Humans first came into contact with Stone Dragons in Ancient Greece, when stonemasons extracted marble from quarries. Stone Dragons, being shy of humans, would stay very still when they were approached. Confused stonemasons assumed they were intricately carved sculptures. Soon, other artists attempted their own marble works.
Very rarely, stonemasons would catch ancient Stone Dragons moving when they were pretending to be still. Some enterprising masons would slowly earn the trust of these dragons. The masons would encourage the dragons to stay very still, then sell the dragons to artisans and merchants. At nighttime, the dragons would fly back to the masons, and they'd pick a new mark the next week.
If your Stone Dragon has been lying in the sun all day, make sure to wear gloves before touching it. Its marble skin soaks up and retains heat extremely well, and you could find yourself with some nasty burns.
Epic Stone Dragons were so revered in ancient Greece that many architects planned colossal monuments around the statues, elevating them to great spiritual status. Grand tombs, theatres, and emporiums were constructed around stationary Epic Stone Dragons, making them the centerpiece of the design. To many architects' dismay, the dragons would fly off in the night, leaving them to commision another statue to take its place.