Dinosaur History with Humans – Historic Accounts of Dinosaurs
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Definition of Dinosaurs & Dragons
The word Dinosaurs did not exist until the mid 1800’s, before the 1800’s people knew Dinosaurs as Dragons, and evidence of this is littered all through dinosaur history.
Before the word dinosaur was invented, people referred to these large reptiles as Dragons. Not only in literature but all throughout the world, every known writing and culture referred to and depicted many species of Dinosaurs as we know them today, but always referred to them as Dragons, accounting for dinosaur history.
Ancient world cultures describe all these creatures as Dragons; it was not until much later that the word Dinosaur (which means ‘Terrible Lizard’) was even invented.
Looking in dictionaries from 1800’s you will see the word dinosaur didn’t even exist, until the late 1800’s. We can take ancient descriptions of dragons, even written down in ancient historical references, and match them up to fossils of dinosaurs we find today.
Etymology – Dinosaur
The word “dinosaur” was invented by Sir Richard Owen in 1841.
American Dictionary 1891:
The Word Dinosaur didn’t even exist before the 1840’s; even in 1891 the word dinosaur was still not in the American dictionary.
In the early 1900’s dictionaries, the definition at this time still didn’t imply them as mythical creatures.
Emphasis on the fact that the dictionary of this time frame referred to them as “NOW RARE.”
Historic Records and Legends
References in the Bible
There are many passages in the Bible that refers to Dragons (Dinosaurs), referring to different kinds of Dinosaurs that lived throughout the ancient world and dinosaur history.
Dragons are mentioned 34 times in the Bible
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.- Psa_91:13
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.- Jer_51:34
Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.- Eze_29:3
Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.- Deu_32:33
I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.- Job_30:29
Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.- Psa_44:19
Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.- Psa_74:13
Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:- Psa_148:7
And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.- Isa_13:22
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.- Isa_34:13
And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.- Isa_35:7
The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.- Isa_43:20
And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.- Jer_9:11
Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.- Jer_10:22
And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.- Jer_14:6
And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it.- Jer_49:33
And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.- Jer_51:37
Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.- Mic_1:8
And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.- Mal_1:3– Various Bible Passages
There are two additional passages in the bible that give a very detailed description about dragons, what they looked like, their terror and their description.
The The Behemoth – A Sauropod Dinoaur
List of attributes that fits the description of a Sauropod Dinosaur (like a Brachiosaurus)
15 he eateth grass as an ox.
16 Lo now, his strength [is] in his loins, and his force [is] in the navel of his belly.
17 He moveth his tail like a cedar:
the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
18 His bones [are as] strong pieces of brass;
his bones [are] like bars of iron.
19 He [is] the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his
sword to approach [unto him].
20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, …
21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
22 The shady trees cover him [with] their shadow; the willows of the brook
compass him about.
23 Behold, he drinketh up a river…
he trusteth that he
can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
24 He taketh it with his eyes:
[his] nose pierceth through snares.
The Leviathan – The Sea Serpent
In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.- Isa_27:1
Job 41 – Description of the Leviathans Attributes
- 1 Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope? 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
- 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words?
- 4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life?
- 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
- 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
- 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
- 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
- 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.
- 10 No-one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
- 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
- 12 I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
- 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
- 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
- 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
- 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
- 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
- 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
- 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out. Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
- 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
- 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
- 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable
- 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
- 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
- 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
- 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
- 28 Arrows do not make him flee, sling stones are like chaff to him.
- 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw, he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
- 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing-sledge.
- 31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling cauldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment
- .32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair.
- 33 Nothing on earth is his equal— a creature without fear.
- 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud
There are many indications throughout human history, art, literature and social traditions pointing to mankind’s encounters with ancient dragons (dinosaurs).
The detailed descriptions of these dragons, in historic cultures, point to the exact replicas paleontologists have reconstructed from the remains of many different types of dinosaurs. The exact fossil reconstructions confirm that historic account accurately describe the anatomy of many dinosaur species.
These legends are known all around in independent locations.
Independent verification is a scientific method that compares unrelated or separate subjects that point to the same types of results to affirm a theory.
We confirm independent verification of dinosaurs throughout all of the worlds ancient cultures, which in ancient times, where known as dragons.
The story of Gilgamesh portrays him slaying a dragon.
– Epic of Gilgemesh, 7th century B.C
St. George slaying a dragon in 275 A.D.
St. George was martyred for his faith April 23, 303 AD. He is the patron saint of England and Portugal.
– Dinosaurs by Design, Duane Gish p. 81
Historic records from all over the world not only tell of dragons and great serpent beasts; but we have many depictions of them from various tribes, detailing their features just as we find in paleontology.
