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:

  1. I love Chinese dragons too, they are so beautiful!

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

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  3. 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

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    1. Whole Foods Living: That sounds totally cool!

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  4. 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.

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    1. Hi Jen, I agree, dragons are fascinating.

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  5. 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.

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

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