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Dragons with feathery wings
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Dragons with feathery wings
chaitea Wrote:I've met a few several otherkin on line who have felt that they were dragons but weren't sure since they view their phantom wings as being feathered. So concerning the feathered sort of dragons, they do exist (kind of, tee hee):

Quote:Amphiptere : Am-fih-teer
PHYSIOLOGY: These are dragons with only wings.

HISTORY: The most famous amphiptere is Quetzalcoatl (kwet-zah-coat-al), the winged and feathered serpent god from Mexican history. Scientists think that the myth of Quetzalcoatl started with a bird, the Quetzal. This bright green bird has tail feathers of over two feet long, and when it flies, the bird looks like a shimmering serpent.
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Quote:Description A serpent with wings. It is said to guard Frankincense trees in Arabia.


Also called Jaculus- a snake which climbs up into trees and flings itself down on other animals that pass by. Pliny, on the Jaculus: "the javelin snake hurls itself from the branches of trees."


In Reality In Madagascar, which is known for its unique species of animals, particularly snakes, there is a snake called the fandrefiala which will fall tail first from a tree like a spear and stab animals the pass underneath according to the local legends.
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There is a bird called a Quetzal that lives in South and Central America. Its tail is bright green and can be up to three feet long. The Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl is a winged serpent in the legends of the Olmec, Mixtec, Toltec, and Aztec cultures.
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Aside from him, there are common legends regarding them in both Americas and northern Africa
I can throw in some more reference books or sites if anyone’s interested.

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2008-01-10 16:30
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Erm... what happened to the rest of the posts?!

Very informative btw. I was recently disappointed by Applegate (again) after reading the Everworld series. It's a great read for anyone who loves mythology of all kinds... but as usual the woman just doesn't know how to end a series. If you do read this (and yes, I'm recommending it despite my anger about the last book and some of the character development and the inconsistency towards the end of the novels...) prepare for some disappointment near the end.
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Glad you liked it.
The rest of the posts are over at OKP version 0. When we first opened up we got a free forum which worked as a temporary start to this place. Since we've moved on to a more fancy location, we've lost most things people didn't copy over from the old spot.

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My favorite kinds of dragons <3 No offense, but these aren't as overdone (from what I've seen) as the asian or typical western scaley ones are.
2008-11-12 0:46
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Those are neat sites and posts.

(What about the ones who're kind of leathery--like the leg-less lizard, whitefox? lol)

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Shangrila Wrote:Those are neat sites and posts.

(What about the ones who're kind of leathery--like the leg-less lizard, whitefox? lol)

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Leg-less lizard? Do you mean a naga or...what? You'll have to link me to something ^^;
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Shangrila Wrote:Those are neat sites and posts.

(What about the ones who're kind of leathery--like the leg-less lizard, whitefox? lol)

--Shang

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there is the the Guivre (though most are dipicted without wings also)
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my favorite Guivre story can be found here ^

I can dig up some more if it's examples you want. but you might have to wait on links to fit them if so
There aren't too many, though. Most dragons are usually one or the other with being wing or legless, not often both.

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Shangrila Wrote:Those are neat sites and posts.

(What about the ones who're kind of leathery--like the leg-less lizard, whitefox? lol)

--Shang

Leg-less lizard? Do you mean a naga or...what? You'll have to link me to something ^^;

no...the REAL leg-less lizard *searches* http://www.jcu.edu.au/school/tbiol/zoolo...t/burt.jpg

dragons like that, but with wings and feet--I can never find a good picture for that, but I'll try.

Found it! http://www.flickr.com/photos/8263756@N05/497738273/

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Lovely snake picture, such gorgeous animals...

and no, I don't have issues with leathery skin, though hhey don't look that different from scaled dragons.
2008-11-14 4:08
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WhiteFox Wrote:Lovely snake picture, such gorgeous animals...

and no, I don't have issues with leathery skin, though hhey don't look that different from scaled dragons.

lol! They're smooth and fluid like, though, lol.

I like feathery wings, myself, just because they're really soft.

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