Herodotus and Flying Serpents

Herodotus' Account of Flying Reptiles

Herodotus was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC from (484 b.c.-425 b.c.) Many scholars refer to him as "the Father of History" in Western culture. He was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy and arrange them in a vivid narrative.

picture of Herodotus

In his work,The History of Herodotus, Book 2, Herodotus records an interesting report of flying winged serpents. It is interesting to note that there are no living winged serpents in our day. Things go extinct. These accounts cannot be overlooked and do much to show that our presuppositions about flying reptiles and dinosaurs are flawed. The account is quoted from his work, The History of Herodotus:

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"There is a region moreover in Arabia, situated nearly over against the city of Buto, to which place I came to inquire about the winged serpents: and when I came thither I saw bones of serpents and spines in quantity so great that it is impossible to make report of the number, and there were heaps of spines, some heaps large and others less large and others smaller still than these, and these heaps were many in number."

"The region in which the spines are scattered upon the ground is of the nature of an entrance from a narrow mountain pass to a great plain, which plain adjoins the plain of Egypt;

"and the story goes that at the beginning of spring winged serpents from Arabia fly towards Egypt, and the birds called ibises meet them at the entrance of this country and do not suffer the serpents to go by but kill them. On account of this deed it is (say the Arabians) that the ibis has come to be greatly honored by the Egyptians, and the Egyptians also agree that it is for this reason that they honor these birds."

The quotation goes on to describe the ibis and then continues on with the description of the winged serpents as follows:

"As for the serpent its form is like that of the watersnake; and it has wings not feathered but most nearly resembling the wings of the bat. Let so much suffice as has been said now concerning sacred animals."

The History of Herodotus, Part II, #75 & 76. Check out the source material for yourself.

There are other accounts of flying serpents throughout history which will be chronicled here as more pages are added. Check back frequently to learn more about the amazing history of man and dinosaur.

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