Monday, September 15, 2008

In How to Kill a Dragon Watkins uses the comparative method to reconstruct and examine the structure of the dragon/serpent- slaying myths, which recur in various guises throughout the Indo-European poetic tradition. He finds the "signature" formula for the myth--the divine hero who slays the serpent or overcomes adversaries--occurs in the same linguistic form in a wide range of sources and over millennia, including Old and Middle Iranian holy books, Greek epic, Celtic and Germanic sagas, down to Armenian oral folk epic of the last century.Watkins argues that this formula is the vehicle for the central theme of a proto-text, and a central part of the symbolic culture of speakers of the Proto-Indo-European language: the relation of humans to their universe, the values and expectations of their society. Therefore, he further argues, poetry was a social necessity for Indo- European society, where the poet could confer on patrons what they and their culture valued above all else: "imperishable fame."

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Hindu gods spike Chinese dragon
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The Dragon is ready to breathe fire
Yorkshire Evening Post, UK - 17 hours ago
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The Dragon Gets Protective
Forbes, NY - Sep 9, 2008
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Banks cry wolf on funding crisis but Dragon calls the furphy
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - Sep 12, 2008
Clearly there are concerns at the upper level of StGeorge that, just to make sure they kill any possible criticism the price was a rock bottom bargain, ...

Anniston Star (subscription)
US Army commander, Alexandria native offers fitness challenge to ...
Anniston Star (subscription), AL - Sep 12, 2008
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Dragon Capital Vietnam Chess Open
BusinessWorld Online, Philippines - Sep 14, 2008
Then back home to the Philippines, a quick one-day rest and then off he goes to Vung Tau to participate in the Dragon Capital Vietnam Chess Open, ...

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Awakening the dragon at Octagon Pond
St. John's Telegram, Canada - Sep 14, 2008
More than 50 breast cancer survivors and about 300 supporters cheered on the shores of Octagon Pond in Paradise as the Avalon Dragons awakened. ...


BBC News
Sweetener provides extra payout for Dragon investors
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - Sep 8, 2008
In all, the Dragon's investors are likely to receive a total of $1.25 a share, including the special payout and a final dividend which is likely to be fixed ...
Dragon ties knot, jobs on agenda The Age
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Red Dragon says subsidiary GJA Communications ceases trading
Forbes, NY - Sep 12, 2008
The company said GJA chief executive officer Guy Jackson has resigned from the company and from Red Dragon. The board will now start searching for a ...

Sunday Leader (subscription)
The Dragon, an emerging soft colonial power
Sunday Leader (subscription), Sri Lanka - Sep 13, 2008
Like the earlier generation of colonialists, the Dragon today is ever willing to play with whoever suits its bill. For it, ends matter. ...

Enter the dragon
Otago Daily Times, New Zealand - Sep 12, 2008
The dragon is centre stage in an exhibition opening at Otago Museum. John Gibb reports. Years of patient relationship-building will pay off when the ...
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The Sun
John the magic dragon
This is Scunthorpe, UK - Sep 12, 2008
John Hurt has described what it was like to be turned into an animated dragon for forthcoming children's drama Merlin. The actor provides the voice of The ...
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