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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):
"All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."