Dragon Legends: Fact or Fiction?

on April 27, 2023

As you walk through the Creation Museum’s portico, you can learn about dragon legends from all over the world and how they support what we read in the Bible.

Dragon Legends Around the Globe

Cultures from all over the globe have dragon legends. Epic battles between gallant knights and fierce dragons are rather common, and the descriptions of these beasts are often very similar to those of dinosaurs.

Dragon Legends Exhibit

Of course, ancient people would not have called them “dinosaurs” since that word was coined in 1841. Carvings and cave paintings of these monsters have been discovered. Some of these dragon legends contain mythical elements, while others likely lost all the true details and retain nothing more than tall tales. But in many cases, the dragons were viewed as real animals. Do some of these dragon legends actually speak of dinosaurs?

In the Bible, God told Job about two creatures that could be considered dragons: the Behemoth and the Leviathan. Some Christians suggest these are mythical monsters, but the mention of Behemoth and Leviathan in the book of Job follows the descriptions of about a dozen real animals. Furthermore, why would God tell Job to consider two beasts that did not even exist?

Dragon Legends Exhibit

It is possible that some of these historical texts that recorded dragons and were passed down through legends actually speak of dinosaurs.

Start planning your visit to the Creation Museum today, and explore a variety of these dragon legends as you enter the museum’s portico.