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  European Dragon - WikiBestiary
In European folklore, a dragon is a serpentine legendary creature.
The dragon of the modern period is typically depicted as a huge fire-breathing, scaly and horned dinosaur-like creature, with leathery wings, with four legs and a long muscular tail.
The female dragon represents harsh weather and is the destroyer of crops, the hater of mankind, and is locked in a never ending battle with her brother.
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  European dragon magical legendary creatures
In European mythology, a dragon is a serpent-like creature.
The dragon of the modern period is typically depicted as a large, winged dinosaur-like creature with the ability to breathe fire.
It is possible that the dragon legends of north-western Europe are at least partly inspired by earlier stories from the Roman Empire, or from the Sarmatians and related cultures north of the Black Sea.
myth.web-indexes.com /myths/European-Dragon.html   (588 words)

  
  European dragon - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The dragon of the modern period is typically depicted as a huge, scaly and horned dinosaur-like creature, with leathery wings and the ability to breathe fire.
The serpentlike dragon guardian of the spring or cleft, whose healing and oracular properties must not be approached without caution, was a protector of the original inhabitants of Greece (Pelasgians) and their prehistoric lore.
The female dragon represents harsh weather and is the destroyer of crops, the hater of mankind, and is locked in a never ending battle with her brother.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Western_dragon   (1890 words)

  
  European dragon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though a winged creature, the dragon is generally to be found in its underground lair, a cave that identifies it as an ancient creature of earth, like the mythic serpent, that was a source of temptation even in Eden.
The dragon of the modern period is typically depicted as a huge fire-breathing, scaly and horned dinosaur-like creature, with leathery wings, with four legs and a long muscular tail.
The female dragon represents harsh weather and is the destroyer of crops, the hater of mankind, and is locked in a never ending battle with her brother.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_dragon   (1993 words)

  
 DragonHolm.com
Dragons are particularly popular in China and the 5-clawed dragon was a symbol of the Chinese emperors, with the phoenix or fenghuang the symbol of the Chinese empress.
Dragons may be mental representations of natural human fears of snakes, wildcats, birds of prey, as well as teeth, claws, size, and even venom blending with fear of wildfire.
Dragon at the Hopperstad stave church near Vikøyri in Vik municipality, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.
www.dragonholm.com   (2765 words)

  
 Greater European Dragons
The anatomy of dragons is reptilian in structure, consisting of a long, sinuous neck, a scaly body and a tail that doubles the length of the trunk.
The dragon chews and swallows certain kinds of rocks which are processed in the combustion chamber and thus enables the dragon to exhale the famous fiery breath of dragon lore.
The Greater European Dragon is a live-bearer, birthing one dragonet and devoting 20 centuries to its upbringing.
www.jerusalemzoo.org.il /english/upload/month/dragon1.html   (589 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: European dragon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Greek and European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk (from the Greek basiliskos, a little king, in Latin Regulus) is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have the power of causing death by a single glance.
Saint-George is a municipality with 695 inhabitants (as of 2003) in the district of Aubonne in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.
Smocza Jama (dragons den) is a limestone cave in the Wawel Hill in Kraków.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/European-dragon   (5123 words)

  
 European dragon
In European mythology, a dragon is a serpent-like creature.
The dragon of the modern period is typically depicted as a large, winged dinosaur-like creature with the ability to breath fire.
It is possible that the dragon legends of north-western Europe are at least partly inspired by earlier stories from the Roman Empire, or from the Sarmatians and related cultures north of the Black Sea.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/wy/Wyrm.html   (553 words)

  
 Sommerland: European Dragons   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because the dragon first began as a snake or serpent, its evolving form has broadened the dragon whole to include a wide range of family members, from the early worm dragons; including the original worm, the lindworm, tazelworm and amphisbaena, to the chimerical cockatrice and its preceding basilisk.
Dragons eventually went on to dominate the serpent world; typical Western dragons (fire-breathers with six limbs) are known as the kings of all large serpents, and the smaller, extremely deadly basilisk was given the title as the king of all small serpents (Bullfinch, year unknown).
Dragons were held not in reverence (unless we count fearful awe as a form of reverence), but in terror and loathing for the sinful darkness they had long been associated with, and for the greed and lust they inspired in mankind.
www.sommerland.org /ondragons/races/races_european.html   (1778 words)

  
 European dragon
The dragon of the modern period is typically depicted as a huge fire-breathing, scaly and horned dinosaur-like creature, with leathery wings, with four legs and a long muscular tail.
The red dragon is unmistakably linked with the Welsh and it is believed the white dragon refers to the English, but some have speculated that it originates from Arthurian Legend where Merlin had a vision of the red dragon (representing Uther Pendragon) and the white dragon (representing Vortigen) in battle.
The legend of Saint George and the dragon is well-known in Italy.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/European_dragon.php   (2005 words)

