Western Dragon : whes-turn drag-enPHYSIOLOGY: Thick, long bodied, scaly skin, four strong  legs, two bat-like wings, wedge-shaped heads, and long necks.  They  usually are portrayed as breathing fire.  Some breeds of these dragons  have been known to be shape changers, and others have the chameleon  power to change color of their background.  They are sometimes displayed  as having a spade or spiked tail.  They eat but once a month on a sheep  or ox, or even a human (myth says they prefer virgin maidens). They can  be any color, or many colors, depending on the breed of the dragon.    See the dragon Physiology page for more info.HISTORY:  When most people think “dragon” they most likely  think of the Western dragon.  Western dragons are usually portrayed as  evil, mean, and bloodthirsty.  They were also known to have huge hoards  of gold and jewels hidden in their lairs.   The most famous dragons are portrayed as Western-type dragons: St. George and the  Dragon , Beowulf  and the Dragon, and    Draco in the movie DragonHeart. Some stories have the western dragon as the  Devil in Christianity. Other stories in legend say that eating a  dragons’ heart will give the consumer the power of understanding birds,  eating the dragons’ tongue enables the person to win any argument, and  rubbing the dragons’ blood on skin will protect against stab wounds.   Another myth references Vlad Drakul to mean Son of the Dragon, or Devil.  The end of the dragon came with Christianity, and knights that were  eager to prove their faith.  The knights quickly discovered that  dragon-hunting was very profitable, and soon most the dragons in the  world were destroyed in a very short time.   Vikings had dragon figureheads on the prow of their ships.  The  dragons on the ships were believed to endow keen site and cunning to the  Viking warriors. Today the Welsh flag still has a  red dragon on a green/white background, and the red dragon is their  national symbol.

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Western Dragon : whes-turn drag-en

PHYSIOLOGY: Thick, long bodied, scaly skin, four strong legs, two bat-like wings, wedge-shaped heads, and long necks. They usually are portrayed as breathing fire. Some breeds of these dragons have been known to be shape changers, and others have the chameleon power to change color of their background. They are sometimes displayed as having a spade or spiked tail. They eat but once a month on a sheep or ox, or even a human (myth says they prefer virgin maidens). They can be any color, or many colors, depending on the breed of the dragon. See the dragon Physiology page for more info.

HISTORY: When most people think “dragon” they most likely think of the Western dragon. Western dragons are usually portrayed as evil, mean, and bloodthirsty. They were also known to have huge hoards of gold and jewels hidden in their lairs. The most famous dragons are portrayed as Western-type dragons: St. George and the Dragon
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Beowulf and the Dragon, and Draco in the movie DragonHeart. Some stories have the western dragon as the Devil in Christianity. Other stories in legend say that eating a dragons’ heart will give the consumer the power of understanding birds, eating the dragons’ tongue enables the person to win any argument, and rubbing the dragons’ blood on skin will protect against stab wounds. Another myth references Vlad Drakul to mean Son of the Dragon, or Devil. The end of the dragon came with Christianity, and knights that were eager to prove their faith. The knights quickly discovered that dragon-hunting was very profitable, and soon most the dragons in the world were destroyed in a very short time. Vikings had dragon figureheads on the prow of their ships. The dragons on the ships were believed to endow keen site and cunning to the Viking warriors. Today the Welsh flag still has a red dragon on a green/white background, and the red dragon is their national symbol.

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