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A fast and loose fantasy classification guideline.
So Death Ghidorah and Kaiser Ghidorah are dragons but King Ghidorah’s a wyvern? Well, my world is shattered.
I think he’s more of a Hydra than a Dragon, since he has three heads and all
This post actually has me breathing heavy.
To be fair, “The Wyvernborn” just doesn’t have the same ring.
Pedantic classification of things that don’t exist is a little pet peeve of mine.
All dragons that have no wings.
A Wyvern from the TV show Merlin, count the legs.
A Wyvern concept art from Dragon Age, again with four legs (and the in game model is the same).
There’s also a thing called the Guivre (similar to a Wyrm) which is “supposed” to be a no-legged dragon, but is hardly ever rendered as such.
Also note a “hydra” is not a dragon with more than one head, it’s not a dragon to start with. It is a giant serpent that regrows two or more heads from each stump when they are cut off.
TL;DR - People shouldn’t try to classify mythological creatures as if they were real because none of it is based in reality. People can and do use this stuff as if it were interchangeable.
Has no legs but wings: Is a Linworm
Has no legs and no wings is a Worm