Pre-Columbian Contacts: Dragon Cultures of Africa and the AmericasDragon Cultures.

A comparative analysis between the (Kemetians) ancient Egyptians, the Dogon, the Maya and the Tsalagi (Cherokee), explores the pre-Columbian contacts of these four cultures and their connections to the Dragon Communities of the ancient world.

In the beginning, the world was created by Nana-Buluku, the one god, who was genderless. Nana-Buluku made itself a companion named Aido-Hwedo, who was a rainbow serpent. The dung from this serpent or dragon created the mountains, and nourished the earth so that plants could grow. The writhings of the dragon created rivers and valleys.

When the world was complete, it was so overladen with plants, animals and mountains that they feared the world might collapse. Aido-Hwedo offered to help by forming a great circular loop, with its tail in its mouth, and enfolding the world (Ouroboros).

Because Aido-Hwedo could not tolerate heat, Nana-Buluku created a great cosmic ocean for him to live in, and there he has stayed. He was fed iron bars by red monkeys that lived beneath the sea. If and when the monkey’s iron supply runs out, Aido-Hwedo will be so hungry that he will eat his own tail.

Although the breeds have not been identified, Kefentse and Mokhachane may be of distinct African breeds as they are dissimilar in appearance. It is noted that African dragons can vary widely by tribe. They are characterized with stylized pierced jewelry, including gold and ivory tusks.

Kefentse is described as a reddish-brown heavyweight with a double row of patterned spikes and about the size of Temeraire.

Mokhachane is a light to middleweight dragon, golden in color.

Dracaena or Dragon Tree, native to Liberia, Africa.

Dragon's Blood Tree.
Arab merchants once obtained resin from the fruit of the palm-like dragon’s blood tree. Dragon’s blood was once prized as a medicine in Europe and the Middle East. According to the early Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder, Dragon’s blood formed when dragons attacked elephants, and their blood ran together and congealed.

Dragon’s Blood is a bright red obtained from different species of a number of plant genera: Croton, Dracaena, Daemonorops, Calamus rotang and Pterocarpus. The red resin has been in continuous use since ancient times as varnish, medicine, incense, and dye.


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