And on Down
|Tiamat, Mother of the Babylonian gods, chased and killed by Marduk, god of order. Tiamat represented chaos, a threat to the male dominated governments of ancient Babylon. Her body was used to fashion the universe. -Epic of Gilgamesh|
|Dragon on the Ishtar Gate which led to the inner city of Babylon
(575 B.C.) during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II.
|Dragons are usually independent, but they will obey goddesses. Here Athena rescues Jason who was attempting to filch the fleece.|
| Medea assisted Jason by drugging the Dragon Ladon to secure
the Golden Fleece. Here she makes a get-a-way in a dragon powered
chariot. (5th century BC vase painting)
Medea is one of the few humans that ever tamed a dragon, much less a pair of them.