There are many various references to Dragons in ancient texts from the Christian Bible, to a prophetic poem written in the 15th century. According to ancient mythology these Dragons were serpents, could fly, breath fire, had horns, a tail, were usually Red, Green, or White, and they live in caves in the ground.
The Christian Bible says that The Dragon was cast out of the Heavens (sky) to Earth. It
also says that The Dragon will cause a great flood, that the woman has to run to the mountains to flee from.
Once you know what a Dragon really is, Revelations starts to make a whole lot more sense.
So…what exactly are Dragons?
The Christian Bible tells us in Revelations 12:9 in plain terms that The Devil, AKA Satan, is a Dragon.
The two main types of Dragons are European Dragons and Chinese Dragons, both of which hold fundamental values in their respective ancient cultures. People feared and respected these Dragons. Chinese dragons can take on a human form, and the five-clawed dragon was a symbol of the Chinese emperors.
The word dragon entered the English language in the early 13th century from Old French dragon, which in turn comes from Latin draconem (nominative draco) meaning “huge serpent, dragon,” from the Greek word δρακων, drakon (genitive drakontos) “serpent, giant seafish”, which is believed to have come from an earlier stem drak-, a stem of derkesthai, “to see clearly,” from Proto-Indo-European derk- “to see” or “the one with the (deadly) glance.”
Some legends even speak of the dragons being a comet from space and this is definitely another additive to this scenario due to the fact that comets usually accompany fire.