legendary creature

A dragon is a legendary creature, belonging to mythology and fantasy. There are stories about dragons in Chinese culture, European culture, South American culture, and many others.

Paolo Uccello's "the dragon"
Chinese pot decorated with a dragon. Yuan dynasty
A pair of Kanglasha dragons installed inside the Kangla Palace in Manipur, India

There are many kinds of dragons in the different cultures. In general:

  • A dragon has none to four legs, claws, scales, spikes or optional wings.
  • A dragon can look like a reptile, such as a snake.
  • Some dragons can be heard about in stories, (e.g) George and the Dragon.

Dragons are in many stories such as How to Train Your Dragon (movie), and Harry Potter. Some stories, such as those by Anne McCaffrey, have dragons who are looking for help, or giving help. A dragon also appears in the Book of Revelation chapters 12-13, where he is seen as the Devil.


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