Dragon liver can cure a cold – Dragon powder grows hair!

Apr 29, 2003

Posted by: Melissa Anelli


And The New York Times‘ Science section highlights dragons in an article that notes how

scholars drawing on primitive art, fossilized bones and ancient legends are struggling to explain how cultures that had no contact with one another constructed mythical creatures so remarkably similar.

And in an interesting bit of synergy with the Harry Potter books, the Times’ article mentions Edward Lhwyd, who was keeper of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford until his death in 1709, the same year that Dragon breeding was outlawed by the Warlocks’ Convention.

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