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Here's the Thirteenth Hoax which is a Mesopotamian cylinder depicting what Woetzel claims to be sauropod dinosaurs shown in comparison with an artist's modern conception of an Apatosaurus. In Woetzel's blind eyes, "There are many striking similarities between these two depictions." Except that the animals in the cylinder are not in fact sauropods, but Serpopards, feline animals of Egyptian Mythology that is a cross between a serpent (snake) and a leopard (or more accurately a lioness). They may look like sauropod dinosaurs but look closely and you'll see they are in fact not. Serpopards have feline-type bodies, ears, legs, feet, tail, and are shown to have long swan-like necks entwining each other in complete contrast to sauropod necks which are a lot like giraffe necks. They're less flexible and can't coil the way Serpopards on the cylinder can. Even the birds is shown to have a feline-type heads, too. The feline ears, in which Woetzel stupidly claims to be stylized or accurate on a sauropod, are found in reality to be non-existent on any sauropod (let alone any other dinosaur) which has, instead, small openings on each side of the head right near the jaw. These openings serve as the actual ear. The leg posture shown on the Serpopards look more cat-like in contrast to sauropod legs that are more elephant-like. The Serpopard bodies are also in great contrast to sauropod bodies in which the sauropod body is more round and elephant-like while the Serpopards have flat, feline-like bodies. And the tail of the Serpopards are long, skinny, and ends in a bulge while the sauropods have incredible, long whiplash tails that end in a point. Therefore, upon final analysis, we find that the Serpopards on the cylinder with their feline-style legs, feet, body tail, heads, and especially ears do not fit sauropods in any stylized or accurate form. Thus, it is totally stupid to regard such comparisons as accurate with "stunning realism" while none of the details clearly match up with one another.
At the end of the paragraph, Woetzel stupidly asks, "One has to ask where the artist got the model to draw so convincingly the trunk of a saurapod?" Uh don't you mean "sauropod" Woetzel? And don't you get it in your head that there's no evidence for trunks on a sauropod? The artist didn't use a doggone thing to draw such fantasy animals. He just made them up out of modern animal composites based on observations of modern animals like the snake, the lion, and leopard. Modern animals and humans are all the models the ancient artisans ever needed to create and composite such fantastic animals and monsters that only exist in mythology.
In Woetzel's own little world, any mythical animal is a dinosaur regardless of how wrong and inaccurate the images are in direct comparison with all modern conceptions of dinosaurs based on fossil evidence and modern studies of their bone structure. Creationists would foolishly take an image of a mythical animal and make senseless comparisons with dinosaurs in hopes of getting a match that's not really there. All conceptions of dinosaurs are drawn by those who saw dinosaur images in science books, comics, movies depicting Hollywood caricatures of dinosaurs, and actual skeletons of dinosaurs in museums whether in person or in a photo. A mythical animal on the other hand are simply imaginary animals that are composites based on only observations of modern animals that represent deities respectfully. It's done to enhance one's religious beliefs and make the stories much more entertaining. Serpopards are such animals that only exist in Egyptian and Mesopotamian myths. These are inspired by the Egyptians who composite them from modern animals, like the lion and the snake, in honor of deities each modern animal represent. Except birds, dinosaurs are not among the animals the ancients observed and feature in their mythology.
The fourteenth hoax is an Egyptian seal claimed to belong to Tuthmosis III (misspelled as Tutmosis III) which is false. The actual cartouche of Thutmoses III is this. The seal Woetzel shows actually depicts a Nile crocodile, yet Woetzel stupidly insists it's a [sic] "Sauropterygia-like animal (type of plesiosaur)." out of ignorance of the crocodile having only scutes, sprawling legs, and webbed feet while all members of Sauropterygia have paddle-like flippers and completely lack scutes on their bodies.
The 15th - 18th hoaxes shows artifacts that depict winged snakes wrongly regarded as "dinosaur representations." Heck. None of what is shown on the page are "dinosaur representations." Just because these animals look scary and reptilian doesn't mean they're dinosaurs and/or representations of them. They clearly show features and characteristics dinosaurs don't in fact have like a limbless body for instance. These artifacts only show winged snakes Woetzel stupidly regards as "dinosaurian representations" despite the fact they have no limbs and are just snakes with bird wings. These winged serpents are not "dinosaurian representatives" but representations of the Egyptian goddess Wadjet who, in form of a winged snake, with a circle on her head representing the sun, guards and protects the Egyptian kings from their enemies.
Next, 19th - 24th hoaxes, also not exactly hoaxes, shows Egyptian palates, a cartouche, and a wand depicting Serpopards again. Serpopards that Woetzel insists idiotically to be nothing more than an Egyptian's attempt to depict a dinosaur.
"The preponderance of these long-necked depictions in ancient art (note also the Egyptian wand depiction) motivated archaeologists who do not believe men and dinosaurs coexisted to invent a name for this particular creature. It is called a "serpopard," supposedly a mosaic of a serpent and a leopard. But for those who believe that man was created in the beginning alongside the great reptiles, these palettes seem to be an attempt to depict a sauropod dinosaur."
An excellent gem coming from a creationist who would rather engage in blind foolish ignorance and not have a single clue to what a dinosaur really looks like based on fossil evidence and studies of their bone structure than face reality. In Woetzel's blinded eyes, if it looks like a sauropod dinosaur, it must be a sauropod dinosaur, never mind it being just a big cat with a long neck and sometimes seen with spots like a giraffe which is another composite of the Serpopard. Even when one blindly believes that man was created alongside "the great reptiles," it's still wrong and foolish to regard the Serpopard as a sauropod dinosaur and ignore all of its clear features of it being just a big cat.