Pictographs – Grand Canyon
Indian pictograph, from the Grand Canyon. Found in the Havasupai canyon in Grand Canyon. – photo taken by Dr. DeLancy
Natural Bridges State Park, Blanding, UT Petroglyphs by the Anasazi A.D. 400 – A.D 1300
Agawa Rock art from Misshepezhieu, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
The famous Greek historian, (440 BC) Herodotus, said, “I went once to a certain place in Arabia, almost exactly opposite the city of Buto, to make inquiries concerning the winged serpents. On my arrival I saw the back-bones and ribs of serpents in such numbers as it is impossible to describe… The winged serpent is shaped like the water-snake. Its wings are not feathered, but resemble very closely those of the bat.” *
The History of Herodotus, Book II, Tidor Publishing Co., NY, 1943, p. 106
The ribs there were a multitude of heaps, some great, some small, some middle-sized. The place where the bones lie is at the entrance of a narrow gorge between steep mountains, which there open upon a spacious plain communicating with the great plain of Egypt. The story goes that with the spring the winged snakes come flying from Arabia towards Egypt, but are met in this gorge by the birds called ibises, who forbid their entrance and destroy them all.
The History of Herodotus, Book II, Tidor Publishing Co., NY, 1943, p. 106
A.D. 793. This year came dreadful forewarning over the land of the Northumbrians, terrifying the people most woefully: these were immense sheets of light rushing through the air, and whirlwinds, and fiery dragons flying across the firmament.
Alexander The Great reported that, when he conquered parts of what is now India in 326 B.C. his soldiers were scared by the great dragons that lived in caves
Palette from Heirakonpolis
Slate palette from Heirakonpolis, showing triumph of King Nar-mer (first Pharaoh of a united Egypt) and long necked dragons. – The Ancient Near East in Pictures by Pritchard p. 93 – See also: Technology of the Gods by David Hatcher Childress-p.115
A Cylinder seal from the 4th millennium B.C. – The Story of Man, vol 1 Bible times p.42 now kept in The Louvre, Paris
Roman Mosaic Roman mosaic showing two long-necked dragons, 2nd century A.D. – The Great Dinosaur Mystery by Paul Taylor
Babylon A Babylonian cylinder seal. approx. 600 B.C. – After the Flood, Bill Cooper p. 157
Dragons and Lions on the old walls of Babylon – The Rise of Babylon, Charles Dyer p. 128
In 900 A.D. an Irish writer told of an animal with iron nails on its tail and a head similar to a horse. It also had thick legs and strong claws.
Vikings Wood Carvings
“Viking woodcut of a dragon swallowing a man. This image was taken from a book, Vikings, by Tony Allan Duncan Baird Publishers, London (2002), page 64. The woodcut formed part of an 11th century Doomsday from Holar cathedral.” – William Gibbons
On May 13, 1572 Italian Scientist Ulysses Aldrovandus obtained the dead body of a “dragon” that a farmer had recently killed and had it mounted for a museum display. Its description was just like a Tanystopheus. Books today teach that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago.
Chine – Marco Polo
Marco Polo lived in China for 17 yrs. around 1271 A.D. and reported that the Emperor raised dragons to pull his chariots in parades.
Dinosaurs in China and Japan
In 1611 the emperor appointed the post of a “Royal Dragon Feeder.” Books even tell of Chinese families raising dragons to use their blood for medicines and highly prizing their eggs. – DeVisser, Marinus Willem, The Dragon in China & Japan, 1969.
One Chinese legend tells of a famous Chinese man named Yu. After the great flood Yu surveyed the land of China and divided it into sections. He built channels to drain the water off to the sea and helped make the land livable again. Many snakes and dragons were driven from the marshlands when Yu created the new farmlands.” – The Great Dinosaur Mystery. P. 42
Peru – Ica Ceramic Dinosaurs
“The fact that some prehistoric man made a pictograph of a dinosaur on the walls of this canyon upsets completely all of our theories regarding the antiquity of man. Facts are stubborn and immutable things. If theories do not square with the facts then the theories must change, the facts remain.” – p. 5 Published by the Oakland Museum of Oakland California. The introduction by Samuel Hubbard is dated January 26th 1925.
The expedition apparently took place in October and November, 1924. Scientists discovered evidence of ancient Inca’s living with dinosaurs on pottery, sculptures and the ‘Ica Stones.’
Sponsor and Patron of expedition: E. L. Doheny
Director of expedition: Samuel Hubbard (Honorary Curator of Archaeology of the Oakland Museum)
Scientist: Charles W. Gilmore (Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, United States Museum) “Discoveries Relating to PREHISTORIC MAN by the Doheny Scientific Expedition in the HAVA SUPAI CANYON NORTHERN ARIZONA”
Ica Burial Stones
The Inca stone expressed many different lifestyles and great achievements that the Inca Indians had accomplished in their lifetime. Different great achievements of the individuals life would be inscribed on these stones such s brain surgery, heart surgery, etc.
Many of these stones reveal pre-Inca Indian riding dinosaurs. These Ica stone found in Peru are just a few of about 11,000 in Dr. Cabrera’s museum in Ica, Peru. Over 50,000 “ ‘ICA’ stones” have been found in Peru since 1961.
What is most interesting are the markings found on many of these stones reveal many biological facts about dinosaurs outer skin that could not have been know unless these people would have been able to physically see them.
For example it was not known that the Triceratops had large circular bulges on its outer skin until a fossilized remain was discovered by Paleontologists, only to confirm what was already documented on the Ica stone.
Inca Ica Stones – Dr. Baugh has two of the stones, some textiles and a great video about the Ica area in Garland Texas.
English Heritage – Dragons seen over England