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Dragons

Question: Dragons are mythological symbols in many cultures. Are there biblical or other references to dragons in Judaism? If so, what do they symbolize in Judaism? Are they seen as positive or negative or both?

Answer: The dragon is a mythical creature typically depicted as a large and powerful serpent or other reptile with magical or spiritual qualities. Mythological creatures possessing some or most of the characteristics typically associated with dragons are common throughout the world’s cultures. There is no mention of dragons in any Bible, Talmudical or otherwise Jewish literature source.

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