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In myths and legends of the world, dragons are often fire-breathing, reptile like creatures with wings, huge claws, and a long tail. They are usually made out as frightening and destructive monsters. Gods and heroes must slay them in symbolic battles of good over evil. But a few cultures, notably those of China and Japan view dragons in a positive light and use them as symbols of good fortune.
REAL DRAGONS There are dragons living among us right now. Komodo Dragons are one of the most dangerous animals around. They are definitely the most scariest, horrifying and dangerous reptiles. Komodo Dragons have such a bad bite that one bite from a Komodo could kill you in seconds and even Anacondas ( the worlds biggest snake) are scared of them. There is a full village devoted to curing bites from Komodo’s
Dragons Dragons deserve a category all their own because they are beasts found all over the world. But there are two distinct types of dragon: the dragon of the Western world and the dragon of the Eastern world. Western Dragons Native Americans believed in snake dragons, supernatural wisdom. These enormous, fire-breathing serpents have scaly green bodies and huge red wings. Greedy creatures, they hoard gold treasure in dens under the earth. Fierce and always hungry, a Western dragon will eat anything but especially likes weak, young, human flesh. Dragons live in caves, mountains, or lakes. They were particularly active in the Middle Ages, when brave knights challenged them to battle. Eastern Dragons Compared to Western dragons, these beasts are quite small. Their bodies are long, and they have two horns for ears. They have no wings, and their soft breath is said to form clouds. They do not roar; instead they make the sounds of beating gongs and jingling bells. Chinese dragons dine on sparrows. They live wherever there is water. They are kind and wise friends of human beings.
Chris d'Lacey Born December 19, 1954 (age 60) Notable works: The Fire Within Icefire Fire Star The Fire Eternal Dark Fire Fire World The Fire Ascending