|Subject: Mythical Creatures|
Posted Nov 23, 2001 by Maewfannwr
|To ask if Mythical creatures really exist is to ask whether a regular banana (don't get tricky on me) is blue. To say something is mythical is to say it does not exist. That's what mythical means.|
To answer your question, Just because we haven't seen it, doesn't mean it's not there, if that was true we'd all die from asphyxiation. I do not naively belive in things like dragons, but I don't ignore the possibility. Of course, things like that are most probably exaggerations of frights people got when they were first exploring the world. (For example, the Komodo is described to be quite like the picture of dragons in Douglas' Last Chance to See.) Things like bad luck used to be put down to mischievious magical fairies and leprechauns, but most people know better (or think they do, I wouldn't know) now. I think it's nice (hopeful, maybe) to pretend, to write and read books about them, because sometimes you need to get away from reality, and it certainly is a nice break to just pretend for a few moments that they do.