Hello! I’m SaviorGaming’s daughter, LittleSavior! It was his idea for the name, blame him.
Wyverns are often confused with regular dragons, however, they differ in some ways. Whilst both parties have wings, wyverns’ wings are attached to their arms, instead of them just free-forming like a wart on a foot. This is where you’re supposed to laugh, by the way. You yourself may have seen them in movies, TV shows, and even video games, but always thought they were just dragons. But guess what; you were incorrect. Wyverns’ distinctive wings attached to their arms is possibly the easiest way to tell them & dragons apart.
Now, onto my favorite part; the mythology!
In the Middle Ages, wyverns were associated with the devil and represented sin, pestilence, & war. Of course, the wyvern had many other associations! In the sixteenth century, wyverns were symbolic of courage, envy, war, might, & strength. Fun fact, Leonardo Da Vinci claims to have seen an encounter between a wyvern & a lion, however, there is no hard evidence, so who really knows? Some say they are vicious creatures, whose breath causes pestilence & disease. Meanwhile, some say they are gentle creatures, who cares about nature & will pass their wisdom onto those they meet. Their breath, in accordance to this, is also said to lead to inspiration.
Now, their powers they’re said to possess!
Besides their breath leading to either death or to pushing you to finish that chapter (I really should finish writing that), they have other powers! Shocking, I know; they have fooled us again! Me attempting to be funny aside let’s move on. Much like dragons, these creatures are excellent flyers (they better be), and have many of the same powers in general. They also really like treasure, however, I don’t quite know if that counts as a power; though according to rich white men, it does. It’s unknown if they can breathe fire, however, some say they have little ‘spoofs’ o fire, just enough to burn down your straw hut.
Oh, by the way, they’ll steal your spoon you got for 50 cents from your creepy neighbor; you know, the one with the 10 cameleons? Seriously? Who has 10 cameleons?! I love the buggers, but jeez. I can hardly deal with my baby sister! She counts as an animal, right?
Sources: Mythology.Net, Mythical Creatures, Mythical Realm
‘Comedy’ courtesy of your’s truly~