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What is it about eagle symbolism and power?

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What is it about eagle symbolism and power?
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It flies and shit.

It's powerful.
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>>54363
birds of prey are awesome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Ngv1rIGUQ
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Being predatory birds with a cool aesthetic, eagles have a noble, powerful image

Its prominent use by the ebinly prestigious Roman Empire allowed it to spread
A lot of the uses are connected to countries trying to emulate Rome: Byzantines, Third Reich, Imperial Russia (muh Third Rome), etc.

Funny thing is, especially in relation to America, is bald eagles are such pussies
I see them get harassed by crows and seagulls
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>>54363
Nazi eagle kina looks like ಠ_ಠ
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>>54715
they all do lol
that's part of their sexiness
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>>54363
Eagle was the symbol of Jupiter. Romans thought he was the best and greatest god, so they used his animal as a standard.

Everyone else who used it wanted to show that same sense of grandeur as Rome.
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>>54398
/Thread
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>>54618
>bald eagles are such pussies
kek

Not that I disagree
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Lion > Bear > Dragon > Eagle

Prove me wrong.
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>>54363
Rules the sky. Oversee's all things.
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>>54363
Eagles are sneaky, powerful creatures with their only fault being mortality. They, and the people who emulate them, are bound by the shackles of life
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>>54363
The Eagle is a massively important symbol of war and honor in Indo-European cultures, so its not really surprising.
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>>55004
>putting Dragon after Bear
btw where would you put Unicorn, Bull and Kiwi?
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>>54363
It's almost as if all Western cultures are the cultural offspring of Rome.

Both Empires and Republics draw inspiration from Rome. The Eagle was the representation of Jupiter. Also when powerful men died, especially the emperor it was thought his would be carried by an eagle to the afterlife.

For Arab nations the Eagle is a symbol of Saladin, although there is no mention of Saladin using an eagle symbol. A depiction of an eagle was found on site said to be Saladin's palace 100 years ago, and since then its been a symbol of Arab nationalism. Even though ironically Saladin was a Kurd.

It's not that surprising that people who were basically stuck on land were amazed by a creature that could fly, and would also pick the king of the birds as their symbol.
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Lion > falcon > eagle
anyone who disagrees is a fag
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>>56294
Brit bong detected
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>>55004
>>56294
Flying master race > Gounded peasants

there
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>>54618
>Byzantines were trying to emulate Rome

you heard it here first folks
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>>58239
>Byzantine is Roman
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>>60505
>roman isn't roman
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>>60634
The Roman Empire wasn't Roman anyways, none of Italy was.
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Best animal to represent a nation.
Prove me wrong.
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>>54363
>eagle
>powerful

Lion Master Race reporting in
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>>54618
As I understand it, Bald Eagles are Sea Eagles which primarily hunt fish. Meanwhile Golden Eagles are known to hunt wolves and Wedge Tailed Eagles sometimes team up to kill the shit out of Kangaroos....the big red ones on steroids.
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>>60505
The emperor of the entire roman empire founded Constantinople and made it his capital. Yes Byzantium was pretty roman. More roman than the pretenders that came after anyway.
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>>60505
I mean... yeah?
How wasn't it?

It used the same official languages (Greek and Latin), it was a direct continuation of Rome, it featured the same state apparatus (Senators, emperors, you name it), it was recognized as the Roman empire by the west for centuries (Before it became politically expedient to declare a German king Roman Emperor), it was recognized as Rome by the east (Including of course Persia, who had dealt with Roman for centuries when the split happened, and in total would deal with it for over a millennium) until it fell, it identified itself as Roman, it used Roman laws, it was culturally similar, it was similar in religion, and on and on it goes.

How was it not Roman?
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>>60686
i like it
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>>60686
Much more original than yet another eagle or lion, that's for sure.
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>>60686
>Literally the animal that represents cowardice

Sure.

But for real, it's a pretty good choice.
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Lions were always better.
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Eagles only fight when they know they can win.
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>>60901
>cowardice
You clearly have never been near one.
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>>61114
I have.
If you wanted a belligerent bird you should've picked geese though.

The chicken is emblematic of cowardice, deal with it.
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>>60669
This. Only Romania was ever Roman.
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>>61149
It's a cock, not a chicken.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gDe6OM8mkc
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>>61149
That is why you put a rooster to protect the chickens because rooster doesn't afraid of anything and are known for fighting to the death.
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>>61192
You are aware that they're the same animal right?
Right?

