Quest For a
Name: Part 1 by Alvin
The Elder Dragons came together in the beginning of
mankind. They were many, and man few. They knew that would sometime change.
They needed a champion of all dragons to come forth and accept the mission to
the upper world to retrieve the scepter of the dragons. With it, they would be
able to make a peace for a time between the man and dragon. They chose one of
the youngest dragons. He accepted gracefully. This dragon didn't have a name.
You see, in a dragon's world, you needed to earn a name. It's not as the human
world goes where you are born and you are given a name. He was taken before the
high elder and given all the knowledge he would need for the trip. he gave him
a blessing of the high dragons and let him go to the far north. He flew until
he came to a early human village. The houses were made from straw and horses
and livestock were scattered everywhere. The dragon's hunger rose in him as he
eyed the sheep. The dragon swooped down and grabbed one in it's jaws. Two human
villagers came running out of their homes and screamed. They didn't know what
to make of the beast for the elder dragons had never come out of the caves and
the humans had never seen the beasts before. The dragon gasped and started to
flap it's wings. "Sorry!" The dragon called behind him as he took off toward
the north. He flew over the forever glittering ocean, looking below. Sea life
sprouted everywhere. As the dragon went along, he saw a continent of land
ahead. He saw a village. But he also saw a many people, armed to the teeth with
spears, bows and arrows, and shields made of wood. Unfortunately, that was the
last thing he saw because he then had a blackout.
When he awoke, he
saw that he was sitting in a dark cave. Around him, dragons were silently
waiting for something. He sat up and said "Dragons? Across the sea? Are there
Elders?" He asked intently. The dragon closest to him said "To answer your
question, yes, yes, and I am the elder." Our hero bowed and said "I'm looking
for the scepter of the dragons. My elders say that if I return it to them I
will earn my name and also I'll bind the Humans and Dragons together." The
elder nodded. "We to are frightened that the humans might be a threat to our
dragons to." He asked to go on his way. The elder agreed and said "Tell your
elders about our existence!" he nodded and yelled back "I will!" He came closer
to the village he had a black out before at and saw that the villagers we ready
to throw their spears. He then whispered "Give it your best shot."
Quest For a Name: Part 2 by Alvin
Take your best shot. That's where our hero left off. He was
just about to defend himself against a pack of savage humans throwing spears
and flame throwers. He dodged left to right, faking, dropping , zooming ahead.
He was fine until he spotted a glint of gold that looked like a scepter! He was
distracted momentarily. That was enough time for a villager to pierce his left
"YEOW!" The dragon yelped. He careened through the
air and crashed in the cave. He knocked what looked a lot like the scepter to
the floor where it smashed into millions of pieces. "Well, I could always krazy
glue it together." The dragon said sarcastically. He heard the townsfolk
rushing up the hill and the dragon got a plan.
cave was full of villagers, cornering the dragon. "Wait! Why must we fight! If
we could understand each other, I'm sure there would be a way we could live
together in harmony! To co-exist! Peace?" "You tried to burn our village!
Others of your kind have terrorized us before! Why should we treat you
differently?" One of the Townsfolk cried. "Only because you had attacked them
first! I was flying over head and you just attacked me for no reason!" The
townsfolk looked down at their feet and agreed that the dragon was correct.
Some of the villagers decided to come with the dragon back to his home land.
They climbed on the dragon's back and they took off.
At a ceremony
late that night, the dragon was honored with a name. And it was a special name,
because he had made peace with the humans with out the scepter. His name was...
The Ancient Serpents: by
The sun-god RE is floating down the River Nile when
suddenly, out of the deep, a large serpent beast crashes through the waves,
pounding the boat away! Suddenly, another dragon forms from the deep! RE is
struggling with the paddle, but it seems of no use! The second beast shoots up
out of the water and screams! But this dragon is a guardian none other than...
MEBEN! The other serpent gasps and turns to attack MEBEN! This first demon has
the wicked name of APEP! APEP is a dragon like MEBEN, except he is evil! MEBEN
guards over the sun-god RE. APEP has for years tried to destroy RE, but MEBEN
has always stopped him. And he forever will. (RE is the Egyptian sun-god. MEBEN
supposedly watched over him. APEP was the one who would try to destroy RE. This
is Egyptian mythology. You can look it up for yourself, if you wish.)
Here is a poem taken from the book entitled "The
book of Dragons" by Judy Allen
Up from his shoulders
there grew a
hundred snake heads,
those of a dreaded dragon,
and the heads licked
with dark tongues
and from the eyes on
the inhuman heads fire glittered
from under the eyelids.
From all his heads fire flared
and inside each one of these horrible heads
that threw out every sort of horrible sound.
Now it is right we
Of the form of the dragon.
Of all beasts creep
dragon the far biggest.
The real dragon- it is found
In the kingdom of
It has a little mouth and a big body;
In the air it glows
like fine gold
It has a long tail and a great crest.
Great trouble it
makes for the elephant,
For with it's tail it strikes it
In the legs so
it throws it down;
It bears no deadly poison,
But it is vastly big and
And with it's tail it scourges
Everything within it's
Nor does it do great hurt
Save with it's tail only.
>From the Christian Bible:
'And I saw an angel come down from
heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and and great chain in his hand.
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and
Satan, and bound him in a thousand years. And cast him into the bottomless pit,
and shut him up, and set a seal upon him.' Rev. 20:1-3