These long necked big cats are proof that Egyptians, especially Pre-dynastic Egyptians, can create fantastic animals just like any other race just by composing modern animals and humans into amalgamated monsters that captivate the people the same way people are captivated by unicorns and mermaids today.
The 25th hoax depicts two sea monsters on a Roman Mosaic which Paul Taylor, the author of The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the [sic] Bible, "likens to a the web-footed Tanystropheus" shown alongside of the hoax. Problem with this claim is that the two monsters are shown to have just two limbs, horse-like heads with pointed ears and a nose horn, and fish-like tails the image seems to cover up. In part 3 of my Great Dinosaur Mystery essay, I debunked this claim by saying that these mythical chimera-type creatures were inspired by discoveries of fossil remains of Synthetoceras, a prehistoric deer from the Miocene Epoch that had antlers in its forehead and the nostril area just like the monsters seen on the mosaic. Tanystropheus does not have such features the two monsters have, but instead have only 4 limbs and a very stiffen neck. Thus, making it a wrongful kind of liking to take in blindly regarding these 2 strange long-necked hippocamps as Tanystropheus.
Next comes the 26th hoax which is another not-exactly-a-hoax relic know as The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina which, in one part, depicts a beast being attacked by hunters. Next to the creature is the Latin name, "Krokodilopardalis," (also spelled as "Crocodilopardalis") the "crocodile leopard," which is the name of the creature being hunted in the picture. This crocodile-like beast is falsely regarded as a dinosaur out of ignorance of it looking absolutely nothing like any dinosaur known. It may probably have been an artist conception of a monitor lizard seen living along the shores of the Nile.
Now comes the 27th hoax which tells a story about a discovery of a peculiar bird with reptilian characteristics discovered in Totonacapan, in northeastern section of Veracruz, Mexico.
"An ancient Mayan relief sculpture of a peculiar bird with reptilian characteristics has been discovered in Totonacapan, in northeastern section of Veracruz, Mexico. José Diaz-Bolio, a Mexican archaeologist-journalist responsible for the discovery, says there is evidence that the serpent-bird sculpture, located in the ruins of Tajín, is not merely the product of Mayan flights of fancy, but a realistic representation of an animal that lived during the period of the ancient Mayans - 1,000 to 5,000 years ago. If indeed such serpent-birds were contemporary with the ancient Mayan culture, the relief sculpture represents a startling evolutionary oddity. Animals with such characteristics are believed to have disappeared 130 million years ago." (Anonymous, "Serpent-Bird of the Mayans," Science Digest, vol. 64 November 1968, p. 1)
Don't count on the carving to be an Archaeopteryx, pterosaur, or any Mesozoic animal. For this carving, discovered by Jose Diaz-Bolio, an archaeologist who invented a theory on how the Mayans use the rattlesnake to shape their beliefs and culture, could possibly be that of Quetzalcoatl, "The Feathered Serpent of Ancient Mexico", a well known Mexican deity who is depicted as a limbless serpentine dragon cloaked in feathers of a quetzal, a well known bird native to the Mexican region. He is sometimes seen in his human incarnate form cloaked elaborately in quetzal feathers. According to legend, Quetzalcoatl is said to have been banished from his land by a rival deity named Tezcaltlipoca, who was his enemy. He usurped him after fighting him over world leadership prior to creating it altogether. As Quetzalcoatl sailed away on a raft made of snakes, he made a promise to his people that he will someday return to reclaim his world he lost to Tezcaltlipoca and rule over his people once more.
The 28th hoax depicts an alleged sauropod petroglyph located underneath a rock bridge in Utah in which Woetzel claims that even evolutionists have acknowledged this as a sauropod despite the fact that this is the result of creationists distorting the rock art depicting an amalgamated monster that looks nothing like any sauropod known. Not even "Brontosaurus." They deliberately made it as if it is a sauropod while it's not. To really see what the rock art really depicts, see Utah's false Testimony to Catastrophe.
The 29th hoax depicts a strange bird-like monster found in an old vintage book entitled Strange Prehistoric Animals and Their Stories by A. Hyatt Verrill who, in one part of the book, tells about a discovery he made while exploring the ruins of an ancient temple in Panama where the Cocle', an ancient Central American civilization, once flourished in from 1330 to 1520 AD. What he found were pottery decorated with bird-like images of what he believes to be "realistic" depictions of ‘pterodactyls' creationists would like to make believe they were based on seeing live pterosaurs at one time in consistent with the other 2 alleged sightings they mentioned in the article. But that's not what Verrill wrote about in his book. When put in full context, we find that Verrill was only describing these drawings and concludes that these creatures were made based on early sightings of just pterosaur fossils, not live pterosaurs. However, according to Mayor (pg. 97-99 in Fossil Legends and the First Americans, again), the drawings including this one..
…might represent another animal known only from fossils since the drawings in some cases depicts no teeth in their jaws and various number of toes on each foot. The "crests" on their heads look more like deer-type antlers and the wings appear to be nothing more than just arms bending backwards with only 2 curved separately arranged claws on each side. Pterosaurs only had 4 fingers on each wing, beak-like jaws, and a hairy gorilla-like body.
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