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Dragon


The dragon is one of the most known-about of the fantasy creatures of mythology and legends. Its history is so diverse and spread across the known history of the Earth that some contend that the creature was truly a creature of myth, legend, and perhaps the history of earth's beginning.

Sumerian mythology claims that the world was built on the back of a slain beast known as Tiamat, which was described as a monster or dragon. Asian legend claims that dragons (eastern variety) were venerated as spirits of the divine, and that they were both protectors and instigators of mankind. Western dragons developed in tales of knightly quests and damsels in distress, and had slowly become a creature of legend and faery tale alone. When dinosaur bones were discovered by peasants and commoners of the era, they could have been mistaken for the bones of dragons.

Some modern pagan and Spiritualist sects still see dragons as symbols (or archetypes) of power, wisdom, sorcery or protection. Some believe that you can summon or call on a dragon, but to do so requires both a well-developed of value and ethics, as well as great willpower of the summoner, as well as a deep respect and modesty toward the spirit of the dragon, which can be fickle, proud and irritated by human dabbling instead of truly organized and willful spiritual work, which the dragons regard as equal in their stature. Great works of information can be found in some modern literature on Dragon Magick and Dragon Summoning, mainly from neo-pagan publication companies.

The dragon is commonly referred to as a serpent, a reptilian creature with four legs and sometimes with wings like a bat, bird or reptilian beast. In Aztec and Mayan mythology, early on in their history visitors came to see them riding on large boats of wood and iron, and riding on or accompanied by 'feathered serpents' which came to be a term for the South and Central American natives to be like that of the dragon, and even some mythological deities and legendary heroes were thought to be like these feathered serpents, including Quetzocoatl, a central figure in such mythology.



Middle Earth Dragons

Dragon -Dragons are incredibly rare to come by. Most are thousands upon thousands of years old, and some have been known to live up to two million years before going to the wyvern in the sky, as they refer to it. Dragons come in many variaties, some evil, some good, and some who don't care. All dragons have wings, and they all can breathe fire. They all have exeptionaly good eye-sight, the can see up to five times the distance of humans, and can see in the dark nearly as well as they can in the light. Dragons have diffrent stages of age, wyrmling, infant, very young, young, pubertic, maturing, adult, mature adult, wyrm, and great wyrm. There are legends about dragons that have grown older and more powerfull than greatwyrms. . .

Here is a list of the common dragon species:

Good dragons:
gold dragons
silver dragons
metallic dragons
Evil Dragons:
red dragons
black dragons
white dragons
As you can probably tell, I've left a lot to the imagination, and that's because there is no certain type of dragon, they are all different, and are only similar in how they look and how they act.
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See Dragons - Biology, Sociology, and Magic for a new class on dragons. It is located in Androntel Academy, which endorses the Elftown Academy. This class is taught by [xido] and [Nicolai Antredias] and their helpers and students.

For more types of dragons, see wyvern and drake

Dracology is the study about dragons.




How to draw a dragon: www.elfwood.com/farp/dragons/

Dragon Poetry

A somewhat-abandoned classroom seminar on Dragons can be found in the histories of ET's Elftown Academy.

Other dragon pages: wyrm, dragon description

Dragons are sometimes encountered in the Elftown Community, often in the Text Adventures, and along with many other beasties in the Creature_List / The Creature List


The images on this page are taken from <news:[ECM Dragon@wiki] Winners!> and ECM Dragon Art.

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2004-07-25 [Atje]: why couldn't people think there nice? ever met one who wasn't friendly perhaps?

2004-07-25 [dr]: i think the reason people think dragons are mean is because they fight in self defense. they always wright the stories of them just protecting themselves. never do they give them a chance to prove that they are a truly friendly creature. like the dragon in this story here, he's just fighting back for protection.

2004-07-25 [Atje]: I don't know why but I alway loved dragons and when you say something about it pfff

2004-07-25 [dr]: dragons are my favorite creature (id love em even more if they existed) thats why im tryin to stick up for this dragon in the story

2004-08-28 [fungyew]: idiots there are good and evil dragons just like humans

2004-08-29 [dr]: this dragon is neutral and is just trying to stay alive.

2004-08-30 [Atje]: well good that you realise that

2004-09-07 [The Monochrome Rainbow]: I love dragons too.....

2004-09-08 [dr]: muaha! the dragon speaks!

2005-01-11 [Saelynn Amira]: Dragons may stay neutral but they will help to protect all sides

2005-01-13 [dr]: at the moment the dragon is just trying to stay alive XP

2005-02-09 [dr]: why you need it? I mean, I guess I could since nobody really comes here in the first place...

2005-02-10 [dr]: and your character's name is dragon?

2005-02-10 [dr]: and, to tell you the truth, this isn't my wiki either...I found it unattended and decided to pick it up for whoever decided to drop by and add to the story. -_-;;;

2005-02-10 [dr]: I suppose [Tobias] would be the owner since he's the first commenter on the page

2005-02-15 [Sgiathatchh]: more dragon fans! finally! yeah

2005-02-22 [dr]: Sure I guess you can have the page. this story is now currently located at a dragon story

2005-03-05 [Nite_Owl]: actually [Bonedust] was first to edit it, so i suppose it belongs to him...i dunno. i love dragons (^,^) dragons, wolves, and owls! horray!!

2005-03-08 [Black_Dragon_123]: THIS PAGE MUST BELONG TO ME!!! IT MUST!!! Bonedust ain't here now...

2005-04-03 [xido]: Don't be senseless.... I am messaging him currently. All of you would be allowed to openly edit the page if it were a part of the Creature_List, but that is still in the works currently.... Any clue why the page says nothing at all?

2005-04-04 [Black_Dragon_123]: because I did that.

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