  
 Celtic Dragon History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Red Dragon of Cadwallader or Cadwaller is the emblem of Wales - 'upon a mount vert, a dragon passant, wings expanded and endorsed gules - the Red Dragon Dreadful'.
The Heraldic dragon varies greatly, especially in the shape of its ears, but the wings are always those of a bat; the tongue and tail can be barbed; it breathes out fire and is a symbol of power, wisdom and one who has overcome an adversary or fortress.
Dragons are not even a race memory dating back to the days of the cavemen and their encounters with dinosaurs, as over 60 million years separate the end of the dinosaur age with the beginning of mankind.
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 European dragon - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Though a winged creature, the dragon is generally to be found in its underground lair, a cave that identifies it as an ancient creature of earth, like the mythic serpent, that was a source of knowledge even in Eden: knowledge is the temptation.
The typical dragon protects a cavern filled with gold and treasure and is often associated with a great hero who tries to slay it, but dragons can be written into a story in as many ways as a human character.
The red dragon is linked with the Britons who are today represented by the Welsh and it is believed that the white dragon refers to the Saxons who invaded Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries.
www.recipeland.com:8080 /facts/Western_dragon   (2077 words)

  
 European dragon - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In European mythology, a dragon is a serpent-like creature.
The dragon of the modern period is typically depicted as a large, winged dinosaur-like creature with the ability to breath fire.
It is possible that the dragon legends of north-western Europe are at least partly inspired by earlier stories from the Roman Empire, or from the Sarmatians and related cultures north of the Black Sea.
www.glasglow.com /E2/eu/European_dragon.html   (553 words)

  
 Dragoninfo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dragons along the foothills and the mountain peaks make their way to the plains after their quarry, and prey upon all the creatures in the marshes; for they can move faster than the wind, so that nothing escapes them.
Now the dragons of the mountains have scales of a golden color, are larger than the plains dragons, and they have golden bushy beards.
In an Egyptian legend the dragon is said to pursue Thuesis (Isis) while she is endeavoring to protect her son.
users.ev1.net /~hawke/dragoninfo.htm   (1218 words)

  
 Dragon « Folklore, Mythology, Lore, Legends, Culture, etc.
Modern depictions of dragons are very large in size,up to 50 miles in length, but some early European depictions of dragons were only the size of bears, or, in some cases, even smaller, around the size of a butterfly or even a flea.
Dragons are particularly popular in China, and along with the phoenix, the 5-clawed dragon was a symbol of the Chinese emperors.
The Dragon is the mascot of Drexel University.
folknation.wordpress.com /2007/12/07/dragon   (3884 words)

  
 European dragon - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Though a winged creature, the dragon is generally to be found in its chthonic lair, a cave that identifies it as an ancient creature of earth, like the mythic serpent, that was a source of knowledge even in Eden.
Dragon's blood often has magical properties: it enabled Siegfried to understand the language of the Forest Bird, and "dragon's blood" originally from the resin of the tree Dracaena (Dragon trees) on the Canary Islands and Socotra, is still a scarlet resin used in quality varnishes.
The later Babylonian dragon worshiped by the court of Cyrus the Persian, in the narrative in Bel and the Dragon probably dates to the late 2nd century BCE.
www.music.us /education/E/European-dragon.htm   (1954 words)

  
 Sviatoslav Loginov: On classification of European dragons (essay)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The differences in anatomy of dragons and humans are so great that the captives are absolutely useless for the kidnapper, but the instinct is inexorable and it hastens the coming of the unlucky animal's death.
Female dragon's blood must be less poisonous than blood of a male dragon because the filthy serpent doesn't have the time to roam searching for minerals, and the fire breath is a rather good defence.
Male dragons do not migrate to the west and die like lambs to be eaten by their children, and females don't migrate to steppes long since ploughed.
www.rusf.ru /english/loginov/books/eurdrag.htm   (3570 words)

  
 Dragons and Unicorns, dragons, unicorns, Minnesota Unicorn, Aquarius Unicorn, phoenix   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The three species generally accepted are the American flightless dragon, the European fire-breathing dragon and the Oriental mist-breathing dragon.
Dragons are most active at night, as their eyes cannot stand bright light.
The intellectual capacity of the dragon is akin to that of the phoenix.
www.tigerhawktalk.com /dragonsandunicorns.html   (1403 words)

