I asked the question because they are mentioned in nearly every culture and many societies and civilizations were so far apart that there’s no way for them to know what the other was doing. There was no modern methods of communication back then, so how did they all come up with variation of the same animal?
Dragons, behemoths and even unicorns are mentioned in the bible and other ancient texts. So…did these creatures ever actual exist and became extinct far later than scientist say? The Book of Daniel talks about an young dragon. Daniel wrote of it as being more or less, simply an animal. There was nothing mystical about it.
Records of pterosaur-like animals living close by mankind. The mention of its existence frequently come up and have done so since the beginning of human history. Herodotus, a Greek historian, expounded of “winged serpents” living in Arabia in the fifth century before Christ.
The Bible portrays ‘fiery flying serpents’ in the book of Isaiah, living in the desert with camels and men.
Numerous reports of pterosaurs still alive in present day are recorded in Africa and India. Reports of the flying dinosaurs are said be nighttime creatures, and have a bioluminescent element. Are these the ‘fiery flying serpents’ portrayed in the book of Isaiah.
There are accounts of a flying reptile the locals call “Kongamato”, an animal regularly [speculated to be] found in the wildernesses of South Africa.
I’m not declaring any of the creatures once did or didn’t exist. I’m saying that there had to have been something the ancients based their images upon or they had some really wild super active imaginations.
It’s possible. Things like one horned goats, whales and fanged deer are real.