You're not that retarded, right?
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>>61218
Say that to the cock's face, not online, see what happens motherfucker.
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>>54363
Rome-aboos
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>>61239
I'm not scared of roosters, I used to have geese.

Geese are an entire species of cocks.

>>61215
I mean, hence cock fights.

They are still emblematic of cowardice.
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>>61218
Eh no? They are the same SPECIES, not the same animal.
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>>61274
Let me understand, you got the hen, the chicken and the rooster. The rooster goes with the chicken. So, who's having sex with the hen? You see my point here? You only hear of a hen, a rooster and a chicken. Something's missing!
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Dragons are GOAT
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>>61172
>Only Romania was ever Roma
ftfy
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>>61274
I... don't think you know how words work anon.
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>>61335
Noice.
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>>61326
this 2bh lads
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>>54363
Rome started it. Ever since they fell Rome has been revered as the ultimate in power and glory, ergo everyone from the Byzantines, Holy Roman Empire, Napoleon, Nazis, Americans, and half the other fucking countries in the world draw on it to denote both a link to Rome and to draw upon Rome's innate greatness.
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>>58239
>>60505
>>60634
>>60669
>>60505
it was to a point, the Roman empire split between east and west. While the eastern segment survived the fall of Western Rome, they were not quite the same as Rome. Their capital wasn't rome, they did not follow the Roman Catholic Church and they were predominantely Greek rather than latin. It is kind of like if the British Empire fell and Australia declared itself to be the new Britain, its not entirely false, but also not entirely accurate.
tl;dr Byzantium is a continuation of Rome, but underwent enough changes that it could and is often considered a separate entity.
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>>54363
>I want a cool-looking animal to put on my banner
>what about a lion....
>hmmm, but they can't fly, so not so cool...
>I guess I 'll pick a bird
>what's the strongest and coolest bird....
>ah it's the eagle of course
>eagle it is
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>>56294
Falcon>All
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>>64646
which banners use a falcon?
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>>61271
Cockrels are not emblematic of cowardice
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>>60968
That's a quality usually indicative of successful empires no?
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>>54363
The eagle was the animal of both Zeus and Jupiter. SPQR probably adopted the eagle because of it.
And the eagle is probably there from some kind of PIE religion and that 's reasonable because it's the "strongest" bird.
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>>61274
>>61304
Literally reddit.

Remember ironic reddit is still reddit
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>>60901
Yeah, roosters are total cowards...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvRZto8dJSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imQ9h10cnAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4iC6E5RNpw
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>>54363
All those other flags belonged to people that modeled their identity on a cultural myth of continuity with the romans.
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>>60840
ahaha you like big cocks
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Besides what has already been said about how it's a powerfull and respectable bird of prey, the very image of the eagle has the potential to be extremely symmetric. I believe this to be the single major reason for it to be present in so many flags. Most other animals and, hell, even stuff don't look half as good in a frontal position.

And how good something looks is and always was one of the things we, humans, care the most on this cosmos.
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>>54618
>third reich
It was used in Germany plenty as they were a remnant of the original Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire, Prussia, Nazi Germany and some of the German duchies.
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>>61274
>>61304
>reddit maymays
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>>54363
Every image the United States makes is so fucking weird. It honestly seems like a fantasy country made up by a child, with just stencil and ruler drawings for the flags and insignias.
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>his national animal isn't a fucking unicorn
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>>67861
>his national animal doesn't exist
>just like his nation
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>>66738
>It was used in Germany plenty as they were a remnant of the original Roman Empire
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>>67914
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>>68022
They considered themselves the successors to the Romans. see: holy roman empire

That said, remnant probably wasn't the right word. Legacy?
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>>68106

Fetishized is the word I'd use.

