Dragon lunch



Tiamat the dragon


In Ancient Babylon, Tiamat is a symbol of the chaos of primordial creation. She is considered the monstrous embodiment of primordial chaos and often identified as a sea serpent or dragon.

She takes on the form of a massive sea dragon and brings forth monsters, including the first dragons, whose bodies are filled with “poison instead of blood”.

She is slain by the storm-god Marduk.

“And the lord stood upon Tiamat’s hinder parts,
And with his merciless club he smashed her skull.
He cut through the channels of her blood,
And he made the North wind bear it away into secret places.”



A lizard-headed diety.


An Ancient Egyptian deity represented as a human with a crocodile head, associated with power, fertility military prowess and healing.

Sobek’s fierceness warded off evil and defended the innocent.

Specialised priests served Sobek as “prophet of the crocodile-gods” or “one who buries of the bodies of the crocodile-gods of the Land of the Lake”.

 The temple at Kom Ombo was called the “house of Sobek”.

Crocodiles are reptiles that belong to the group ‘crocodilians’, large animals with long, lizard-like bodies with short pairs of legs and long snouts, tough, scaly hides and sharp teeth.


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Cracking pace, lovely characterisation and a really rich, visceral and believable reality.
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“You’ve rewritten it? But I liked the last draft! And my younger brother loved it, too.”
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“Correction. “Bloody loved it.””
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…and finding a silver lining amongst the rejection letters…

“We enjoyed your writing…”

“I was intrigued by the concept…and I’ve enjoyed reading. I really feel that you write well …some of your descriptions are lovely!”

(Please add “But…” at the end of these.)

The Progress of Error

By what unseen and unsuspected arts
The serpent Error twines round human hearts;
Tell where she lurks, beneath what flowery shades,
That not a glimpse of genuine light pervades,
The poisonous, black, insinuating worm
Successfully conceals her loathsome form.


William Cowper