In Slavic languages, dragon is called “zmaj” (Croatian, pronounced as “zmay”) or variations thereof – zmej (Russian), zmij (Ukrainian), smok (Belarussian, Polish), though variations on draco (drak, drakon etc.) are also used. Word “zmaj” is actually a masculine form of zmija, or “snake” – thus displaying dragons’ origins as snakes. Another word used for dragons […]Are Dragons Evil, Part 3 – Slavic
The next part of a series about dragons in mythology, this a cadre from eastern Europe.