The Germans and the Romans waged war against each other for centuries.
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>>68106
>Holy-Protestant scum in the north and pussywhipped Catholics in the souh
>Roman-German
>Empire-Confederation of bickering small kingdoms
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>>66611
Those are some nice cocks.
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>>54398
Agreed.
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>UK has lion heraldry
>lions never existed in the British isles
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>>54363
I prefer the dragon as a symbol.
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>>66748

The pleased face was clearly ironic. Not sure if that makes it better, tee bee ayyyytch
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>>68247
Murder in a flag... I like it
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>>68317
The Lions come from the Norman Plantagenets. I have no idea why they used a Lion though.
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>>54715
Looks so disappointed and shit, imagine having that posted on your wall as a child and just like imagining stuff about it
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>>68402

You're gonna love the old Benin flag, then.
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>>68439
neggid sord faidding
fugggg :DDD
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>>68439
Is this real!
Top kek
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>his national animal isn't even from his country
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>>54363
looks powerful

pic related, buenos aires city's flag
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>>69069
let me guess. Beunos aires is white huh??

T "100% celti iberian aztec with phoenician heiratege"

Faggot. thats how retarded you sound.
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>>69105
He didn't even claim anything, sounds like you're projecting
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>>69144


T guy who caught me and made me cry

;_;
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>>63960
>they did not follow the Roman Catholic Church
Since when has that made an empire not-roman?
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>>63960
>they did not follow the Roman Catholic Church
The schism only happened after the fall of the western Empire...Catholic is literally a greek word
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>>68411
There used to be lions in France during Middle Ages
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>>69956

proof ?
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It's mostly because powerful countries used them
I think that a better thing to symbolize a powerful and prosperous country would be the sun
>burn your enemies
>nourish your citizens
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>>67914
Nice
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>>66738
>The Holy Roman Empire
>Roman
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>>54618
To be fair, seagulls are hardcore motherfuckers.
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Best symbol of power coming through.
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>>70025
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_lions_in_Europe
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>>60505
C'mon man, they had barely latin as official language.
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>>54363
Literally just because of Rome
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>>71021
That's a awful drawing of a Griffen there Anon. :^)
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>>54363
flying stuff was unreachable to mankind. fascination grew from it.
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>>60686
Nice cock.
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>>54363
The bird above the swastika is a hawk, not an eagle.
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Eagles are glorious
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>>70925
>>>/cgl/
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>>70925
>To be fair, seagulls are hardcore motherfuckers.
Speaking as someone from the coast, I'm pretty sure they're just really dumb.
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>>71021
I agree
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>>60951
>>60781
Lions get BTFO by ostriches.
Clearly birds are the superior animals.
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>>54363
Condor > Eagle
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>>54780
Eaglefucker pls go
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CONDOR Y HUEMUL, POR LA RAZON O LA FUERZA
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>>73783
Also speaking as someone from the coast I think they are just really hungry
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>>54363
You have a big ass bird with bad ass sharp claws that don't fuck around, mainly eating what it wants. The fly where they want, and look fleek AF doing it, and humans what that kind of badassery and power so we use them to project what we want to be.
>On all levels except physical, I am an eagle.
>*Eagle noise*
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Not all nations with eagles were all that successful
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>>74116
Carrion eater pls go.
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>>74240
You can say that again.
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>>62448

That's not a sheep, why is it on your flag
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You are all weirdos.
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>>74451
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>2015
>Not having an Albatross on your flag like the best Argentine province
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>>54363
Pretty much all pagan religions had the sky god as his chief god. Eagle is the biggest and meanest animal in the sky. Eagle = Zeus/Tengri/Ohrmazd/Whoever.

So the romans adopt the big bird like literally everyone else. Centuries later, everyone with some roman cultural heritage does the same.
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>>60901
it represents pride you dumbass
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>>60686
Don't get too

cocky.
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>>71021
I like dragon symbols like the one of Bhutan but the qing one is ridiculous t.b.h.
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The imagery of a BOP flying around at the very top, swooping down at its own discretion to kill anything, is a very powerful symbolism for a country that likes to think itself on top.
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>>61149
>>61114
I used to chase roosters in this french park in Toulouse and the people got mad at me. I was like six though. Roosters are as cowardly as pigeons tbqh.
Geese, on the other hand, are really fucking agressive. One bit me once and stole my hot dog.
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>>74706
The Qing Dragon is bretty important as it is the highest rank of dragon in Sinic Symbology: Blue and five clawed dragon.

It stems from a Chinese Law that the Emperor's symbol shall be a five clawed dragon.
The rest are as follows
-4 claws for imperial family members
-3 for commoners.

Which meant that prior the use of national flags, the symbol of China was a five clawed dragon. The ruling affected other Asian countries to the point that nobody else will ever do a 5 clawed dragon.

It would be the equivalent of copying the American Flag as your own.
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