Day 11 – Dragon

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#11 – Dragon

The brave men did not kill dragons. The brave men rode them – GOT


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Here I would be writing about the list of 5 dragons in Mythology and Folklore

  1. Chinese Dragon

Which is also called the Oriental (or Eastern) dragon. This snake like creature with limbs typically represents the Chinese dragons but when we explore China we might find dragon depictions that are also like turtles and fish. It is also a belief in China that Emperors were believed to be descended from dragons. Many historical leaders like Bruce Lee, Martin Luther King and Vladimir Putin were born in a Year of the Dragon. This is the country were most places are named after dragons.

  1. Japanese dragon

This dragon is called Ryu that also looks like a serpent and has legs like claws. They usually live in ocean, the clouds or heavens but Japanese dragons usually live in the sea. This is because Japan is an island, and the sea is present in most of its geography. It has often been the symbol of the Emperor or of a hero.

  1. Korean dragon

These dragons are nearly as popular as the Chinese and the Japanese dragons but they also hold several differences compared to the other two.  These dragons have four toes on each foot with the eyes of a rabbit and the underbelly of a frog. They also have a very long beard. The Korean Dragons are divided into three subspecies. These are the Yong, the Yo, and the Kyo. They are sky, ocean, and mountain dragons respectively. Yong is the most common and also the most powerful. They protect the upper realms. The Yo have no horns and guard the underwater kingdoms. The Kyo live in the mountains. Korean Dragons are more aggressive than their Chinese counterparts and they do not help humans as much, preferring simply to guard the kingdoms of the world or live in solidarity.

  1. Turkish dragons

The Turkish which are called as Ejderha or Evren secretes flames from its tail. There is no mention of these dragons having wings or legs because most Turkish dragons are described as gigantic snakes.

  1. Portuguese dragons

In Portuguese mythology Coca is a female dragon that fights with Saint George. She loses her strength when Saint George cuts off one of her ears.

Fascinating ain’t it? 

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