section of the book seems a little more like an appendix to me, but it is an excellent ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
13
1 Dragons of the World
19
Dragons in Asia
22
Chinese Dragons
23
Japanese Dragons
30
Middle Eastern and Asian Dragons
32
Dragons in Europe
37
Dragons of the Americas
47
The Legend of Saint Murrough and Paiste
82
The Gaoliang Bridge
83
The Dragon Pearl
85
The Legend of Pai Lung
87
The Koshi Dragon
89
Kiyos Lesson
90
Marduk and Tiamat
91
The Pearl of Kinabalu
92

Dragons of Africa and Oceania
56
Dragon Myths of the World
63
The Legend of Master Stoorworm
65
Beowulf and the Firedrake
66
Saint Romain and the Gargouille
69
The Lambton Wurm
70
Siegfried and Fafnir
72
Jormungander the Midgard Wurm
74
The Mordiford Wyvern
75
Regulus and the Carthiginian Serpent
76
The Dragon of Poseidon
78
The Bride of the Lindorm King
79
The Wantly Dragon
80
The Legend of Melusine
81
Indra and Vritra
93
The Uktena and the Tlanuhwa
95
Legends
97
Dragons in the Modern Realm
107
Dragons in Film
130
Dragons in Literature
136
Original Dragonlore
143
Dragons in the Natural World
189
Dragons in the Ancient World
191
Dragons in the Modern World
203
Bibliography
209
Index
215
About the Author
223
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Oberon Zell-Ravenheart (1942-) is an elder in the worldwide magickal community, and has worked as a grade school teacher and a family and youth counselor. Through his publication of Green Egg magazine over a period of 30 years, Oberon was instrumental in the founding of the modern Pagan movement, which he so named. In 1970, he had a profound Vision of the Living Earth that he published as an early version of ?The Gaia Thesis.? Oberon is an initiate in several magickal traditions and has been involved in many interfaith projects. He is a thealogian and ritualist, creating and conducting rites of passage, seasonal celebrations, Mystery Initiations, Earth-healings, and other large rituals. Oberon has traveled throughout the world, celebrated solar eclipses at ancient stone circles, raised unicorns, and swum with mermaids in the Coral Sea. He is author of the acclaimed Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, and Headmaster of the online Grey School of Wizardry. Living in Northern California, Oberon also sculpts altar statues of gods and goddesses, and is lifemate to Morning Glory, his beloved Witchy wife of 32 years.

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