Originally Posted by ChildrenofSodom
Not necessarily. I think the stories of dragons and knights were around first. I think politicians being compared to dragons is better than dragons being compared to politicians, if that makes any sense at all.
There have always been power struggles, which is all that politics is. Mythologies -- the old stories -- themselves were built to reflect certain power relationships, preferences, moral codes... And what we learn from such stories does affect how we see the world and our place in it. So I believe fables and myths and fairy tales to be as political as anything.