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Cherokee Dragon

The Uktena was giant snake/dragon, Some say Cherokees recalled old days when a dinosaur remnant yet lived. Uktena dwelt in deep pools or high mountain passes. If a warrior stared at the crystal in its head, the man’s heart would stop. This drawing is by a genius Cherokee artist, Daniel Eskridge.

The main character of my novel, Stone Man and the Trail of Tears, believed in Uktena.

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Be careful of stomping on these worms! A Lindworm is a wingless serpentine monster with 2 clawed upper arms, a dragon-like head, and scales. In Britain it is a slithering dragon, and in Scandinavia it is a sea serpent. Handle with care. Better yet, run/swim for your life.

The most famous Lindworm was Fafnir. He was a dwarf who got on the wrong person’s bad side and was changed into a Lindworm. Sigurd slayed him.

(Sorry, I could not find photos, the last is Fafnir)

I am under a druid’s curse! I must write about Lindworms!


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Dragons of the New World

Kukulkan “plumed serpent” is a Mayan dragon associated with Q’uq’umatz, a creator-God.








Quetzalcoatl “feather serpent” is an Aztec creator-God also associated with the wind and the planet Venus.






Uktena is a huge, horned Cherokee snake that either inhabits mountain passes or deep water. Those who gaze upon a crystal in its forehead are either paralyzed or their heart stops. Great Serpent Mound in Ohio maybe a likeness of it.

The following illustration is from Daniel Eskridge https://daniel-eskridge.pixels.com/:





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