Intent of the Circle of the Dragon
The site's intention has evolved since its original inception, but the primary goal remains the same: Explore dragons through information, history, and theories.
The Circle of the Dragon opened in 2000 as a part of The Circle of Mystics, which acted like a portal to topic-centric sites (i.e. The Circle of Philosophy, The Circle of the Unicorn, etc.) The Circle of the Dragon grew disproportionally to all other sites, developing a unique character, so it became a standalone site.
Originally, The Circle of the Dragon contained only theories on dragon existence and physiology. Theories require facts and references, so the Dragons of Fame opened to collect this data. Other specific topics, like Dragon Types and Dragon Species, also contained such material. The Dragons of Fame and related sections grew exponentially, and by 2001, were well past the original scope.
As the informational base expanded, the intention shifted. The Circle of the Dragon became a resource for dragon information, stories, artwork, and related science. Around 2004, the site's scope widened to include serpent and snake lore.
Now, the intent of The Circle of the Dragon is to provide information on dragons, serpents, and reptiles in mythology, history, and science with theories and background on contributing factors to the existence of dragons in those stories, including exploring the interconnection of dragons across the world in cultures past and present.
What the Circle of the Dragon is NOT
To keep The Circle of the Dragon open to as many age groups as possible, and to keep the site academic in nature, certain information is omitted from this site.
- This site doesn't provide information on contacting dragons, serpents, or other religious spirits, past or present, through any form of magic, medium, or supernatural means.
- This site doesn't provide information on religious or spiritual practice of any variety, pertaining to dragons or otherwise.
- This site doesn't provide information of any kind that suggests, insinuates, or implies any methods of summoning, conjuring, or otherwise contacting a dragon in anyway, shape or form.
There are many spiritual traditions in the world, and The Circle of the Dragon does not support nor discredit any religion or spiritual belief. This site has no intention to promote any form of spiritual, religious, or supernatural action or ritual of any variety. There are parts of this site that explore the beliefs and practices of religions as elements of mythology and culture, but The Circle of the Dragon focuses on the myths and stories of serpents, reptiles, and dragons.
The Circle of the Dragon does not market or sell produces. Some pages link to companies with dragon-related or dragon-themed products, and some pages also show off the site owner's personal collection. However, none of these pages seeks to sell anything.
Reasons for the Circle of the Dragon
Why research dragon and serpent lore? A deep interest in dragons and in myth.
Serpents and dragons connected through myth and history, so additional research includes species of lizards, fish, even trees that carry the name 'dragon.' This is because these plants or animals earned their names through myth or mythological connection to dragons.