A myth

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
February 13, 2018 12:56am CST
In the very ancient of days of Egypt. Even before the Old Kingdom and the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, there were still Dragons in the world. Now, Dragons loved treasure. Most preferred gold or silver of jewels. A few loved knowledge, they befriended priests because temples were the source of knowledge of the time, writing have not been invented yet. In fact, these Dragons guided men in learning to write things down. Even then Dragons were becoming fewer and fewer. So, in those very ancient days, a young Dragon was trying to find a treasure to guard. He looked into acquiring a treasure of silver or gold or even jewels, but the large treasures were already in the care of larger and older Dragons. He considered becoming a Dragon of a temple, but it just seemed a little dull for a young, active Dragon. So, he was slumping down along the bank of the Nile. He was greeted with suitable courtesy by the farmers and fishers there. He couldn't even take his bad humor out on these humans because they had been properly polite to him. He saw a small boat out in the river it had the emblem on the sail of one of the temples. He slipped into the river to see if he could learn by listening to the priests on it. He knew that the temple Dragon wouldn't leave the temple for some minor trip. In the boat he was surprised to see that there was only a couple of priests and the rest were the rowers. He stayed low and out of the sweep of the oars. But all Dragons had excellent hearing, so trailing behind the boat, he could over hear one of the priests talking to others. The Dragon was too young to realize that the priest was instructing a few students as they went up river. "If you are ever lost in the desert, you can look into the night sky. Look to the North and you will see that there is a star there that never moves. That is the North star and you will then know what direction you need to travel," the priest told the others. "This is a very valuable thing," one of the students said. "Yes it is," agreed the priest. "Is there any constellation that would guide one to find it easily?" asked another. "There is not," the priest replied. The young Dragon, dropped back and swam slowly, thinking about what the priest had said. This star is valuable, thought the Dragon. That's a treasure that no other Dragon has ever had! So, the young Dragon swam to the river bank. From there he unfolded his wings and flew out into the desert and waited for night. After he watched the stars for hours, he knew where the star was. The Dragon again unfolded his wings, and with his eyes on the star that would later be named Thuban, he took off. Dragons fly fast, they also have no need for air or food, but it still they don't fly at the speed of light. Dragon finally reached the star and settled around to guard it, never knowing that it was no longer the pole star by the time he had reached it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draco_(constellation)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the star. For AMD's Thuban processor core, see Phenom II. Thuban, a Dra Location of Thuban (circled) Observation data Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000 Constellation Draco
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@BarBaraPrz (20719)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Feb
Interesting... never heard that story. The only constellations I can identify are the big and little dippers. None of the others makes sense to me.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
13 Feb
You have never heard it because I invented it.
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@indexer (1635)
• Leicester, England
13 Feb
Not even Orion?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
13 Feb
@indexer there is already a story about Orion, I've never heard one for the constellation of Draco
@indexer (1635)
• Leicester, England
13 Feb
Does this story purport to tell the origin of the constellation Draco?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
13 Feb
yes