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One “dragon” story from the ancient land of Sumer in Babylon tells of the hero Gilgamesh. He decided to make a name for himself by traveling to a distant land to cut great cedar trees needed for his city. He reached the forest with fifty volunteers and discovered a huge reptile-like animal which ate trees and reeds. The story simply says that Gilgamesh killed it and cut off its head for a trophy.1

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  1. Samuel N. Kramer, History Begins at Sumer (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1959), pp. 170-81. (Sumer was one of two ancient political divisions of Babylonia.)

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