Why Dragons are the Coolest Things Since Sliced Bread

wb051450First off, I’m not all that sure sliced bread is all that cool. Convenient, yes, but I think it’s also pretty cool to rip apart a loaf of bread, dip a thick piece of it in something hot and delicious and boisterously chew on it.Bread

But that’s the phrase one uses when you’re talking about something that’s really cool. Best thing since sliced bread.

If you watch HBO’s Game of Thrones, then you know there are dragons in the show. (I’m only going to chat about the television show. I haven’t read the books yet).

Daenerys Targaryen and one of her dragons – Game of Thrones – HBO –

Prior to  Daenerys Targaryen’s bringing dragons back into the world, there hadn’t been any dragons around for quite some time. They’d all died off or been killed. With the return of dragons, however, comes a rebirth of magic in the world of Game of Thrones. Both good and bad magic.

The dragons in GoT are pretty darn cool. They still haven’t done that much, but it’s been a treat watching them on the show.

Daenerys calls herself their mother. She cares for them as if they were her children. But, as the show goes on, like any child, these dragons are getting bigger and, as a recent short trailer showed, and as Daenerys is warned, they can not be tamed.

I’ve always thought dragons were cool. Ever since I was a kid. But what kid hasn’t? They’re like dinosaurs but with wings. They breathe fire, they eat virgins, they steal and hoard gold, and if you’re brave and smart, you can even ride one, like the Dragonriders of Pern.

Dragons, or some kind of dragon-like creature, exists in pretty much every culture of the world, but the most prevalent are the European and Chinese depictions of dragons. They are mighty creatures, evoking both fear and awe. They can symbolize great evil or great virtue.

There is certainly no lack of books on them. One that I haven’t read yet is A Natural History of Dragons , but it looks like an interesting read. I’ll put it on hold at the library.

I’m hoping they’ll do more with the dragons in the upcoming episodes and/or seasons of Game of Thrones. Personally, what I’d like to see is Daenerys, Jamie Lannister and Jon Snow riding the dragons and turning all the White Walkers to ash. 🙂

You can learn more about the dragons of Game of Thrones here.


4 thoughts on “Why Dragons are the Coolest Things Since Sliced Bread

  1. One of my favorites dragons is from the movie Dragonheart, where Sean Connery did the voice of the dragon. Not an entirely great movie, unfortunately, but I did love the dragon. 🙂

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