I was trying to think about what I would write about today. I wanted something interesting for you, Dear Readers and something fun and really represented me. Then the idea kind of smacked me in the face with it's tail. DRAGONS! I am absolutely bonkers for (as you can tell from the web address of this blog.
|All the Weyrs of Pern cover|
Over the years I have collected statues and stuffed animals, to books and weaponry that feature this mighty creature of legend. Also, there are so many different stories and myths about the dragon that range from greedy, fire breather that wants to fights knights and eat princesses to that of the story that a rainbow is formed from a dragon rubbing it's back against the sky during a storm. All of these stories are fascinating, even the ones that feature dragon that don't always look like dragon, but are considered dragons, the sea monster Kraken (form differs from area and storyteller. Sometimes it's a dragon and sometimes it's more like a giant squid) from the Greek myth of Andromeda or the Norse dragon Fafnir, who was a shape shifter.
|Samaranth by James A. Owen|
My favourite dragon has to be the Asian lung, a water/storm dragon that lives in rivers and clouds, depending on the species. Where they are located will determine how many toes they have. A Japanese dragon, in Japan will have more toes than a Korean dragon also in Japan. The same is for Korean and Chinese Asian Lung. So, the number of toes equates to power, based on where the dragon originates. And the pearl that they are so often depicted with is actually their egg. Asian Lung are considered more kindly and very wise, but you ultimately wouldn't want to piss off a dragon.