David Icke speaks on the historic significance of the ‘dragon’ races, ancient hybrids, and Shapeshifting ‘god-figures’ embedded throughout history.
How ’bout a snap-shot.. of that history:
List of reptilian humanoids
Reptilian humanoids in world mythology include:
- Boreas (Aquilon to the Romans): the Greek god of the cold north wind, described by Pausanias as a winged man with serpents instead of legs.
- Cecrops I: the mythical first King of Athens was half man, half snake
- Dragon Kings: creatures from Chinese mythology sometimes depicted as reptilian humanoids
- Fu Xi: serpentine founding figure from Chinese mythology
- Glycon: a snake god who had the head of a man.
- Ningizzida, Lord of the Tree of Life, mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh and linked to the water serpent constellation Hydra.
- Shenlong: a Chinese dragon thunder god, depicted with a human head and a dragon’s body
- Sobek: Ancient Egyptian crocodile-headed god
- Tlaloc: Aztec god depicted as a man with snake fangs
- Typhon, the “father of all monsters” in Greek mythology, was a man from the waist up, and a mass of seething vipers from the waist down.
- Zahhak, a figure from Zoroastrian mythology who, in Ferdowsi‘s epic Shahnameh, grows a serpent on either shoulder
- Echidna, the wife of Typhon in Greek mythology, was half woman, half snake.
- Moura Encantada from Portuguese and Galician folklore appears as a snake with long blonde hair.
- The Gorgons: Sisters in Greek mythology who had serpents for hair.
- The Lamia: a child-devouring female demon from Greek mythology depicted as half woman, half serpent.
- Nüwa: serpentine founding figure from Chinese mythology
- Wadjet pre-dynastic snake goddess of Lower Egypt – sometimes depicted as half snake, half woman
- The White Snake: a figure from Chinese folklore
- Some djinn in Islamic mythology are described as alternating between human and serpentine forms.
- Nāga (Devanagari: नाग): reptilian beings from Hindu mythology said to live underground and interact with human beings on the surface.
- The Serpent: a character from the Genesis creation narrative occasionally depicted with legs, and sometimes identified with Satan, though its representations have been both male and female.
Purported reptilian humanoid cryptids include:
- The Cherufe in Chile
- The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp in South Carolina, USA
- The Loveland Frog (or Loveland Lizard), in Loveland, Ohio, USA
- Jake the Alligator Man, a sideshow gaff in Long Beach, Washington, USA
- The Thetis Lake monster in Canada
- Flatwoods monster (referred to as the “Lizard Monster” on the March 10, 2010 episode of MonsterQuest)
In ufology and conspiracy theories
- Reptilians appear in some claims of alien encounters and in the conspiracy theories of David Icke
- Lemurians, reptilian humanoids in the writings of Helena Blavatsky
In scientific speculation
- The dinosauroid, a hypothetical reptilian humanoid conjectured by palaeontologist Dale Russell
- Other speculated sapient dinosaurs
A wide range of fictional works depict reptilian humanoids.
- Dracs from the Enemy Mine series by Barry B. Longyear.
- Evra Von from Darren Shan‘s “Saga of Darren Shan“
- Hork-Bajir from K. A. Applegate‘s Animorphs
- The Lady of the Green Kirtle from CS Lewis‘s The Silver Chair
- An Unnamed race from H.P. Lovecraft‘s The Nameless City – later Cthulhu Mythos tales have named these the Valusians or simply “serpent people“.
- The Race from Harry Turtledove‘s Worldwar series
- Serpent men from the works of Robert E. Howard (also in the Marvel universe)
- Cobra-La, and Cobra Commander from the G. I. Joe series
- Drakh and Narn from Babylon 5
- Scarrans from Farscape
- Sleestaks from Land of the Lost
- Slithe from ThunderCats
- Snake Men, from Masters of the Universe
- Visitors from V
- Unas from Stargate
- Chitauri, alien shapeshifters from the Ultimate Marvel universe.
- The Lizard, an enemy of Spider-Man
- Sauron, an enemy of the X-Men
- Skrulls, an alien race of reptilian shapeshifters
- Badoon, another hostile alien race
- Slither, a snakelike mutant and ally of Magneto
- Copperhead, some versions
- Gordanians, a species of alien reptilian slavers
- Killer Croc, an enemy of Batman
- Henry Phage from the Mr. Hero comics from Tekno Comix
- Kleggs, alien mercenaries in the Judge Dredd universe.
