Monday, April 21, 2008

Dragons

Dragons are important mythological creatures. ragons are mythical creatures that appear in many different cultures and time periods.
Dragons have been described as monsters, serpents, reptiles, or beasts. There is something magical about dragons that has kept our intrigue over many centuries.
Dragons are usually thought to have wings and breathe fire. They also are said to have scales and claws. Some also have horns. Almost always they are said to be venomous. Some dragons may have two or more heads. They may also have more than one tail. They may have two, four or even more legs; however, most are known to have four legs. Dragons are said to eat things such as rats, birds, snakes, bats, or even humans, especially children. Dragons are very intelligent creatures. They live in remote areas, far away from humans, in places that are dark, damp and secluded, such as caves. Dragons were first thought of as creatures who lived in water. Later they became associated with fire. Sea serpents may have been the first dragons, and may be the reason for this association. Almost all dragon stories portray the dragon as the villain from whom the hero must protect the city or the princess. But some dragons can take on the form of the protector. The biggest differences in dragons usually come from different cultures, especially the cultures of the East and the West. Each culture seems to have their own idea about dragons. Dragons cannot be put all into one group, as there are so many dragons. Each culture seems to have their own type of dragon, and each of these dragons is usually very different. Some people have said that dragons once existed, maybe during the time of the dinosaurs. Others believe that dragons began around the same time the earth began. A few people even claim to have seen a dragon in their life time. Of these people who claim to have seen one, they usually agree that it was humans who finally defeated the dragons. But most of all, dragons are fascinating, magical creatures who have captivated our attention for thousands of years. The many different kinds of dragons and the ability for us to use our imagination to create these creatures only adds to their appeal. Many stories have been told about these great beings and it seems like dragons are a part of our mythical history. Whether these creatures are or ever were real probably doesn't matter due to the fact that the imagination can create them in almost any situation. Dragons have often been used in art work. Pictures or sculptures of dragons seem mysterious and magical. Fashion has found style in these magical creatures, especially in the Eastern dragons.

Modern fantasy describes dragon characteristics in great detail. A dragon looks much like a reptile, at least at first glance. It has a muscular body, a long, thick neck, a horned head, and a sinuous tail. It walks on four legs with clawed feet, and it flies using its vast, batlike wings. Heavy scales cover a dragon from the tip of its tail to the end of its snout.
Dragons are different sizes, of course. They start out as eggs, from 1-4 feet in length, and about half that in diameter. As adults, some species of dragons can be as long as 85 feet, with a wingspan of 170 feet. A dragon's eye has a large iris and a vertical pupil, like a cat. This allows the pupil to open extremely wide and admit much more light than a human eye. The white of a dragon's eye us often not white, but yellow, gold, green, orange, red, or silver. A dragon's eye is protected by a leathery outer eyelid and three smooth inner eyelids. The innermost membrane is crystal clear and protects the eye from damage while the dragon flies. The other two eyelids mainly serve to keep the eye clean. They are not as thin nor clear as the innermost membrane. A dragon can use these inner lids to protect its eyes from sudden flashes of bright light. Dragons are hatched from eggs. These eggs vary in size depending on the dragon type, but are usually the same color as the mother dragon. Dragon eggs have elongated, ovoid shapes and hard, stony shells. When born, a dragon's scales are as soft as tissue paper, and slowly harden as the dragon ages. During the first year of life, a dragon's scales will be very soft and supple. Over time, they will become as hard as stone or steel. Metallic dragons' scales start out very dull, but become shinier throughout the life of the dragon.




11 comments:

TOMBOY GIRL said...

I'VE READ THAT DRAGON PIC AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PG IS REAL!

Beetle said...

You make a very good point. I myself study dragons to a great extent.

Shelonix said...

well in first your descriptions about the dragons as so great, is perfect!!! ^u^ and second well thank you for talk about the dragon no much people talking about theres but you are diferent i think the dragon is he more amazong creature on the earth and all should be alabed this fantastic creatures!!! well sorry for my letter but and don´t speak and write the english very well but i do the better!!!! well bye!! and always love the dragons because i do!! ^.^

shelonix-Long!!!

only a little cuestion:
do you speak or write spanish???

Siak said...

i jest wached a documentary about dragons and its called dragon's world a fantasy made really and it showed the dragon bodys in it and how they found two dragon bodys and its now in the museum in london but the thing that i dnt get is if ther ws dragons why dounet say it in book's and stuff ???

Bamf Productions said...

that's crazy cool! I'm a big dragon fan and this is really sweet

fantasy said...

the pics could also be fake i mean i want to think its real but it could be made out of wax by a really good artist plus since dragons are really smart they might know how to live forever or at least know how to preserve a dead body. sorry that im being so negative.^~^

Nicola said...

dragons are awesome but they never existed, because it would be in the BIBLE.

DrazilDragon2 said...

Hello to ye..i am new to this site (just found it) i love to talk about dragons yet idk very much about them and wish to know more..so i will be coming by here alot and see what's going on..your new friend DrazilDragon2 (Youtuber) ^.=.^ Vm

JFAC said...

I like Komodo dragons. But fantasy dragons are fun to look at and draw.

JFAC said...

I am a good artist so I draw dragons a lot. Some are good some not so much. Most turn out very well. I paint them by the way.
P.S. -
Dragons obviously never existed. sorry.

Inferno said...

i found a cupple mistakes in your knowledge for one with i get very sick of fixing is that if a dragon has more then one head that its a fliping hidra not a dragon!!! and if it only has two leges and two wings ist a wavern. but i have a few things to say about a dragon being good or bad cuz i found this site that labeld all dragons evil and if you rilly do like dragons you would get mad at the guy for putting that site up i dident stay on the site longenuf to remember the name but dragons are animals so would you label a lion evil for living, yes if I was being hunted I would get a little evil at the people that wher hunting me but that not the entier story in myth people wher also rasing dragons to ride, to fight with and jest for pets so like dogs you can be the caus of a evil dragon or you could be the caus of a good dragon that will fight by your side or even a army of riding dragond to fight a war with so if you ever find a site that labels all dragons or all of any thing do what you can to make it right my name is michael atkinson and this is my first and last thing im gonig to say on this site.