Of all the behaviors of the modern dragon, the most puzzling at first glance is their friendship with cats. In ancient times the greatest dragons came equipped with mighty intellects. Some were even able to bend the minds of would be heroes to their will, sending them back out into the world as 'thralls',... Continue Reading →

  “I desired dragons with a profound desire. Of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighbourhood. But the world that contained even the imagination of Fáfnir was richer and more beautiful, at whatever the cost of peril.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien The great dragons have not been seen for... Continue Reading →

  Dragons of old would guard objects of great power and magic. Swords and armor that would make their bearers unbeatable, rings of power that could sway the course of destiny. These objects have been lost to history and sadly so have many of the dragons that protected them. However modern dragons still have an... Continue Reading →

  Well, it's the new year and I have had an exciting adventure that has kept me busy all month! It started when I stumbled upon this article, and realized what an incredibly rare opportunity I had been presented with. I suspected that what had in fact been discovered was a dragon's hoard! So I... Continue Reading →

Do not trouble a dragon guarding his treasure. That has always been the rule, unless you were a brave knight fixing for the battle of your life. Through out history there have been tales of great hoards of treasure guarded by deadly dragons. Sigurd and Fafnir, Beowulf and his last opponent the fire breathing dragon... Continue Reading →

  Historically speaking dragons have often been associated with water. They, like any top predator, would secure for themselves that most valuable of resources and defend it. They would often establish a burrow or occupy a cave close by their chosen water source. Whether that water source was a town well, watering hole, dam or... Continue Reading →

  It was a hot summers weekend and as had become the norm for a Saturday I headed to the Black River to rack up search time. I figured seeing as I'm the only one looking for this dragon I'm likely to to be the only one to find it. There are a few places... Continue Reading →

  About a year ago I came across this newspaper article. It was the first time I had ever heard of a "River monster" in South Africa, at least recently. And definitely the first I had heard of in Cape Town. I frequently drive by (and over) the Black River so the notion of some... Continue Reading →

  More often than not the habits of dragons are baffling. However by devoting more time to studying them, I hope to unravel some of the complexities of their behavior. As of yet, I have no answer as to why they do this...

  Modern Dragons are great story tellers and they pass on their wisdom to the next generation through riddles, puzzles and tales. Tales of how they survived the onslaught of kings, knights, would-be heroes and the the dreaded poacher. Cats seem to be the accessory of choice for many dragons, after all it's always useful... Continue Reading →

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