Category Archives: Fictional Dragons

Dragon Movie: The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh

A company in Britain, the Chagford Filmmaking Group, that makes beautiful low-budget movies of British fairy tales, is about to premiere a new dragon movie, The Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heugh, based on an old Northumbrian fairy tale. In this … Continue reading

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Changing Attitudes Toward Dragons in the West

Dragons used to be villains in European myth and fiction—always. Knights were celebrated for slaying them, and no one cared about the dragon’s viewpoint. There was even a connection with religion. For example, St. George, the mythical hero of Britain, seems … Continue reading

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The First Dragon

Author: James Crowe Have you ever been curious about the first Dragon in history? Where it was from, did it have a name? I know I was. I also realized that I would have to settle on the first Dragon … Continue reading

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Do You Really Know Your Dragons?

Image via Wikipedia Descriptions of dragons run the gamut from diabolical and vile to gentle and mild. However, no matter how cunning and cruel or naïve and good, one thing has remained unchanged throughout the long history of dragons – … Continue reading

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Dragon Collectibles Are Not Just For Gifts

When you bring dragon figures into your home, you are taking a step toward establishing an atmosphere of peace and mysticism. While there are many types of dragon collectibles, pewter dragons seem to be the choice of most purists. Their … Continue reading

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Here Be Dragons! Why?

Is there anybody from the age of four onwards on the face of the Earth who isn’t aware of the mythological creature popularly known as the dragon? The exceptions would be so relatively rare that I would have to conclude … Continue reading

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The Dragon Figurine and its Mysterious History

One of my favorite dragon figurines collectible is the statue of a dragon with the globe. This small statue represents the true power of the dragon figurines and its mythical powers. I have always thought that dragons were the ultimate … Continue reading

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Dragons in Modern Literature

Firstly, what is a dragon? Mythology, folktales and religious myths worldwide involved dragons, Chinese to Persian. ‘Dragon’ derives from ‘Drakonta’, ‘To Watch’ – this would perhaps insinuate that their true nature is divine, not evil! Dragons are generally of a … Continue reading

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The Red Dragon of St. John, the Divine

Perhaps the dragon that has had the most influence on Westernized Christian thought is the red dragon that dominates the last book of the New Testament. The author of this book, who simply identified himself as John, had been exiled … Continue reading

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Dragon Antique Walking Canes

In both the East and West, dragons are a symbol of power. A wizard who can control a dragon or a warrior who can conquer this great creature will command the power of his world. It is sometimes the evil … Continue reading

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