The First Dragon of China

Even to these days, dragons in China are commonly regarded as benign symbols that were associated with rain, water sources and power. Chinese dragons typically appear as a blend of the physical attributes of several different creatures: the body of a snake, the antlers of a deer, the scales of a carp, and the paws … Continue reading The First Dragon of China

Origins and Nature of the First Dragons

Since ancient times, they were seen as the fantastical embodiment of chaos and evil, and they seem to be an important part in legends and myths in almost every culture ever since the cradle of civilization. People have pointed at crocodiles, dinosaurs and whales as the creatures that might have inspired the dragon myth, but … Continue reading Origins and Nature of the First Dragons