I don't have a link to share, just seems to me that ancient man read the landscape and its spiritual and supernatural significance seems to pivot mostly around Dragon myths.
Tiamat is a Mesopotamian creator goddess who, along with her mate Apsu represent the waters and together give birth to the gods. After the gods murder Apsu to gain power, Tiamat (portrayed as a sea dragon) gives birth to the first dragons and makes war on the gods in revenge. When she is killed by Marduk (sometimes also described as a dragon or being served by dragons), the heaven and Earth are made from Tiamat's body.
Academic Books on 'Dragonology':
Chinese Emperors and Sages are said to be sons of Heaven, therefore celestial dragons- Zhao, Qiguang. 2013. Dragons, East and West.
Humanity as Dragon-offspring of Igigi Aw-Ila and Dragon Annuna as Creator-Gods: Foster, Benjamin R. 2005. Before the muses: an anthology of Akkadian literature. Bethesda, Md: CDL Press.
Graeco-Roman dragon cults, suppressed by Christianity: Ogden, Daniel. 2013. Drakōn: dragon myth and serpent cult in the Greek and Roman worlds. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.