Wednesday, April 4, 2012

D is for I Love Dragons

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What's even cooler than a dragon tattoo? It's the serpentine figure depicted. I love the mythical creatures for a variety of reason. Mainly, because they're beautiful. Chinese dragons are my favorite for both their elegance and symbolism.


1. Dragons can be placed as far back as 4000 B.C.


2. Like a bird, like a plane, dragons can fly, and they are the largest creatures to do this.


3. As reported at Chinese Dragons, "The Chinese Dragon, or Lung , symbolizes power and excellence, valiancy and boldness, heroism and perseverance, nobility and divinity. A dragon overcomes obstacles until success is his. He is energetic, decisive, optimistic, intelligent and ambitious."


4. Where can you find dragons? You can find them in a wide variety of places such as caves or oceans.


5. Unlike other reptiles, dragons are homeothermic and don't require the sun.

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10 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

I love Chinese dragons too, they are so beautiful!

ResidentGamer said...

You write about the coolest stuff on this blog! I love it.

Whole Foods Living said...

Fun! My hubby loves dragons too! Actually, our fireplace mantle is decked out in dragons to celebrate the "Year of the Dragon"...or just because he got new dragons for Christmas! LOL! ~Angela

jen@ living a full life said...

I have a kimono that my dad brought back from Japan in the 40's after the war, has a beautiful dragon, just fascinating creatures.

Terri Pray said...

I've always been a huge fan of dragons, from about three or four I was fascinated by them! The Dragon Riders series cemented my love for them and I've not looked back since.

Jolie du Pre said...

I love them too, Kyra!

Jolie du Pre said...

Thanks Resident Gamer!

Jolie du Pre said...

Whole Foods Living: That sounds totally cool!

Jolie du Pre said...

Hi Jen, I agree, dragons are fascinating.

Jolie du Pre said...

Hey Terri, I think dragons are incredible, which is why I devoted **D** to them!