Monday, December 3, 2012

Fact of the Day: Here Be Dragons

One of the oldest globes in the world; the Hunt-Lenox Globe contains a very curious phrase. On it you'll find     
HC SVNT DRACONES which means in Latin "here be dragons".

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  1. ¿?
    curious

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  2. wow there might have been real life dragons back then

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    1. No not in the mythological sense. You can tell by the geographic errors that these guys weren't so smart. Even when they found an actual giant squid, it didn't look like the boat crushing monster depicted in fiction.

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  3. sometimes (often!), prehistoric skeletons were considered to be dragons skeletons....

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    1. makes you wonder if they came about simply because some ancient guy dug up a dinosaur grave.

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    2. not only!
      also because Humans always want to explain the World!

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  4. I think people were fascinated by many unknown reptiles that either became extinct or are the present day big lizards of our times.

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  5. My kids were just asking me the other day where dragons came from. I should show them this map:)

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    1. But then they'll ask you where south america went

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  6. Does it show dragons near where IL would be in North America? 'Cause I've been "dragon" myself around the past few day! Ha!

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  7. i'm trying to figure out if that means they believed in them or what? ow, my brain hurts again.

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  8. they probably meant my backyard

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