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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Under the sign of the Wolf-headed Dragon


The Great Dracones, the Dacian Dragon, with the head of a wolf and the body of the snake, is the symbol of the unification of what is above with what is below. The Wolf head stands as the symbol of the great Dak-sha, the Supreme Divinity of the Universe, mentioned in the Vede as the Father God of the Dacians (hence their name), and the snake body symbol of immortality, is also the symbol of the Great Zamolxis, the Lord of the Underworld.
The Dacian Dragon,made of bronze or silver, and the body of a snake (made of sturdy cloth), was also the Dacian flag of war, through an ingenious worksmanship, was howling fiercely under the action of the air passing through it when the Dacian warriors were rushing in a gallop at the enemy. Combined with the blood-curling screams of the warriors, the effect on the enemy was frigthening.
The Dacians were calling themselves "immortal". That made them the most feared of the ancient people, as they were going to death laughing and rejoicing.
The earliest draco (dracones) found in Dacia dates back to the fourth century BC, the dacians used the Draco as their millitary standard. They considered themselves "Sons of Light" and had the draco made from three colors, red - representing morning, yellow - representing the noon and blue - representing the dusk. After the occupation of Dacia the Romans enlisted the Dacians into their army. The Dacian Cohort's spread through all the empire, in Britannia the dacians were assigned the defending of Hadrian's wall. The Romans adopted the draco as their millitary standard. Legio XIII gemina which stationed at Apullum (present day Alba Iulia, Romania) had a draco made with the tail in three colors, blue, yellow and red. This is the origin of the Romanian flag.

Some of the Dacian Units of the Roman Empire:

Ala I Ulpia Dacorum - stationed in Syria

Cohors I Ulpia Dacorum - stationed in Syria

Cohors I Ala Dacorum miliaria - stationed in Britannia, at Amboglanna

Cohors II Augusta Dacorum p (ia) f(idelis) miliaria equitata - stationed Teutoburgium, in Pannonia

Cohors II Aurelia Dacorum - stationed in Pannonia

Cohors gemina Dacorum miliaria - stationed in Moesia Inferior

Vexillatio Dacorum Parthica - stationed in Parthia

Vexillationes Daciscae - stationed in Dacia

2 comMENTS:

They weren't that tough, the Picts kicked their arses for a couple of hundred years, keeping the Roman shite out of Scotland, ha ha...

Scotland wasn't of much interest, so they kapt fighting there for training they were sending rookies to get used to figthing less intense nations. Sorry to burst your bubble but your Scottish pride is based on false interpretation of facts.

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