  
 Dragon - Monstropedia - the largest encyclopedia about monsters
Chinese dragons, and Eastern dragons generally, are usually seen as benevolent, whereas European dragons are usually malevolent (there are of course exceptions to these rules).
Dragons are common (especially as non-player characters) in Dungeons and Dragons and in some computer fantasy role-playing games, such as the MMORPG RuneScape, the Final Fantasy series, Breath of Fire series, Fire Emblem series, and is also a type in the Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Magic the Gathering games.
The dragon is the emblem of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
www.monstropedia.org /index.php?title=Dragon   (3093 words)

  
 Final Fantasy Bestiary: Dragons
It's generally thought that a good deal of dragon myths were inspired by dinosaur fossils, and the firey breath attributed to European dragons could be an exaggeration of spitting cobras' venom.
The FF yellow dragon could've been taken from Chinese mythology - a yellow dragon was said to have introduced writing to the Emperor Fu Shi - or Square might have just given a random colour to another generic dragon.
In the West, dragons are often associated with demons (the Devil is sometimes referred to as a dragon in the Bible, and Medieval depictions of demons often depict them as resembling bipedal dragons) and thunder (basically an extension of fire breath, as lightning was, in turn, connected with fire)
members.lycos.co.uk /aspara/dragons.htm   (585 words)

  
 Independent Study Fair Report
The dragon in the Legend of the Lambton Worm was a knucker.
The European dragon is forty-five feet in length, thirteen to seventeen feet in height.
The marsupial dragon is twenty-five feet in length and fifteen to eighteen feet in height.
www.oberlin.k12.oh.us /talent/isp/reports2006/5andrew.htm   (2833 words)

  
 Successful cooperation extends Dragon Program
Following the success of the Dragon Programme, more than 300 leading European and Chinese scientists have gathered from 21 to 25 April 2008 in Beijing in the People’s Republic of China to present their results and to kick off the programme’s second phase, Dragon 2.
The Dragon Programme is a joint undertaking between ESA and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China designed to encourage increased exploitation of ESA and Chinese Earth Observation (EO) satellite data within China.
The Dragon 1 Programme, which began in April 2004, sought to stimulate increased scientific cooperation in EO science and applications between China and Europe.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2008-04/esa-sce042408.php   (619 words)

  
 Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids | American Museum of Natural History
In European stories, a dragonlike creature known as a basilisk was sometimes described as an enormous snake or lizard with a crown-shaped crest.
European naturalists once considered the dragon a close relative of the snake.
In Turkey and Syria, the dragon slayer Christians know as Saint George is sometimes revered as Al Khidr, a Muslim patron of spring and fertility.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/mythiccreatures/dragons/european.php   (634 words)

  
 Toy Review
Galvatron's beast mode is a robotic medieval European dragon (as opposed to an Asian dragon).
The most famous representation of the dragon comes from Medieval Europe, where it was depicted as a demonic creature, since in the Bible, the dragon was often a metaphor used to describe evil, destruction, and Satan.
European dragons were commonly represented with the tail of a serpent, scaly wings, the claws of a lion and the ability to breathe fire.
www.geocities.com /sonconvoy/review_galvatron.html   (575 words)

  
 Dragon Lair I: Dragonmist ~*~ Dragon History, Myth & Fantasy Art
We in the West are, of course, familiar with the classical form of the common European dragon (Draco magnificens), a four-legged creature with a tough, scaly hide, an eagle's talons, a long sinuous tail and a reptilian snout crowned with a pair of horns.
Dragons of the Near Eastern and European variety tend to adopt a terrestrial lifestyle, living high in remote mountainous areas, although there are exceptions: Irish dragons (Draco magnificens goidelis), for example, have an exclusively aquatic habitat.
Caverns adopted by Dragons as lairs are marked with a number of telltale signs: the cavern itself will be spacious, often enormous, with a sizeable passage connecting it to the outside world.
www.mythicalrealm.com /creatures/dragonmist.html   (592 words)

  
 Sviatoslav Loginov: On classification of European dragons (essay)
The differences in anatomy of dragons and humans are so great that the captives are absolutely useless for the kidnapper, but the instinct is inexorable and it hastens the coming of the unlucky animal's death.
Female dragon's blood must be less poisonous than blood of a male dragon because the filthy serpent doesn't have the time to roam searching for minerals, and the fire breath is a rather good defence.
Male dragons do not migrate to the west and die like lambs to be eaten by their children, and females don't migrate to steppes long since ploughed.
fiction.ru /english/loginov/books/eurdrag.htm   (3570 words)

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