Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Lesson from Dragonslayer

The Worm of Thrace: Vermithrax Pejorative

Besides depicting the absolute coolest dragon ever seen on the silver screen (and the archetype for every one since) the film "Dragonslayer" (1981) has a great deal to teach about the primitive Sacred -- symbolized by the dragon and the cult of child sacrifice that placates it -- namely, in the words of the young apprentice wizard, Galen Bradwarden (Peter MacNicol):

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