- The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and their ally/foe Leatherhead
- Treens from Dan Dare
- Dracs, from Enemy Mine (and Hunter Prey)
- Thulsa Doom from Conan the Barbarian
- Trandoshans from Star Wars
Roleplaying and strategy games
- Bangaa, a race in the game series of Final Fantasy
- Drell, a race in the Mass Effect series
- Iksar, a race from the Everquest franchise.
- Lizalfos and Daira from the Legend of Zelda series.
- Lizardfolk, kobolds, saurial, troglodytes and Yuan-ti from Dungeons & Dragons
- Lizardmen from the Warhammer fantasy tabletop games.
- Naga from the Warcraft series.
- Reptites from Chrono Trigger
- Saurians from Risen
- Tsaesci, a race in the game franchise The Elder Scrolls
Platform and fighting games
- Bowser from Super Mario Bros. (King Koopa in the TV Series)
- Espio the Chameleon and Vector the Crocodile from Sonic the Hedgehog
- Lizardman, a character from the Soul series of fighting games
- Locust Horde, the primary antagonists in the game franchise Gears of War
- Reptile and Chameleon from the game Mortal Kombat
- Riptor, a character from the fighting game Killer Instinct
Reptilians (also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians) are purported reptilian humanoids that play a prominent role in science fiction, modern ufology and conspiracy theories. Reptilians were made very popular by David Icke, a conspiracy theorist who believes shape-shifting reptilian people control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to control our societies. He believes people such as the Bush family are reptilians and are gaining power to run the world.
Alien abduction narratives sometimes allege contact with reptilian creatures. One of the earliest reports was that of Ashland, Nebraska police officer Herbert Schirmer, who claims to have been taken aboard a UFO in 1967 by humanoid beings with a slightly reptilian appearance, who bore a “winged serpent” emblem on the left side of their chests.
According to British writer David Icke, 5- to 12-foot (1.5–3.7 m) tall, blood-drinking, shape-shifting reptilian humanoids from the Alpha Draconis star system, now hiding in underground bases, are the force behind a worldwide conspiracy against humanity. He contends that most of the world’s leaders are related to these reptilians, including George W Bush of the United States, and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Icke’s conspiracy theories now have supporters in 47 countries and he frequently gives lectures to crowds of 2,500 or more. American writer Vicki Santillano ranked the notion that “Reptilian humanoids control all of us” as one of the 10 most popular conspiracy theories.
In the closely fought 2008 U.S. Senate election between comedian and commentator Al Franken and incumbent Senator Norm Coleman, one of the ballots challenged by Coleman included a vote for Franken with “Lizard People” written in the space provided for write-in candidates. Lucas Davenport who later claimed to have written the gag ballot, said, “I don’t know if you’ve heard the conspiracy theory about the Lizard Men; a friend of mine, we didn’t like the candidates, so we were at first going to write in revolution, because we thought that was good and to the point. And then, we thought the Lizard People would be even funnier.”
“Evil reptilian kitten-eater from another planet” was a pejorative used to refer to then Ontario Liberal Party opposition leader Dalton McGuinty in a press release disseminated by the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario on September 12, 2003, during the provincial election campaign in Ontario, Canada.
In February 2011, on the Opie & Anthony radio show, the comedian Louis C.K. asked former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld a number of times if he and Dick Cheney were lizard people who enjoyed the taste of human flesh. Rumsfeld did not answer the question. Louis C.K. comically interpreted Rumsfeld’s refusal to answer as an admission and further suggested that those who are lizard people cannot lie about it; when asked if they are lizards, they have to either not answer the question or say yes.
In V, supposedly peaceful alien “Visitors”, who appear human, arrive on Earth in giant flying saucers and initiate first contact. In fact, the Visitors wear masks concealing their true shapes. In their natural form, they resemble humanoid reptiles and eat living mammals. The Visitors commence a stealth alien invasion in which they set out subtly undermining the human, and, specifically, the American way of life. The creators of the series intended this as an allegory of fascism. A remake of the series aired from 2009 to 2011.
A 1934 Los Angeles Times article may have been the origin of such beliefs. The article reported that a geophysical mining engineer claimed to have discovered subterranean labyrinths beneath Los Angeles to an underground city built by an advanced race of “Lizard People” to escape surface catastrophes some 5,000 years ago. This article, however, had remained obscure in the intervening years, even amongst consumers of conspiracy theories.
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