Appreciate a Dragon Day began when Donita K. Paul wanted to celebrate the publishing of her first fantasy novel “Dragonspell”, part of the five-volume series, The DragonKeeper Chronicles.
Today is the day to appreciate the Dragon in your life…All Dragons!
Facts about Dragons:
Dragon legends appear in nearly all cultures.
In China, dragons symbolize wealth, power, and leadership
In China, emperors were believed to be descendants of dragons
A little dragon is called a “dragonet.”
In mythology, a female dragon is called a drakaina, which is the feminine form of the ancient Greek word for dragon, drakon.
The word “dragon” comes from the ancient Greek word draconata, meaning “to watch” or “to see.” The root may refer to a dragon’s reputation for guarding treasure, either real or metaphorical.
Dragons from Eastern cultures are more often depicted as kind, wise, and benevolent. Dragons from Western cultures typically are fire-breathing, evil, and symbolic of the battle between good and evil.
Red-colored stones are sometimes called “dragon stones” because they were believed to be hardened lumps of dragon blood.
The Uroboros, or tail-biting dragon, symbolizes the eternal circle of life. It is also an important symbol for medieval alchemists.
Scholars trace the dragon myth to ancient Babylon, 4,000 years ago. According to a Babylonian creation myth, Tiamat, a giant sea dragon, was murdered and his body cut in two, creating the sky and earth. From the dragon’s blood sprang the first human.