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While there is a great deal of information out there about the wondrous creature that is the dragon, there are also tragically a great number of people who are either misinformed or seek deliberately to misrepresent the truth for their own dark gain. To help tackle these we have provided a list of dragon myths and the truth behind them.

Myth 1: Dragons are dangerous and aggressive[]

While it is true that dragons can be dangerous, they have nothing on modern humans. Dragon hunting these days is completely unequal consisting of humans with high powered semi-automatic sniper rifles picking off still slumbering reptiles from a distance.

The idea that they are aggressive holds even less water. No modern dragon is naturally aggressive to humans to suggest otherwise is factually inaccurate. Many are reclusive and flee human contact. The only living dragon that poses a threat to human habitation is the American Amphithere which may feed upon cattle. The Bucca has also been accused of killing human children who stray into mines and caves but there is no evidence to suggest that this is anything more than a tale told to children to keep them from genuinely dangerous mine shafts. I have actually had the opportunity to meet with a Bucca and who will testify that they were unaware of any predation of humans.

Myth 2 The remains of a dragon are potent medical remedies[]

This one has some grounding in fact. While claims that claws, teeth, and bones are miracle cures are patently false (bones are liable to crumble into dust upon contact with air making them nearly impossible to transport if nothing else), dragon dust - a substance breathed out by brooding dragons. To other dragons (especially chicks) it has extraordinary healing properties for conditions such as Chick Throat and Gut Block. However, it is one of the most deadly substances in the world for humans.

No part of a dragon is safe for human consumption.

Myth 3: dragons are unintelligent[]

Dragons are conscious beings able to communicate fluently both with other dragons (with whom they have formed the Society of Dragons) and humans.

Myths around specific species[]

Certain species have particularly pervasive myths due to their rarity or nature.

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