In many parts of the ancient world dragon sightings were taken as a sign of ill news or a bad omen. If dragons were seen flying in the heavens it could mean a storm was coming or perhaps war was imminent in the land. As if the presence of large, flying, fire breathing creatures over head wasn’t bad enough, men and women would be in crisis wondering what it all means! Of course for many it meant nothing more than the loss of livestock to a hungry dragon.
Great dragons of the past may well have been aware of their powerful reputations for forecasting disaster and may even have enjoyed the fear they inspired. Modern dragons however are rather less intimidating in their physical aspect than their ancestors. Even so they can still bear news of great terror, jam packed with fear inducing forecasts of doom!
All they need do is deliver a humble newspaper.
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