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Dracontology - Dragons!

This group will engage Dracontology a full study of dragons - their spiritual symbolism, role in history and place in cultural lore and legend. Prepare to have fun as your perception is expanded.

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Far away in the twilight time

Of every people, in every clime,

Dragons and griffins and monsters dire,

Born of water, and air, and fire,

Or nursed, like the Python, in the mud

And ooze of the old Deucalion flood,

Crawl and wriggle and foam with rage,

Through dusk tradition and ballad age.

John Greenleaf Whittier in “The Double Headed Snake of Newbury


 

For millennia, few creatures have fascinated mankind, enticed imagination,  or become embedded in human consciousness more than the dragon. These magnificent beasts and their relatives have been found in every eco-system on the planet from the mountains of Greece to the forests of northern Europe to the volcanic planes of Mesoamerica to the valleys of China. The noble dragon can no longer be delegated to the world of fiction made into a cheap joke and visual cliché by cartoonists and animators for he is a part of worldwide culture and spiritual beliefs that sustain his glory and meaning.

Let’s delve into the symbolic, sociologic and even geographic significance of Dragons. Do tread lightly and be respectful …

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary describes a dragon as, “an imaginary animal usually pictured as a huge serpent or lizard with wings and large claws.” Some of the historic names for Dragons are Wyvern, Lung, Lindworm, Knucker, and of course Western Dragon.

The Lung is the dragon of china. It was said to be able to fly although it is described as not having wings but rather a long serpent like body with scales, four or five toes, a feathery tail and long whisker like feelers around its head. The Lung had the capacity to shape shift into many different guises including human but its favorite from was that of a large Gold Fish or Carp and this may be why Coy ponds were thought to be spiritual places for enlightenment. It is believed that the Lung taught the Chinese how to write and many legends describe how the Lung shared their wisdom and power with the worthy.

The Lindworm or any of the worm dragons are the most associated with a family curse. They are described as being long like a snake some having two legs, aquatic by nature and belligerent by temperament. The Lambton Worm legend dated 1420 is said to have occurred in Durham England and is still talked about today in that community (read about the Lambton Worm in the Dragon Lore section). Knuckers are similar to Worms but have four legs and vestigial wings.

The most viewed dragon in modern films and literature is the Western Dragon. This dragon has been depicted as good or evil. It has four legs and wings and breathes fire. Historical accounts of this type of Dragon hold many of the modern descriptions except that none of the Western Dragons of olden times were good by nature and most were slain by the hero of the stories. These Dragons varied in type and color by the region in which they dwelled. The Frost Dragon would breathe a freezing wind that would instantly freeze its prey. In some cases the breath contained poisons gas or acid.

Do you have a belief in Dragons, not in the way they were depicted in Western Literature but more in the way of the East? Is a Dragon  a dweller of a realm that very few of us will ever see again due to our lack of awe at the beauty and mystery of the world? Are they spiritual guides and keepers of the knowledge that we with our 'science' have lost the right to acquire?

 

Do you have a personal spiritual Dragon that helps guide you sometimes and dwells within you ready to lend his courage and wisdom to you in a time of need? Keep the flame of the Dragon as a light to see into the darkness and remember that there are always more than one side to every coin and every situation. Your dragon is a treasure so keep it close to your heart and it will guard you well.

Last of all, if you find yourself in an evil Dragon’s territory I remember that you might taste mighty good with ketchup to him!

NOW - take the Dragon Test!

http://www.armory.com/tests/draconity.html

DRACONIC DIVERSITY

There are other Dragon Types that represent combined species. Here are some of them …

 

 

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Comment by Sunmover on January 20, 2012 at 3:48pm
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Comment by Seagypsy on November 3, 2011 at 1:13pm
I am enjoying all of these posts, Sky.  I love seeing Europe, etc as the dragon.  Thanks so much, Turukai - wonderful stuff.urukai
Comment by Turukai on October 28, 2011 at 5:32pm
Art OF The Dragon!
Comment by Seagypsy on October 21, 2011 at 3:19pm
Just in time for 2012 - the Aztec/Mayan Dragon
Comment by Seagypsy on October 18, 2011 at 2:04pm

Gotta love those French dragons :-)

 

Comment by Seagypsy on October 17, 2011 at 11:58am

Water Dragon - weird as I live on a boat and swim daily -

You are the wisest and the most intelligent dragon. Your lifespan is usually much longer then any other dragon’s. You prefer not to fight, but to resolve problems peacefully, however you are very skilled in ancient magic, that helps you protect yourself. You sometimes share your knowledge with humans or other dragons.

Comment by ancestralblue on October 12, 2011 at 7:11pm
Got it!
Comment by Lotuslakedawn on October 9, 2011 at 2:10pm
Seagypsy very interesting link thanks .
Comment by Seagypsy on September 29, 2011 at 3:09pm
Comment by Seagypsy on September 29, 2011 at 1:19pm

http://members.tripod.com/~american_almanac/fallhous.htm

lotus, this is a really interesting subject as the royal family of today lead the CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, etc. in the shadows.  The queen is at the top but Prince Phillip, a regular old rake, does the dirty work.  There is a lot of stuff on the internet about this but you have to read between the lines

 
 
 

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