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.”
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”.
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.
Come not between the dragon and his wrath.
“…a dwelling for dragons and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it.”
“Just finished Thumbs and…headline is I absolutely loved it!
Cracking pace, lovely characterisation and a really rich, visceral and believable reality.
A right page turner, and an immersive and involving world. Lovely job! “
Dan Parkinson – Brand Strategist, London
“Well done. Its such a great story well written.”
Debbie – Education & Literacy Consultant, West Sussex.
“You’ve rewritten it? But I liked the last draft! And my younger brother loved it, too.”
Sam – Creative Director, New York.
“Correction. “Bloody loved it.””
James – IT Consultant, London
…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.)
“What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters.
Ant swarming City
City full of dreams
Where in broad day the specter tugs your sleeve”
“The Seraphim…have six wings, two to cover their eyes, two to cover their feet, two to fly with.
Interesting thing is, the word “seraphim” means literally “fiery serpent”. Sounds to me like dragons.
So the seraphim are not some “angelic” human beings..they are huge, fiery, six-winged dragons.”
Source: Thanks to micahredding.com/blog
Just been on a storytelling course, so lots of ideas for giving Thumbs that little extra bit of edge and magic.
And, as far as I can tell, dragons are still reasonably popular, so that’s good.
Curse of the Demon Columbia Pictures 1957
Alien: Ridley Scott / 20th Century-Fox